Ghostbusters: The Video Game Sells One Million Units

July 27, 2009

‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game’
Sells One Million Units

Summer’s Blockbuster Title Busts
Through North American Sales Projections in First Month of Release

Atari announced today that it has
sold one million units of Ghostbusters: The Video Game across North America. The
highly anticipated title was released on June, 16, 2009 and has quickly become
one of the hottest video games of the summer.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based
on the smash hit motion picture franchise, is penned by original Ghostbusters
writers and stars Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites many of the original
cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established
Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. In collaboration with Sony Pictures
Consumer Products and acclaimed development studios Terminal Reality and RedFly,
Atari published this completely all-new chapter of the blockbuster Ghostbusters
saga to advanced gaming platforms to coincide with the 25th Anniversary
celebration of the film’s original theatrical release.

To date, some of the most notable
critics within the gaming industry have praised the game, stating:

  • “Simply put, Ghostbusters rocks” –
    GameZone

  • “The best damn Ghostbusters game
    I’ve ever seen” – Play Magazine

  • “This is the ultimate
    Ghostbuster’s fan festival” – Game Informer

  • “It’s not just good: it’s great” –
    GameSpot

  • “Entertaining experience with
    plenty of laughs” – 1UP

“We are very pleased with the
performance of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and credit the game’s quality as
well as the incredible support from both the established and new fan-base all
helping to make this a retail success,” said Jim Wilson, Atari CEO.
"Ghostbusters appears to be a strong and relevant movie-based franchise
videogame independent of a brand-new theatrical release. We look forward to the
continued success of the title as interest and acclaim increase across North
America.”

Ghostbusters: The Video Game is
currently available at retailers across North America for the Xbox 360 ($59.99),
Windows PC ($29.99), PLAYSTATION 3 ($59.99), PlayStation 2 ($19.99), Wii
($39.99) and Nintendo DS ($29.99).

Set two years after Ghostbusters II,
with Manhattan once again overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces, the game
also features performances from fan favourites such as William Atherton (Walter
Peck), Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) and Brian Doyle-Murray (portraying Mayor
Jock Mulligan).

For more information on Atari’s
entire line up visit
www.atari.com
.