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Take Two Estimates Lowered After Disappointing Duke Sales

Gamasutra: "Analyst firm Wedbush Morgan has lowered its fiscal Q1 revenue estimates for Duke Nukem Forever publisher Take Two Interactive, saying that the game's sell-through may be as low as half of its initial expectations.

The firm is now estimating Q1 revenues at $375 million, down from its initial estimate of $350 million, with Duke Nukem Forever sales estimated at 1.5 million versus initial estimates of 3 million. Those estimates are roughly in line with those made by Sterne Agee, which puts the game at 1.5 to 2 million."

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cochise3132633d ago (Edited 2633d ago )

This shouldn't be a disapointment, Duke sucked.

StanLee2633d ago (Edited 2633d ago )

I still say if this game was released as an XBLA/PSN title the critics would not have been as harsh. Let's face it, it was a fun game but not worth $60. I'm disappointed that Gearbox and TakeTwo tried to capitalize on the popularity of the franchise rather than realizing what they had was really 12 years of dated, unfinished ideas. They should have put the game out as a downloadable title, get Duke's name back out there, then begin work on a true current gen Duke title. They fucked up and may have killed the franchise for good.

radphil2633d ago (Edited 2633d ago )

The franchise was LONG dead before the actual release of DNF

The 10+ years of waiting was KIND OF the reason than the state of the game.....

stevenhiggster2633d ago

Totally agree, if it had been released as a budget title like it should've been then it would have been much better received. I do want to get it as I have been a fan of Duke Nukem since the old 2d platformers, but even I was never intending to get it until the price dropped regardless of review scores.

chidori6662632d ago (Edited 2632d ago )

they should stay happy in this sales cuz this game is crap.

NYC_Gamer2633d ago (Edited 2633d ago )

the game is outdated and people have moved on

DA_SHREDDER2633d ago

They are disappointed? They should be happy people actually bought the damn game. They are lucky people still love Duke.

Jocosta2633d ago

Duke belongs in a land fill next to E.T.

BakedGoods2633d ago

Bub's for being a gaming historian.

mrsatan2633d ago

Have you actually played E.T.? Duke Forever is 100 million times more enjoyable then E.T. I understand some hate but this is ridiculous.

8bit_Nes_Rambo2633d ago

Duke is definately landfill material. The character, the games, it's a superfluous franchise. Bury it.

Impaler2633d ago

Am I the only one who noticed the lack of math in this article(before you actually click the link)?

"The firm is now estimating Q1 revenues at $375 million, down from its initial estimate of $350 million, with Duke Nukem Forever sales estimated at 1.5 million versus initial estimates of 3 million"

Morbius4202633d ago

yeah i noticed it but i thought it was a type-o.

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