Star Wars Battlefront: 12 million strong and counting

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Star Wars mania has been unavoidable. The new film was the smash hit of the Holiday period and it now seems possible to have a Star Wars product for every walk of life, from new toys to a R2-D2 air humidifier nothing has been left untouched by Disney.

The Star Wars: Battlefront game has also done exceptionally well selling 12 million copies to date – that’s enough to fill both Death Stars, complete crew and then some. This isn’t a huge surprise as the franchise has the power force to pull people into games that may have abstained otherwise. Whilst the comment sections on reviews may have you believe it hasn’t sold well, the game lobbies on consoles tell a different story.

If you’re a fan of the series and a gamer it’s probable that you may already own a copy, and it’s easy to see why it’s done so well. Short of being in a Star Wars movie, this is as close as you’re going to get to being in a galaxy far far away, the sounds and sights are massively immersive and with a decent pair of headphones, you’d swear you were on Hoth itself (minus the need to cut open a Tauntaun for survival purposes).

So, whether you want to be Rebel scum or a swanky Stormtrooper, Battlefront is a solid go to for your Star wars kick.

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