EA hails NFS: Hot Pursuit demo

Two million downloads in two weeks.

The demo of Criterion's superb racing game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was downloaded more than two million times within two weeks, EA's shouted from the rooftops.

The mega publisher said it's the fastest downloaded Need for Speed demo in history.

Other fun facts: more than 700,000 posts have been made to the Speed Wall, which is part of the game's Autolog network feature. More than five million Autolog Recommendations were sent from friend-to-friend.

54 million miles of open road have been raced, and 20 million cop busts executed – a somewhat abstract way of saying the demo's been proper popular.

Hot Pursuit's out in a week. Tom loved it so much he gave it a whopping 9/10 in Eurogamer's review.

Will the finished game match the demo's success?

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