Take-Two: Spec Ops: The Line, Max Payne 3 see lower-than-anticipated sales

Spec Ops: The Line and Max Payne 3 were slight disappointments for Take-Two during the last financial quarter.

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jeagerjaques873280d ago (Edited 3280d ago )

To many fps games that are similar and so many great games coming out in the next few month's or so,i guess people may be saving there money for them.

-Mika-3280d ago

Spec ops and MP3 aren't FPS. They were great games with great stories. Also if you can't save up $60 every month. Than you have a really crappy job.

jeagerjaques873280d ago (Edited 3280d ago )

that is true but the average gamer has more things to spend there money on than games,just saying and for the fps thing iknow its not but fps have the most sales in the last few years and im sure that had a huge affect on this game, may they be great or very bad. These game's are great but it was released at a bad time where fps games seem to rule sales.

joab7773280d ago

It's not the money. It's the games. Over the last 9 months I have played skyrim, kingdoms of amalur, mass effect 3, & dragons dogma, taking up all my time. Had 2 of these not released, I would have bought and played up to 6 more games. I still have Batman to finish and I want to get darksiders 2 & borderlands 2 before the fall rush. Now, I am someone that almost always buys new on release but have not had to or wanted to recently. I don't think it's so much a reflection of money but the sheer quantity, quality, and length of recent games.

Army_of_Darkness3280d ago (Edited 3280d ago )

just last week I got saints row 3 used for $15 and max payne 3 (brand new) for $30 at walmart:-D random sale that wasn't even advertised on the flyer so I lucked out! just gotta have a little patience boyz;-)

blackblades3280d ago

To many shooter period that's all they do is make shooters, so of course they going to save up for the best which is of course COD, MOH, but mainly COD most played shooter ever, that's all people do is play COD shame.

Whitefeather3280d ago

Both games are some of the best this year so far so it's sad to hear.

majiebeast3280d ago

How is 3 million shipped bad for MP3? I think spec ops dragged it down too much it was announced to early so before the game launched the hype was long gone plus i heard it was a pretty short sp campaign and then 60% is just too much.

Nimblest-Assassin3280d ago

For a rockstar game, the fact it was their biggest marketing campaign yet, and it still sold less than LA Noire.

They were hoping it would sell more than LA... but I bet you if they attached a demo to GTA5 for it... the game would have flown of store shelves

Its still a very good game... but I guess a majority of people don't like Noir, or the fact the game is actually challenging

Gran Touring3280d ago

I actually enjoy the challenge in MP3: it feels like a very traditional game in the sense it doesn't walk you around every corner. It does have a bit of a learning curve, thankfully it's a very entertaining experience.

Bathyj3280d ago

I never really expected The Line to do good sales. Great game though.

I enjoyed Max Payne but it felt dated in the sense I'm just not used to run and gunning my way through a game anymore, which is kind of how Max Payne is meant to be be played. I ended up playing it like a cover shooter, which I like, but I kind of underused the shoot dodge and bullet time. Still a nice game, just not the draw card it used to be.

MacDonagh3280d ago

Money is tight now thanks to the economy. People just don't have the cash to buy games as much as they used to and will only wait for established games like GTA V or COD.

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