No wonder the Illusive Man looks so smug

Mass Effect 3 sold 1.3 million copies across multiple platforms in North America last month, the NPD has confirmed. The figure covers retail releases only, so digital downloads on the PlayStation Network (and EA’s own Origin) are not counted. As such, it’s safe to assume the true, ahem, Tali is significantly higher.

To put the figures into context, Mass Effect 2 sold around half-a-million units when it launched on Xbox 360 back in 2010. While it appears Microsoft’s console enjoyed the majority of the sales once again – it certainly seems making the franchise multi-platform has paid off for EA in the long-run.

Now if only the publisher could satisfy its outspoken fans...