There was a lot of e-hype surrounding EA’s and Steven Spielberg’s first gaming collaboration. Usually when things are hyped to the high heavens, they end up not even living up to a microfracture of what was expected, but BOOM BLOX lived up to the hype and garnered much critical acclaim. The only area the game seemed to falter was in sales, with reports showing less than stellar numbers. So it seemed that BOOM BLOX would be another good game casualty — critically successful but a commercial failure none-the-less.
But in a recent interview with MTV Multiplayer’s Stephen Totilo, EA CEO John Riccitiello said that the game has not only been a commercial success, but could also see a sequel. When asked about the game’s less than stellar sales, Riccitiello responded, “First off, we had a week’s sales with no advertising. Last time I checked MTV wasn’t a financial network, but .. it met our expectations. “Boom Blox” was a competent seller in the month it was introduced and only had a week of sales without advertising. So it’s doing actually quite well. We haven’t announced a sequel, but I would tell you that I certainly am curious [about doing one]. It’s a hit title.”
“So, HA!” Ok, he didn’t actually say that last part, but he did make sure Totilo knows his heritage, “Given that you come from a music network, I think “Boom Blox” is going to be the “Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’” for games.”
[See also: BOOM BLOX gallery]