Following on from our earlier story, we can happily reveal that the former EA Redwood Shores title, Dead Space, has sold 1.4 million copies, according to Glen Schofield, general manager of Visceral Games. “I’m happy with that, based on the economy,” Schofield said speaking to GameSpot. “Last year could’ve been one of the greatest launch years in the history of video games around October time, but it was a year where people bought less games than they normally would.”
Naturally Glen wishes the game had sold more, but seems happy with the critical acclaim and the number of awards – “we’re at 75 and counting now”, he said. “If you look at used sales and rentals, we’re looking at probably three or four million people who have played the game.” If you’ve not yet bought Dead Space, you’re crazy – it’s an utterly brilliant, claustrophic and scary as hell third person adventure.