EuroGamer - Rockstar's epic detective caper L.A. Noire sold 899,000 copies in the US during its debut month on sale. While that doesn't sound too shabby to us, industry analyst Wedbush Securities isn't impressed.
how could 899,000 in one month be bad?might i add these are only north american sales.
The game probably took a long time and a lot of resources to create.
Cheez, what is wrong with gamer's these days, they're obsessed with "FPS Genre" and would not appreciate any other Gameplay style, Still it would be stupid for anyone to say that these numbers are in anyway BAD. "Team Bondi" should have made the Gameplay similar to the Image Below, To sell 10 Million.
Don't blame gamers, the game was garbage.
Yeah last I remember it took years to make. And I remember someone from Naughty Dog saying the reason the tech wasnt used for Uncharted 3 was because of how expensive it was.
Note to Rockstar: After that debacle called GTAIV, i stopped trusting reviews of games from R*. GTAIV was given 10/10 across the world and in reality it was really really a boring game. other GTA's were better. It was really the GTAIV that did it for me. didn't pick up RDR. was going to pick up LA Noire. I still have the wallpaper on my mac. read the reviews from users, it's rinse and wash after few missions. i know it's not R* who developed this game but it has got R*'s stamp all over it. Next game i pick up from R* will be something that doesn't have sandbox mode in it. and... that's my opinion.
Yeah the game is OK but after a few missions it's very repetitive and boring. In my own personal experience, I also found the interrogating system to be very shallow and mostly just a guessing game. Still, I'd say those figures are pretty good for a new IP from a studios first game.
. I don't know who would get excited about a game that basically is a series of interviews. I'm surprised the game has done as well as it has and the marketing campaign probably has something to do with that but that is not cheap as well. I'm not a big fan of that style of gaming and much like Heavy rain, you could get the same experience on a DS lite or cell phone since the thing is not much more than cut scenes. It's no surprise that this was in development for PS3. I'll take game play over this kind of silly nonsense. btw...I understand this game has been in development since the beginning of this gen with a big team...that means that this game would need a lot of sales ( maybe 2+ million ) just to break even.
I'm not surprised at all. And you can shave a little of their sales numbers for the people who mistakenly bought this game thinking it was like GTA.
Well, if they bought the game thinking it was like GTA, those still count as sales. I think the problem has to do with assumptions. A lot of people assume that a Rockstar published game was created by Rockstar. To assume makes an "ASS" out of "U" and "ME" (ASSUME). It's sad that people see a name and think it will be like every other game the company has published.
I think Rockstar's early advertising had a little to do with the confusion. TV spots will filled with driving, fights, shootouts. It all felt very GTA.
A new ip that will sell more than 4 million lifetime is below there expectations. wow
Like I keep telling people. Video Gaming is Dying.
Actually it's one of the few entertainment mediums not in decline.
i love the game i just hope that they make another one and while were at it how about heavy rain 2
Headline had me thinking that it was R* being quoted. Wedbush have no idea, this is one of the best selling new IP ever.
That what you get when making a good game......great sales. (exception...shooters)
Give us a PC version, also with RDR
I felt cheated and the game left a bad taste in my mouth.
this is a game where you need to remeber everything and think and use a little brain, people saying it was just guessing work alot of the time must be stupid. the game is great, the tech is fantastic and to be honest those sales are terrible considering the amount of console owners all together in north america. we need the FPS generation to die already!
I might buy this game used, MAYBE, Bring on GTA5!
Rockstar games sell for a long long time,this will no doubt cross the 5 million mark by next year.
Its an experience, but are gamers going to put a copy underneath their pillows hoping they dream about it? No, probably not.
Finally people learned games by Rockstar are boring, tedious and often have poor control !
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