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 Sep 24, 2004 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* Fable sells really, really well

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According to GameInfoWire, Fable's sold over 375,000 units in just its first week.
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Fable, the ground-breaking Xbox roleplaying adventure game, has had an amazing start at retailers across North America in its first week of release, breaking records and selling through more than 375,000 units (grossing roughly $18.7 million U.S.). Fable sets the stage for a spectacular holiday season for Microsoft Game Studios by paving the way for titles such as Halo 2, Blinx 2 and MechAssault 2. Sales records are being broken at retailers throughout North America: the game was EB Games' biggest first-week sales for any Xbox title ever; it broke Game Rush's first-day sales record for any game; it is the No. 1-selling overall title on any platform last week at GameStop and is the fastest-selling Xbox game at EB Games Canada for the first week. Fable even grossed more money than the No. 1 box office movie last week, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Like they said; look for Halo 2 to top this, probably easily. Still, it's good to see a quality title do well. I'd also expect Halo 2 to sell better over the long term, because it's going to have a kick-ass online component to stop people from trading it in when they've beaten the single-player side.
 

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