Analyst: L.A. Noire underperformed in US with 899K sales
Posted: 15.06.2011 06:02 by Comments: 3
Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities has announced that Rockstar's critically acclaimed open world adventure game L.A. Noire sold 899,000 copies in the US during its debut month on sale, which far undersold the analyst's expectation of at least one million sales.

One must imagine that the cost of developing the game over the last few years, including an innovative new technology for face motion capturing and extensive ad campaign, Rockstar was hoping for far more sales as well.

In contrast, Portal 2 has surpassed 2 million sales since its release.
Source: Eurogamer
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By neilmike (SI Core) on Jun 15, 2011
ha ha, so they should've released one for the pc platform as well !! this..ROCKSTAR
By Knave (SI Core) on Jun 15, 2011
Yes, I think they were over estimating the appeal of this game based on their previous releases.

"Hey if GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption" can sell millions this can too right?"

It's an alright game, but it just doesn't have the same appeal to make it a supreme blockbuster.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 15, 2011
Meh... another boring game.