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Deep Silver 'delighted' with Metro Last Light success

4A Games' sequel 'significantly outselling' predecessor

Metro Last Light has gotten off to a flying start, according to its 'delighted' publisher, Deep Silver.

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The firm said in a press release today that the game "has enjoyed a stunning first week of sales, significantly outselling its predecessor Metro 2033 over the same launch period".

Without offering any firm sales figures, the firm highlighted a number of sales statistics in comparison to its predecessor.

Metro Last Light's first-week sales across all formats worldwide have matched what Metro 2033 managed in its opening three months, said the publisher.

The PC version, it noted, has "more than tripled" Metro 2033's worldwide sales over the same opening week period. And in US, more boxed copies have sold in its first week than the entire lifespan of Metro 2033.

"We are delighted with the deserved critical and commercial success the game has achieved, and hope that this success represents a statement of intent for future quality titles from Deep Silver," said Deep Silver's international commercial director Menno van der Bil.

4A Games creative director Andrew Prokhorov added, "4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received.

"We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received."

In our Metro: Last Light review we said 4A's sequel is "gruelling, but worth the effort" and "a refreshing change from more traditional first-person shooters".

Metro Last Light debuted at No.1 on the UK all formats all prices chart for the week ended May 18. The 4A Games developed shooter knocked fellow Deep Silver title Dead Island: Riptide down to No.2 following three weeks at the chart summit although, according to Chart-Track data, the sequel to Metro 2033 was unable to match the first-week UK sales of its predecessor, which debuted at No.5 back in March 2010.

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