There's no doubt that EA had an uphill battle on its hands with Medal of Honor
. The industry has been waiting to see just how Medal of Honor
would fare against the likes of Halo: Reach
and the looming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops
. Now, EA has announced that the game managed to ship 1.5 million copies in its first five days.
Speaking to Fox Business, EA CEO John Riccitiello noted that the game has generated $100 million for the company. Not quite as impressive as the numbers pulled in by Halo: Reach
, but certainly a strong showing for an aging franchise in need of a jump start.
Riccitiello also touched on Medal of Honor's disparate review scores
, chalking them up to the game's polarizing real-world subject matter. Regarding the Taliban controversy
surrounding the game, Riccitiello said that the issue boiled down to media outlets being unfamiliar with multiplayer games. "When you were a kid you might've said 'Cowboys and Indians.' Somebody had to be the Indian," he said. "It's not really fun if everyone's a cowboy."
See the full interview after the break.