Despite the news that Jon posted yesterday about THQ's shares plummeting, Homefront has risen to the challenge of competing with the other first person shooters on the market and silencing some of its more sceptical critics, by beating Killzone 3's day one sales.
In the US alone Homefront has shifted 375,000 copies and THQ's President and CEO, Brian Farrell, had this to say about the matter:
We are delighted with first day sales for Homefront and are already fulfilling re-orders for the game from multiple retailers.
Danny Bilson, THQ's EVP of Core Games, went into a bit more detail about why the game's done so well in such a short space of time:
Homefront's excellent multiplayer experience, combined with our commitment to dedicated servers, make this a must-have purchase for gamers. Due to the strong and growing demand for Homefront's multiplayer, we continue to add dedicated server capacity. We are confident that the large-scale multiplayer maps featuring 32 players, vehicles, infantry and drones, will continue to be a major draw for the huge audience of FPS gamers looking for a new experience over the coming months.
Of course only time will tell if the game's run of luck will continue, but at the moment THQ's stock prices have risen from the $4.53 figure that Jon stated yesterday to $4.63 at the time of this post, and I'd imagine that they'll continue to yo-yo for the time being.
Keep your eyes peeled if you want to find out more about the game because Brendan's review will be going up very soon.