FNR4 sells 1.7 mil, is EA’s best rated title of the year so far

With a current Metacritic average of 87 (360) and 88 (PS3), Fight Night Round 4 is a critical success. In fact, “It is our highest rated title so far this year,” Eric Brown, EA’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President mentioned during the company’s Q1 earnings call yesterday. And those positive reviews have translated into sales as the latest iteration in the boxing franchise has sold over 1.7 million copies since its June launch.

“We’re pleased with our performance in Q1,” EA Sports’ main man Peter Moore said during the call, “in particular [with] Fight Night Round 4,” and accredited the strong launch to the revamped fighting engine and “jaw-dropping graphics.”