'L.A. Noire Won't Reach Red Dead Sales' - Analyst

NowGamer: “L.A. Noire will be outrageous!" said Jesse Divnich at EEDAR, "I don’t expect it to do Red Dead Redemption numbers, but certainly expect sales to handsomely surpass 5 million units worldwide in the first year, making it a top 1% title.”

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Kran2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

Wow... um...

Don't exactly know what to say about that.

I mean I suppose they could be right, because:

1. It's up against Brink, another one of this years possible GOTY's
2. It's not fully developed by Rockstar, so it may put people at bay a little bit
3. It's Team Bondi's first game, too
4. Not everybody is impressed with the animation...
5. Took too long to make
6. Some people think it's just a Mafia II spoof.

DOMination2759d ago

It's none of those reasons though IMO. People just don't know anything about this game and it's a shame. Hopefully Rockstar will start promoting it in the coming weeks. Let's see if they pull off the "from the creators of gta" trick/lie they did so successfully with RDR.

MaxXAttaxX2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

I mean, so what? Let each game be their own beast. It's nothing like Read Dead.

Does the general media not know anything else that's good out there in the gaming world?

(not just talking about this article)

Biggest2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

They've been advertising on all the good channels on the west coast. Every playoff game and most Comedy Central shows are full of L.A. Noire commercials, complete with the "Only on PS3" label.

JackBNimble2759d ago

I need to see some actual "game play" trailers before I make up my mind one way or the other.

BK-2012759d ago

There is no way in hell Brink is a possible GOTY. I'm gonna call it an average 80 right here and now.

madara0sama2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

Agreed completely. Another month, another shooter.

Hanif-8762759d ago

L.A Noire is one of the few games that i'm interested in playing this year along with Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 and Infamous 2.

soundslike2759d ago

Team Bondi is a new name, many of the people were a part of developing "The Getaway" before being acquired by Rockstar.

It may not be all over the internet, but I've seen plenty of ads on TV and Hulu.

btw, Brink is criminally underrated, and will be bashed by the console crowd, no doubt. Its really not competing with LA.Noire, although it will be for me. Enemy Territory: Mirror's Edge ftw.

Kran2759d ago

Guys, I said they could be right. I never said they were right.

Hanif-8762759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

I'm even more excited for L.A Noire than i was for Red Dead Redemption. From what was shown so far i truly think its a very strong GOTY contender.

silvacrest2759d ago

i had and have ZERO interest in RDR, LA noire on the other hand is just bring something different enough to peak my interest

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Gladiator72760d ago

i think this is true, i mean rdr is just like any gta game somehow,,

DWOM2759d ago

red dead revolver? or red dead redemption? lol

Downtown boogey2759d ago

Only one of them is on-topic.

hiredhelp2760d ago

All I say is so what. Not a GTA game let the game ride see how it does. If you like being a detective You like solving crimes this for you,

thrasherv32759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

That's why I'm not going to buy it. Red Dead was completely GTA in the old west. Sure, there was some missions where you had to play "cowboy" and round up cattle, which was completely boring(obviously my opinion.) But that was a small part of the game. This looks like I will be playing "detective" the majority of the game.

jetlian2759d ago

I've never really cared for R* GAMES. This could be fun though. I heard random crimes happen which you can show up to for more action

George Sears2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

Red Dead was nothing like any GTA game. I don't get why people keep on comparing the two. Besides following there stapled sandbox story driven gameplay both franchise have there own identity.

silvacrest2759d ago

for some people open world + guns + any form of transport = GTA

anyway, im hyped for LA noire and hope it does well

Hanif-8762759d ago

I like watching CSI and my girlfriend does also. Who do you think is asking me if its out yet almost every day?!

hiredhelp2759d ago

Lol my ex is a csi fan. And lost

fantasygamer2760d ago

It also really depends on how well its advertised.

Christopher2759d ago

It's in common rotation on Hulu. I know that much.

DWOM2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

I donno... Red Dead was amazing... but L.A. looks like an awome game too... I think that L.A. will sale a lot anyways..
Don't worry Rockstar you'll get your checks! :)

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