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One million downloads in nine days

The demo of 2K Games' BioShock has become the fastest demo to surpass one million downloads over Xbox LIVE, according to the publisher.

And during an investors question and answer session following the release of the company's Q3 trading results, chairman Strauss Zelnick hinted that the rough two-year release cycle the publisher has employed for for it's Grand Theft Auto series could be adopted for future BioShock titles.

Zelnick also revealed that the Xbox 360 and PC title has shipped 1.5 million units worldwide to date and that it's on track to become "one of the fastest-selling games in history."

In the nine days since the LIVE demo was released on August 12, BioShock had outperformed every other demo available over Microsoft's Xbox 360 download service.

"We are really pleased that Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Marketplace has managed to attract a record number of gamers to its site to download and check out BioShock," commented Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K Games.

The title has also become this year's highest-ranked game across all console platforms on Metacritic.com.

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