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

Wednesday, 15th 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.



  1. Hunam

    Moving 60% of RDR is no mean feat.

    RDR however will be remembered as the best game of this gen.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DaMan

    Meh, it’s a tad bit dull to be the best one.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dralen

    Yeah. RDR is a vastly superior game, in my eyes at least.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. xxJPRACERxx

    Prefer L.A. Noire than RDR, probably because of the setting. But I think both are awesome.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Still a very good performance, without question. I wonder if it’ll keep shifting like Red Dead did, though?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. IL DUCE

    Yeah, both games are amazing. I will give RDR the slight edge though, one of the best endings ever in video games and probably the best ending I’ve personally ever played through. Both are completely different games though and are awesome in their own ways.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. RDR Cheats

    I do have xbox360… But are there any plans of Naiore to bee released on PC?

    #7 4 years ago

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