Bad reviews don't hurt sales

Despite being roundly panned by critics throughout the gaming industry, the videogame "50 Cent: Bulletproof" has proven a successful retail hit, selling more than 1 million units since it was introduced in late November.

According to GameStop, a national videogame retail chain, the game was one of the best-selling titles in December. It was banned in Australia for excessive violence.

The game has been criticized for a weak story line, awkward gameplay mechanics and bad graphics. But it also contained more extras than any videogame title to date, with 4 CDs worth of existing and exclusive music, more than a dozen music videos and various other bonus features.

It was created by Vivendi Universal Games, in partnership with Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Records.