According to Michael Pachter, Mafia 2
sales appear unlikely to recoup the cost of the game's six-year development period. The Wedbush analyst told Gamasutra
that "consumer interest appears to be waning" for 2K Games' crime drama.
currently holds the #43 position on Amazon's Video Game Bestsellers list
, one week after release. In comparison, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption
faced regular shortages
when it was first released and sold five million units
in just three weeks' time.
Take-Two will update its investors with the company's latest financial results later this week. In addition to confirming sales figures, Pachter expects "the company to announce a shift in release dates for LA Noire
out of 2010 and into 2011." Now ... wouldn't that be surprising