Los Angeles, CA - November 28, 2006 - Sierra Entertainment is proud to announce that Scarface: The World is Yours, the blockbuster video game based on the 1983 classic film from Universal Pictures, has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide at retail stores.
Scarface: The World is Yours was created through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
"We are very appreciative of the outstanding retail and gaming community support in North America, Europe and Australia," said Pascal Brochier, president, global retail, Vivendi Games. "This support pushed the game to #1 in North America while exceeding our expectations in Europe and beyond."
In the month of October, the world was truly Tony's. In addition to the success of Scarface: The World is Yours, Tony's game for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect., claimed the top spot on the PSP system in North America. According to sales data from The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, during the month of October:
- Scarface: The World is Yours was the #1 Game in America
- Scarface: The World is Yours was the #1 Console Game in America
- Scarface: The World is Yours was the #1 PlayStation2 Game in America
- Scarface: The World is Yours was the #1 Xbox Game in America
- Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. was the #1 PSP Game in America
Source: October 2006 Video Game Software Sales. The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service
"We are thrilled with the fantastic response to Scarface: The World is Yours," said Bill Kispert, VP Interactive, Universal Studios Consumer Product Group. "We know that the character, the mythos, and the brand of Scarface is one that fans are extremely passionate about. The teams at Sierra Entertainment and Radical Entertainment took that to heart - showing immense respect for both the nuances and the explosive elements of the source material, while also adding to the license's mythology. This is a great example of how interactive entertainment can extend a franchise, and we love that fans feel the game has done Tony proud."
Scarface: The World is Yours presents a sequel storyline that asks "What if Tony Montana survived the mansion shootout?" The game plunges players deep into the seedy underbelly of 1980s Miami as the one-and-only Tony Montana. Players are challenged to re-enact the climactic mansion shoot-out from the original film, but in the game the player has the opportunity to help Tony fight his way out of the mansion and survive. As Tony, the player must then rebuild his fallen empire and seize vengeance on his enemies.
Video game critics have praised Scarface: The World is Yours for its thrilling gameplay, the authenticity to the classic Scarface film and the game's Hollywood-level production values.
- "…the best open-world game to date." – Vibe Magazine
- "…it nails down the movie's atmosphere and Tony's attitude perfectly." – AOL Games
- "Scarface does Montana right." – Washington Post
Scarface: The World is Yours is now available worldwide for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Scarface: Money. Power. Respect., a unique game designed specifically for the PSP system that combines turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time combat, is also now available.
For more information about Scarface: The World is Yours, please visit the game's official Web site at www.scarfacegame.com.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
About Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games (www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG) category, holds leading positions in the PC, console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the creator of World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft; and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive Entertainment. Sierra's IPs include Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, SWAT, Darkwatch, Timeshift, Ground Control and Leisure Suit Larry. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Games Mobile, publishing games for the mobile market, and Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.
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