D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that its phenomenally successful action platformer Ben 10: Protector of Earth has sold 2.5 million units worldwide. Based on the top-rated Cartoon Network original series that has become a favorite among boys, the game allows players to take on the role of hero Ben Tennyson, who uses the DNA-scrambling Omnitrix to morph into different alien forms and protect the Earth from danger. Ben 10: Protector of Earth is currently available on store shelves nationwide for the suggested retail price of $19.95 for the Wii home video game system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS and the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system.
"We are thrilled to see the strong consumer response to Ben 10: Protector of Earth and the continual climb in sales demonstrates the dedication of fans around the globe to this tremendous franchise," said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3P. "We look forward to even greater success with the recently released sequel, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE The Game."
"Having our first-ever Ben 10 interactive game be as successful as it has is a huge accomplishment for us and this is another milestone of which we're very proud," said Christina Miller, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, the network's global licensing division. "We look forward to continued success as we build the brand's interactive franchise with a great partner in D3."
In Ben 10: Protector of Earth, the first game based on the Cartoon Network series, players take on the role of Ben Tennyson and, using the power of the alien Omnitrix device that has attached itself to Ben's wrist, become the only everyday kid to take on super powers and change into alien forms as they save the world through the game's diverse challenges, puzzles and skirmishes.