Westwood's Counterstrike Becomes Fastest Selling Expansion Disc in History
Worldwide Sales Top 650,000 Units in Three Months
Las Vegas, NV, August 19, 1997 -- With sales of Red Alert: Counterstrike continuing to soar, Westwood Studios, creators of the best-selling Command & Conquer series of games, announced today that Counterstrike, the first official expansion disc for Command & Conquer Red Alert, has become the fastest selling add-on pack in computer gaming history. Counterstrike has sold over 650,000 units worldwide since its release in April.
"Any title that sells more than 100,000 copies is considered a success in the gaming industry," said Brett W. Sperry, president and CEO of Westwood. "The fact that Counterstrike has sold more than 650,000 copies, and has been listed on PC Data's top 10 list for three months, confirms that Westwood has created one of the strongest franchises and most popular brand names in gaming history."
Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Macintosh and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, Lands of Lore, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Monopoly for the Internet and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995.
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