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‘Titanfall’ release on Xbox 360 nets Respawn, EA 220 percent sales hike in UK

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It’s better late than never, and the launch of Electronic Arts’ and Respawn Entertainment’s highly touted first-person shooter Titanfall on the Xbox 360 certainly has pushed product. According to a report today from GameSpot, the game’s launch on the Microsoft platform boosted sales of Titanfall in the United Kingdom region by 220 percent.

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall launched last week after delays pushed the game nearly a month past the Xbox One and PC releases. EA delayed the game for the platform in order for its developer, Bluepoint Games, to further tweak and polish.

According to the report, UK game charts indicate that Titanfall for the Xbox 360 garnered 71 percent of total sales for the game with 27 percent on the Xbox One and just 1 percent from PC.

Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison called Titanfall a boon for the Xbox platforms in March, according to a report from VG 24/7. In an interview with VentureBeat, Harrison said the game was “blowing the doors off.”

The remarks follow those of Microsoft chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi, who according to a previous GameSpot report called Titanfall a “game changer.” Mehdi said the launch of the game on the Xbox One was vitally important, that it would help move units of the next-gen console.

Another Microsoft, Xbox One featured title, Kinect Sports: Rivals, did have middling results in the region, however. According to the report, the game, which released last week, ranked 14 on the game sales charts.