In January 2008 game site Joystiq posted an article claiming that the cover art of Burnout Paradise
is remarkably similar to the cover art of the album Unsolved
by indie rock band Karate. Electronic Arts issued a statement that the similarities are pure coincidence. The comparison can be found in the related links section.
Early April 2008 development studio Criterion Studios
announced more than a million copies of the game had been sold worldwide.
- 2008 – #9 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
- 2008 – #10 PS3 Game of the Year
- 2008 – #10 Multiplayer Game of the Year
- 2008 – Xbox 360 Racing Game of the Year
- 2008 – PS3 Racing Game of the Year