L.A. Noire moves 900,000 units in May, trailing 40% behind Red Dead Redemption

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 22:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia has revealed that L.A. Noire sold around 900,000 units in the US during May, and according to the cited NPD figued, the game is trailing behind Red Dead Redemption by 40 percent.

The analyst stated in an industry note (via Industry Gamers) that in a comparable time period, Red Dead Redemption moved 1.5 million units, putting L.A. Noire at said 40 percent.

“RDR has sold through 8.5M units life-to-date,” said Bhatia. “We have assumed L.A. Noire will sell 3.4 to 4 million units in its life or 50 to 60 percent below RDR. In other words, the sales trajectory for L.A. Noire (-40% versus RDR) in its first month is right in line with, if not slightly above, our assumptions.”

L.A. Noire topped the US charts for May, and was followed by Bethesda’s Brink.

Rockstar and Team Bondi’s title was also the big winner on the UK charts before being knocked off by Duke Nukem Forever.