Team Bondi and Rockstar Games‘ latest title, L.A. Noire, was quite the risk. Venturing into retail space as essentially an interactive movie with some game elements, the title has been a critical hit. But the question remained – could the critical acclaim result in a commercial success? Initial response from the UK market is that yes, it could.
As spotted on UK-based site ChartTrack, L.A. Noire came out of the gate at full speed this week.
Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending May 21:
- L.A. Noire
- Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
- Zumba Fitness
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Crysis 2
- Portal 2
- FIFA 11
- Mortal Kombat
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
Knocking Brink off from the first position multiplatform slot it held last week, the crime thriller has apparently sold copies at such a fast rate, it is now the highest-selling new IP in all of the UK’s history. Other notable movers and shakers on the list: Crysis 2 jumped 3 spots from 9th to 6th, bumping the lemon-hating Portal 2 to 7th, which is down from 4th the previous week. Call of Duty: Black Ops is still hanging onto the top 10, sliding from 5th to 10th in sales. It looks like L.A. Noire is well on its way to the predicted multi-million sales after all.