Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Sells 850K Units Worldwide First Week - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 October 2014 / 15,878 Views

The Warner Bros. published game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game sold 849,145 units worldwide combined during its launch. The game sold 362,97 units in the US and 303,802 units in Europe.

The PlayStation 4 version of the game sold the majority of copies with 554,230 units sold worldwide at retail. The Xbox One version sold 265,969 units, while the PC version sold 34,733 units.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor launched on September 30 in the North America and October 3 in Europe for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in November.


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estebxx (on 21 October 2014)

Great i hope it keeps selling well, its a great game.

Yafea (on 21 October 2014)

The game has exceeded the expectations without any hype. It's selling well due to the great reviews and the word of mouth

Zackasaurus-rex (on 21 October 2014)

This game has absolutely demolished all expectations. Everyone should be playing this.

Angelv577 (on 21 October 2014)

Need to buy this

Iveyboi (on 21 October 2014)

This game will have legs, haven't got my copy yet

Kirin_gaming (on 21 October 2014)

Well deserved, the game is great.

SlayerRondo (on 21 October 2014)

PS4 version does over double the Xbox One version.

NSS7 (on 21 October 2014)

Better than Watch Dog and Destiny.

QUAKECore89 (on 21 October 2014)

Really nice selling! PC version sold 34,733 units... What?

Slimebeast (on 22 October 2014)

Those are only physical retail copies. On Steam the game had a peak number of simultenous players of nearly 70,000 every day during the first weekend, so it's safe to say that it sold at least 200k on PC digitally during first week.

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spynx (on 21 October 2014)

PS4 userbase is diverse and certainly sets the trend. I hope it sail pass a million soon.

SlayerRondo (on 21 October 2014)

PS4 version does over double the Xbox One version.

darkneal (on 22 October 2014)

Good to see a quality game supported by gamers based on reviews not hype for once..