Autoblog goes international: 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show coverage | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

DiRT kicks up 500,000 copies in one week


Codemasters announced today that DiRT has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide in its first week of sale. Codemasters further notes that the game has reached the number one sales position in North America for Xbox 360 and is in the top 5 globally for all platforms. Additionally, the company notes that the Xbox Live Marketplace and PC demos have been downloaded in excess of 500,000 times. On a console dominated by shooters and action games, a racing game landing at number one is a hefty feat indeed, and landing in the top 5 globally is impressive for any title. It would seem Codemasters is on a roll, with both DiRT and Overlord receiving impressive reviews. We're curious to see how well Overlord does at retail (we're guessing that 500,000 copies is a bit high).

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. DiRT is awesome, but very hard with the MS wheel. Forza plays smoother with the wheel....both are must owns!!

DiRT is beautiful too!!

True next gen, with all sorts of damage on the car and the road, barriers, etc.....the first time a tree branch broke through my windshield, I almost shat myself!!

Posted at 4:08PM on Jun 28th 2007 by ANt

2. sweet, Dirt is a really good game, it deserves it. I wonder how it's gonna stack up to forza 2 sales wise though. I just read somewhere that Forza 2 sold almost 300.000 copies in the US. but I'm guessing worldwide sales are higher than Dirt's.

anyways, great news.

Posted at 4:27PM on Jun 28th 2007 by andres 360

3. Hmm, seems like no1 made a big deal about Dirt being out but, these sales R nice. #1 means Forza is below it. What is the actual placement of Dirt in the global top 5 and what R the other games in that list?

Posted at 4:34PM on Jun 28th 2007 by ccc

4. Maybe this means we'll get more rally racing games on 360. Other than Sega Rally, I see nothing on the horizon.

And I was one of those smart people who purchased Overlord yesterday. I really hope it somehow finds a huge audience. It's a great game.

Posted at 4:50PM on Jun 28th 2007 by zenprism

5. DiRT is a beautiful game. The MS wheel is hard with this game vs Forza2. Racing some of the rally tracks i about craped my self trying to push my self to go fast and these trails are freaking awesome...GRAPHIC'S ARE WAY COOOL!!!

Posted at 5:00PM on Jun 28th 2007 by TheMan

6. Hands down the best racing game i've ever played. I'm glad it's selling so well.

Posted at 5:21PM on Jun 28th 2007 by poprocker

7. I think with Gears of War and DiRT, we are finally well into the nexgen.

DiRT is just the right mix of sim and arcade to make it insanely fun.

However, it makes me seriously question Forza's decision to lock at 60fps. Forza is a great game, but the graphics don't have the polish of DiRT.

Posted at 5:43PM on Jun 28th 2007 by Louis

8. Seriously, enough with the FPSs already.

Posted at 6:10PM on Jun 28th 2007 by John

9. I'm not sure about DiRT... I downloaded the demo and I thought the graphics were brilliant and there was plenty of next-gen sheen, but there was just something about the game that wasn't very fun and satisfying to play. Can't place my finger on what it is, though. Also that guy talking you through the menus annoyed the shit out of me.

Posted at 7:01PM on Jun 28th 2007 by Stupidiot

10. GoW isn't FPS, its a TPS ;)

Posted at 8:42PM on Jun 28th 2007 by Frank East

11. this discussion has come up before ... but with gears you have a first person camera around a fixed point (marcus). which actually does make it a first person shooter. Third person signifies separation.

Webster says "referring to one that is neither the speaker or writer of the utterance in which they occur nor the one to whom that utterance is addressed"

this would be third person:
Danny told Mary that she upset him.
Mary gave Danny the finger.
Danny teabagged Mary until she apologized.

The fact that you are playing as Marcus Fenix and you are not separate from him, makes it first person.

I don't think a 3rd person shooter is even possible, because you'd have to be a character.

Posted at 10:57PM on Jun 28th 2007 by colin

12. I STILL haven't played the demo of this, I downloaded it and forgot. I've been slack lately - still haven't played PoP or Carcassone yet either!!

Problem is I might like DiRT, then I'd have go out and spend money on a new game ;o)

Posted at 8:02AM on Jun 29th 2007 by Boff

13. "However, it makes me seriously question Forza's decision to lock at 60fps. Forza is a great game, but the graphics don't have the polish of DiRT."

The sense of speed you get when racing an R1 car at Maple Valley in Forza 2 wouldn't happen if it wasn't running at 60fps. They made the right trade-off.

Posted at 9:30AM on Jun 29th 2007 by Josh

14. I'm happy to see Codemasters making money on this one. It's a facking awesome game.

If you're a driving fan, but like games like Burnout over Forza and PGR, then I guarantee you'll love DiRT.

Posted at 9:40AM on Jun 29th 2007 by KilgoreTrout XL

15. I downloaded the demo after reading this article and I am considering getting the game.

The graphics are really good and impressed me more than the Forza demo. It does seem to be a slightly difficult, but it could just be the tracks selected for the demo and me not getting the hang of it yet...

Posted at 11:34AM on Jun 29th 2007 by LJKelley

16. Yep, the numbers were high.

They reported copies shipped. The actual number of copies sold is roughly 50% of that:

http://www.n4g.com/industrynews/News-48473.aspx

I'm also curious to find out return rates for this game. It's got a love/hate thing going on for it. Some people absolutely love it, some people absolutely hate it. My guess is that it'll end up being widely available as used from major game retailers really soon.

Posted at 11:35AM on Jun 29th 2007 by Pixelantes Anonymous

17. GOD I NEED TO GET HOME FROM NORTH CAROLINA! I live in Missouri, and I pre-ordered the game. I didn't get it before we left, and I CAN'T WAIT! I don't get home to the 30th.

:(

I think I'm going to die...

Posted at 5:20PM on Jun 29th 2007 by Zeus the God

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br> tags.

New Users

Current Users

Check out all our Halo 3 beta news coverage Meet the Pac-Man world champions!
Bits
Cheats (9)
Console wars (198)
Contests and Giveaways (54)
Deals and Bargains (78)
Downloads (167)
E3 (86)
Fan stuff (635)
Game announcements (70)
Hacks / mods (137)
HD-DVD Releases (41)
How-tos (44)
Interviews (92)
MMO (7)
Multiplayer (99)
News (3920)
Peripherals (210)
Podcasts (36)
Polls (12)
Reviews (43)
Rumors (149)
Shipping this week (23)
Video Marketplace (27)
Videos (144)
Walkthroughs (3)
What are you playing? (35)
WMC (20)
Xbox Live (625)
Xbox Live Arcade (512)
Xbox Live Marketplace (580)
Titles
Amped 3 (6)
Assassin's Creed (16)
BioShock (62)
Burnout Revenge (8)
Call of Duty 2 (20)
Call of Duty 3 (9)
Command and Conquer 3 (25)
Condemned (15)
Crackdown (64)
Dead or Alive 4 (22)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (47)
Fable 2 (21)
FIFA Soccer 06 (5)
Fight Night Round 3 (5)
Final Fantasy XI (12)
Frame City Killer (2)
Full Auto (6)
Fuzion Frenzy 2 (8)
Gears of War (224)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (32)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (28)
Guitar Hero II (60)
GUN (4)
Halo 3 (421)
Kameo (14)
King Kong (8)
Lost Planet (28)
Madden NFL 06 (5)
Mass Effect (28)
NBA 2K6 (4)
NBA Live 06 (4)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (4)
NHL 2K6 (2)
Perfect Dark (18)
Project Gotham Racing 3 (24)
Quake 4 (6)
R* Games Presents: Table Tennis (9)
Ridge Racer 6 (7)
Rumble Roses XX (0)
Saints Row (10)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (19)
Street Trace (7)
The Darkness (21)
The Godfather (2)
The Outfit (4)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (3)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (4)
Too Human (18)
Top Spin 2 (5)
Viva Pinata (24)
GDC '07 Coverage
GDC '07 (33)

RESOURCES

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Featured Galleries

Halo 3 McFarlane Figures
Ecco the Dolphin (XBLA)
Pirates Vs. Ninjas Dodgeball (XBLA)
X3F Meetup 08/08/07
Halo 3 Game Fuel
Puzzle Quest: CotW (XBLA)
War World (XBLA)
SPFIITHDR (XBLA)
Hexic 2 (XBLA)

 

Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • Blast Factor: Advanced Research EU release date unearthed
  • Rumor: New 40GB PS3 at $399.99 for the holidays
  • Worldwide PS3 releases for the week of September 10th
  • PS3 Poll Police: Your TGS Predictions
  • Madden 08 roster update makes Vick disappear
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
WOW Insider
  • The guild broke up... amicably?
  • More AFK concerns in Alterac Valley
  • Amazon still has Burning Crusade CE in stock
  • Is ignorance of class changes bliss?
  • WoW Moviewatch: The Guild, Episode 3
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PSP Fanboy
  • Castlevania producer autograph signing in LA
  • Worldwide PSP releases for the week of September 9
  • Wiimote control the PSP
  • Plenty of Star Ocean 1 & 2 screens
  • PS Fanboy Wallpapers: Volume 3
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Joystiq
  • Terrot threat prompts prisons' console bans
  • The good, bad and ugly of attending game schools
  • Joystiq interviews Metanet's Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns
  • Rumor: 40GB PS3 for $400, 80GB to $500
  • Eternity's Child too big for XBLA, gets Wii instead
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Plantronics Voyager 855 switches from headset to headphones with ease
  • AT&T gets Smart Limits, details emerge on two new Firefly models
  • iPhoneSIMfree's end-user solution tested, it works!
  • The hundred gadget giveaway: round 27
  • Apple mulling 700MHz spectrum bid?
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog Green
  • Spider-like catamaran goes 5,000 on one tank of diesel
  • The Ergo Bike Premium 8i lets you race other bikers using the web
  • August 2007 hybrid sales show Prius still hotcake-like, but overall the diner is emptying out
  • Spy Photos: 2009 Ford Fiesta/Verve that's coming to the US!
  • Chevy Volt goes to Europe: Opel Flextreme Concept has ultra-low emissions of 40g/km of CO2 (!) and two on-board Segways
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget
  • HD video: iPhone unlocked on camera from start to finish
  • "Mole" says $400 40GB PS3 (and more) coming this holiday season
  • Plantronics Voyager 855 switches from headset to headphones with ease
  • Solar-powered plane breaks unmanned flight record
  • PS3 backwards compatibility checker emigrates to US site
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • iPhone versus iPod Touch: What to buy
  • iPhone 101: Browser-based playlists
  • Flickr find: Apple protoypes group
  • Journeyman: The iPhone as character actor
  • School days: Firefox Campus Edition
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog
  • Spy Video: VW Scirocco takes to the heat of Death Valley
  • Frankfurt Preview: 335 HP Dodge Avenger-based STARTECH Starster
  • The Dark Knight crashes Lambos
  • Texting while driving in the UK could get you 2 years in jail
  • Driving Impression: 2008 Acura TL Type-S Six-speed
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Gadling
  • Greetings from Crete: The Best of Myths
  • Parkour, The Art of Movement: Why Just Walk from Place to Place?
  • Band on the Run: Kitschy, Classy Drake Hotel is Toronto Arts Beacon
  • New Beijing Airport to be World's Largest
  • Spending the Night in a Frank Lloyd Wright House
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget HD
  • Prolink intros PixelView PlayTV Media Box
  • HD DVD and Blu-ray releases on September 11th, 2007
  • HD Radio rolls out iTunes tagging
  • HDTV Listings for September 9, 2007
  • Meridian announces DSP7200 speakers
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Side by Side Explorer makes Windows Explorer more useful
  • Auto Shutdown turns off your PC when your download is done
  • Google partners with IT firm to grow Enterprise Apps business
  • WeBot: Stream music from multiple PCs over the web
  • Get your message on with Reactee
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines