Analyst Calls Duke Nukem Sales Disappointing
Analyst firm Wedbush Morgan has said that Duke Nukem Forever shipped only half the number of copies than originally anticipated.
Due to lower then expected sales of Duke Nukem Forever, Analyst firm Wedbush Morgan has reduced the Q1 revenue estimates for the game's publisher Take Two Interactive from $375 million to $350 million. According to current assessments, Duke Nukem Forever sold around 1.5 million units, coming close to the numbers predicted by Sterne Agee last month.
However, Wedbush Morgan had expected to see Duke selling around 3 million copies, double the amount the DNF has sold so far.
"We had previously expected Duke to be one of the year's top sellers due to a high degree of hype and a dedicated fan base, and expected solid profit contribution as the bulk of development had been previously expensed," said the company analyst.
On the other hand, L.A. Noire has been doing great for Take Two, despite recent controversy. Wedbush Morgan says they've raised the anticipated sales on the game from 3.5 million units to 4 million.