Well we all know Avatar the movie was ultra-successful – but how the game managed to sell 2.7 million copies across the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP and DS, I’ll never know. Honestly, based on most of the reviews we saw online, we didn’t bother to pick it up and review it at all. And we won’t as well.
“The game Avatar performed ahead of our expectation in the quarter, notably on Wii, and ended up close to 2.7 million units sold in the full year, delivering a positive contribution for the company,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told analysts during a conference call yesterday. “The game continues to sell well, notably thanks to the launch of the movie DVD.”
Despite robust sales of Avatar, Ubisoft still posted a loss for the 12 months ending March 31, 2010–although it reaped over $1 billion in sales. It may get a chance to make another game on the film franchise, though. Cameron has already announced plans for a sequel that will explore the oceans of the first film’s setting, the untamed world Pandora. An extended version of the first Avatar will be rereleased in theaters this summer, likely giving sales of the game a boost as well.
If you want to see what the hype was about, watch the video review from IGN and judge for yourself.