Its no suprise that Doom 3 sold well the first week it came out. What is a suprise is that it was number 1 all around the world. Activision was kind enough to send us a Press Release with the full details. Just click Read More….. Id Softwares DOOM 3TM Tops Worldwide Retail Charts
Santa Monica, CA – August 24, 2004 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that id Softwares DOOM 3TM is topping worldwide sell-through charts. The game debuted as the #1 best-selling PC game in the U.S. for the week ending August 7, according to NPD Techworld.
Additionally, DOOM 3 was the #1 best-selling game overall in the U.K. for the weeks ending August 14 and August 21, according to the U.K. Chart Track and the #1 best-selling PC game in Australia, for the weeks ending August 8 and 15, according to GfK Inform Database. For the week ending August 15, DOOM 3 also was the #1 best-selling PC game in France, according to GfK; the #1 game in Germany, according to Media Control; and the #1 game in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, according to Manual Sweden, Manual Denmark and Manual Norway.
“DOOM 3 continues id Softwares legacy of setting a new benchmark in PC gaming with every game it develops,” said Ron Doornink, President and CEO, Activision Publishing. “The game has been critically acclaimed worldwide and we expect momentum to continue as it releases in new territories.”
Built on ids revolutionary new 3D technology, DOOM 3 is a terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. In DOOM 3, your recent assignment to the Union Aerospace Corporations Mars research facility seemed simple enough, until their discoveries and experiments unlocked the gates to Hell itself. Now, in an epic clash against pure evil you must fight to understand who is with you, who is against you, and what must be done to stop this nightmare from reaching earth. For more information, visit the official website at WWW.DOOM3.COM. DOOM 3 has been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.
About id Software
id – Freuds primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth – has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3DÂ®, DOOMÂ®, DOOM IIÂ®, QUAKEÂ® and QUAKE IIÂ®, and QUAKE III ArenaÂ®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, ids games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, Return to Castle WolfensteinÂ®, and DOOM 3. id Softwares advanced DOOM 3TM engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the companys World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.