Duke Nukem Forever sales 'disappointing' - analyst

Game's sell-through may be half as low as initially expected

Analyst firm Wedbush Morgan has lowered its fiscal Q1 revenue estimates for Take-Two following "disappointing" Duke Nukem Forever sales.


"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," Wedbush said.

"However, the game's poor reviews (average Metacritic score of 49) likely had a negative impact on sales, causing us to lower our Q1 sell-in estimate to 1.5 million units from 3.0 million units."

On the plus side, Wedbush said LA Noire had likely outperformed its estimates, and raised its forecast from 3.5 million to 4 million sales.

Take-Two said following DNF's release that it's committed to growing the franchise in the future.