It’s been less than a month since Ubi Soft and Presto Studios released the adventure/puzzle game
Myst III: Exile, and it’s already sold more than 75,000 units. That’s the word from publisher Ubi Soft, which says that tally is just for the first two weeks of sales.
Market research firm PC Data said that Myst III: Exile has topped PC game charts for both unit sales and dollar sell-through for the first full two weeks of May. The game’s collector edition, which incorporates some added goodies for Myst fans, has also hit to the top ten list.
Myst III: Exile is the third game to be released in the trilogy that started early in the ’90’s with Myst and continued with Riven: The Sequel to Myst. The series was originally created by game studio Cyan, and debuted first on the Macintosh back in 1993. This most recent installment was developed instead by The Journeyman Project creator Presto Studios.
The four CD set puts you back in a series of Ages, or worlds, created by Atrus. You must solve puzzles manipulated by Atrus’ nemesis, Saavedro (portrayed in the game by motion picture actor Brad Dourif), who’s on a quest for revenge following the destruction of his own Age, Narayan, at the hands of Atrus’ sons. Each Age that you visit is populated by different mysteries weaved by Saavedro which you must unravel and different puzzles you must solve.
Ubi Soft also says that the main theme from the Myst III: Exile soundtrack climbed to number one last week on MP3.com. Myst III: Exile has also been selling well overseas, according to the company — it was the best selling game in Australia for the week ending May 20 according to the Inform Official National Chart.
Myst III: Exile ships on hybrid CD-ROM compatible with both Mac OS and Windows. Look for it just about anywhere you can buy computer games.