Ubisoft's newly released XBLA title From Dust has become the fastest selling digital game inthe company's history. Proving there is room fororiginal IPs, Ubisoft confirmed that designer Eric Chahi's Populous-meets-Lemmings god sim sold nearly 45% more copies on the first day of its launch than any other downloadable title before it.
Although Ubisoft did not give specific numbers, a rep told GR From Dust's opening sales numbers eclipsed those previously earned by a number of well known brands, stating, %26ldquo;In no particular order, the closest day one frontrunners behind From Dust were Beyond Good %26amp; Evil, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.%26rdquo;
Adding his own thoughts to From Dust's success, Ubisoft's vp of digital publishing Chris Early noted, %26ldquo;From Dust is another great example of Ubisoft%26rsquo;s ongoing commitment to bring original intellectual properties and brands to the digital space.%26rdquo;
From Dust is currently on XBLA only, but will be arriving soon on PSN, and on PC August 17th. In achat with Joystiq, a Ubi rep confirmed the PC version will not be saddled with restrictive DRM, explaining, %26ldquo;Constant internet connection won't be necessary when playing From Dust's campaign and challenge mode on the PC."
Still waiting for your version? Get your fill of earth-shaping, tride guiding news withour reviewand last week's launch trailer.
Aug 5, 2011
From Dust review
Finally, the game geologists with a God complex have been waiting for
Ubisoft's From Dust launch trailer shows what it's like to play God
XBLA title sold via the modest promise of all-powerful omniscience
E3 2011: From Dust hands on preview %26ndash; a fantastic, minimalist god sim
Sand castles? No. We build mountains