L.A. Noire is UK's fastest-selling new IP

UK chart: L.A. Noire makes number one in its first week, is the fastest selling new intellectual property in UK gaming.

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L.A. Noire added commercial success to critical acclaim in this week's sales chart. Rockstar's 1940s sleuth sim went straight to number one, becoming the UK's fastest selling new intellectual gaming property to date. Sales were roughly equivalent to those of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, released this time last year (Red Dead Redemption was a sequel rather than a new IP, though it hugely overshadowed its predecessor, Red Dead Revolver). Of those L.A. Noire sales, 58 percent were of the Xbox 360 version.

L.A. Noire takes first.

Brink, last week's number one, falls to number three in its second week, with a 48 percent decrease in sales. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean holds steady (as she goes) at number two, with only a 6 percent drop in sales since its debut last week. The Witcher 2 enters the chart at number five: a respectable debut spot, with initial sales numbers as tracked by the UK chart three times those for the original Witcher game--though, as always, digital sales aren't factored into the UK chart.

Nintendo 3DS fighting game Dead or Alive: Dimensions lands at second place in the 3DS-only sales chart in its first week, behind Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, though sales weren't enough to earn it a place in the all-format chart.


Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices) - Week Ending May 21, 2011:

1. L.A. Noire (Take 2)

2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Interactive Studios)

3. Brink (Bethesda Softworks)

4. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)

5. The Witcher 2 (Namco Bandai Games)

6. Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts)

7. Portal 2 (Electronic Arts)

8. FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)

9. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)

10. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 ELSPA Ltd, for the week ending May 21, 2011.

Discussion

124 comments
daemoniumos
daemoniumos

and that's not only a british view of america, it's a european way to see America

daemoniumos
daemoniumos

Brits love the Old america (which comes from europe), not the modern America (which you are living in)

jellyman68
jellyman68

"The Brits can say what ever they want, deep down they love American pop culture. There's nothing like cowboys and gangsters anywhere." Most Brits can't stand America and most of the over-hyped, recycled, generic "entertainment" it produces. People love L.A Noire, but that's got nothing to do with American pop culture.

indiannoob
indiannoob

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA we cant be friends coz i like 360 and you like PS3 hahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahahah. HOW IMMATURE ARE YOU? (note- I do realise that this post makes me sounds insane, but could not help it) :D

smicheal75
smicheal75

i really hope L.A. Noire comes to PC

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@TheLast1Left, to me both of versions look the same. Anyway thanks.

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@Ex-DarkBlade I have been enjoying the game. On the 360. I don't care what system it is ported from the 360 version is sharper. I took it down to the native 720 just to see and it did not look as sharp as in the 1080. If it were not for a few great exclusives I would go Office Space on my PS3. I do appreciate that Sony makes consoles and games and has such a large fan base. If there ever became a time that only one game maker existed than the market would become stagnant and you would not see the constant improvements we get to see today. But with the diverse market that means people have things that they can disagree on. Take me, you, and the other guy for example, wWe could carry out this pissing contest for the rest of time and never agree with each other. But what would the point of that be. I guess if we cannot agree to disagree than we can't be friends either. So sad. But thank you for your time and opinion.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@TheLast1Left, buy whatever copy of the game you like. I just want to correct you on that L.A. Noire performs better on the PS3 than the Xbox 360 because L.A. Noire was a PS3 game that was ported over to the Xbox 360. Enjoy your day and enjoy the game.

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@Ex-DarkBlade Oh well then, I stand corrected. I will buy the PS3 copy of the game. Thank you for enlightening me.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@TheLast1Left, he is not upset. He just wants to explain to you that the game has a better performance on the PS3 and not on the Xbox 360.

steven141
steven141

@bourne2live Maybe it doesn't take into account digital sales? i know many downloaded it from Steam (like me). I don't think steam releases its sales figures so that could be why.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

The Brits can say what ever they want, deep down they love American pop culture. There's nothing like cowboys and gangsters anywhere.

RobinGS
RobinGS

Yeah I do like this game. It's graphically amazing. I can't imagine what the next GTA will involve. MIND BLOWING!

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

LA Noire is a great game, although it peaks in the middle and trails off into mediocrity it's still worth it.

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@Ex-DarkBlade I am glad you two agree with each other. He seemed pretty upset that I did not agree with him. Maybe you should let him know that you think he is right and he would feel better.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@TheLast1Left, L.A. Noire is not the only exception. Final Fantasy 13 has better frame rate and is sharper in the PS3 version. x-2tha-z is right when he said L.A. Noire is superior in the PS3 version. I researched his claim and I have sources to back it up.

nyran125
nyran125

nice to see The Witcher 2 up there. It deserves it. If only it was open world, the game would rival Oblivion or any other rpg easy. Even if i do actually prefer the The Witcher 1 combat mechanic using the mouse and stances, i found it more entertaining to pull off and interesting to watch for some reason over The Witcher 2. First game ive played for a long time where half way through im already thinking about playing it again using different choices.

steven141
steven141

My copy of la noire will be here tommorow, wish i had the day off work but at least ill be able to play it a bit, cant wait. Im surprised Black Ops is still on the list

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Weird, I thought LA Noire was a game not a type of Internet Protocol.

widdowson91
widdowson91

I'm really enjoying L.A. Noire. I can't figure out why it has a lower critic score than Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Read Redemption when it is miles better than both of those.

pokecharm
pokecharm

I think it'll be more telling to see if it stays at #1 in the coming weeks or gets bumped by any of the really good looking games that are coming out soon!

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@x-2tha-z I say 1080 whatever because it will display any resolution 1080 all the way down. I bought the 360 version because it is the better version. I am sorry we cannot agree to disagree and can no longer be friends. So sad. And yes as you say multi-platform games look better on the 360 but I guess this is the exception because you say so.

barryjones009
barryjones009

LA Noire is a fantastic game. I just had to mention it.

Majkic666
Majkic666

@bourne2live first of all it is on the UK chart list, second of all they have not counted all those people who bought it from steam which is the majority

bourne2live
bourne2live

No! Why is Portal 2 so far down the order !

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@x-2tha-z @TheLast1Left I agree with some of the things both of you are saying... The xbox360 version of L.A.Noire seems okay to me apart from when the game first started and the camera moves behind a wine coloured car and then the title "L.A.NOIRE," appears over it, the frames were sticky and jumpy and I thought "Oh no, please don't tell me it will be like this all the time?" ....but thankfully no, I have not experienced any more jumpy camera movements. I have however, noticed that there are quite a few glitches through the game some being with my partner, for example: I got into the car after being at a suspect's home and he just stood there in the path, while I waited in the car for him, I even tried telling him to drive and although he answered me, he still remained still on the path? Also the same partner, but this time I was in my car and he wasn't but I still managed to talk to him and I could hear him talk back to me (Phelps) while firing his gun at another vehicle, which was really strange because when I first got in the car, he wouldn't budge and so I left him as I pursued. Although I have not played this on the PS3, my friend has and he claims no such problems but did have one glitch with a partner but that was all. x-2tha-z is correct on the debate over the 1080p/i for the 360. The games can be played on that setting, it is not properly rendered at that.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

L.A.Noire is number one in the U.K. sales chart... WELL JUSTIFIED, I would say. This game is really good and I would recommend it to anyone who would like a new challenge away from the norm of FPS type games, just don't go into the game thinking that you will be playing GTA style gameplay as you WILL be disappointed. If you like using your "Noggin" occasionally and still enjoy the thrill of chasing and shooting the bad guys, then you will love it? L.A.Noire is truly a welcome break away from the usual 100+ titles of FPS games out there. So if you are like me, and if you like the idea of using your head? Then go out and get your hands on L.A.Noire... you won't be disappointed coz... "Its Fantastic!"

SHERNEE
SHERNEE

La Noire is totally fun to play.. though it's a tad slow but still good.

jono_51
jono_51

Only 1 Activision game in the top ten :)

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Crysis 2 is selling. Great !!!

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Nice to hear, but it would sell a lot faster if it hit the PC as well. Oh, and not as a horrible port, that include GFWL. Still, I would like to cheer Rockstar on but not if they are going to ignore their PC gamers.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

@TheLast1Left You say changing discs isn't an issue for you. Far enough, but surely you'd prefer it to be on one disc? And if changing discs isn't an inconvenience, what is it? A fun time? A pleasurable experience? Would you like all your games to come on several discs? You own a PS3 and 360 but you bought the 360 version? Why? Seems like the main reason you got the 360 version is because you're slightly obsessed with "1080 whatever" resolutions. Why did you say that? Do you not know if your tv is 1080i or 1080p? It's funny because you obviously don't understand as much about resolutions as you think you do. Resolution isn't the most important thing when it comes to graphical quality. Especially when it's upscaled resolutions. You could upscale a NES game to 1080p and it'd still look like crap. Lol. Go do some research. Your comparisons of other games probably did favour 360. Most multiplatform games look better on 360 but we aren't talking about those games. The one we're talking about looks better on PS3. About google - Go try and find a review that says the PS3 version of LA Noire looks and runs worse than the 360 version. I doubt you'll find one. Not from a reputable site anyway. Now, I'm bored of talking about this. This will be my last post on this subject. Peace out.

23Jarek23
23Jarek23

@Majkic666 I believe it's the facial scan technology they used that took up a great deal of the games size.

Majkic666
Majkic666

I just dont get why there are 3 Dvds for the xbox version, the game is not that BIG (length) and the graphic is not much better then the most console versions i have seen, Final Fantasy 13 had much better graphic so i understand that having so many dvds

shadystxxx
shadystxxx

@tomertop Sorry but to me you come across as if stating facts, "the game is over rated on so many levels" thats a single opinion, the majority opinion from professionals and gamers say other wise. This game is a massive evolution from a point and click adventure, to simply label it as one is wrong, There is not one single instance of point and click. It is a modern day adventure game. Also it is clearly a unique game, If it only does one unique thing than that makes it unique, The facial animation alone is a revolution for gaming that will allow digital acting to progress, this game is the jumping off point, many games will use similar tech going forward, You can draw a parallel to PW but these days you can draw a parallel to anything. It may have 6hrs of cut scenes but thats over the course of 25-30hrs and they are short but frequent, Its better than spending 6 hours reading text, Also the cut scenes are part of the gameplay.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

LA Noire is pretty much beautiful in the graphics department. Makes you feel like you are there. Congrats on the sales Take 2.

tomertop
tomertop

@TheLast1Left BTW I never said I won't buy it o_o sheesh, I already told you that I think the game is great, so why shouldn't I buy it? I'm just waiting for the price to go a little lower, cuz I'm broke.

tomertop
tomertop

@TheLast1Left I never said it was narrow, I saw a couple of walkthroughs (of different commentators) and I don't think any of them got the same ending. all I say is that the nine Gamespot gave the game, and all the hype of some people like "ZOMFGOSH this game is sooooooooo special it's like so original, never seen before on any console EVER" is exaggerated. The game is a great game, with great replay value, great graphics, great story and great gameplay (if you love point & click, of course) but it won't revolutionize the gaming world, or be the bar for new open-world or 3rd preson shooter OR point & click games. It's a good game, I agree and I never said anything bad about it (except the shooting, from what I've heard). It's just that the hype about the game is just insufferable.

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@tomertop I have played point and click. I would not classify this as that in any way. You are selling the game short as a generic type game when it is the opposite. Also 6 hours of a 22 hour game does not most make. If it were 12 hours of video then you could be right. Also the game has choices you make and that affects which cut scenes you see. Because of that you are only going to see just over half of the cut scenes for every one time you play through. It is not possible to see all possible choice outcomes when you can only make one choice at a time. I will be playing through a second and maybe even a third time so that I can see more of them.

tomertop
tomertop

@TheLast1Left no, what it means that I don't think my opinion will change, because the gameplay mechanics donesn't change, only become harded. And that most of the game is cutscenes (Rockstar said themselves it's about six hours of it), which mean that most of the game will be through cutscenes (= a plot I already said is great). I never said something about the gameplay being bad (cuz I love point & click games), and the cutscenes and the story are great (and work well together with the new facial technology), what I said was that this game, as much as the plot and gameplay may be good, is still over-rated in so many levels, just because it's a point & click with amazing graphics and designs. It's no as special and unice as people say it is, cuz I went to some of the later cases and still found huge similiarties to Phoenix Wright in the integration. I never said the game was bad in any way, if it was bad, I would be arguing with you here. What I said is it's not THAT special. clear?

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@tomertop What are you talking about. You said that "it's just my first impression about the game. Although in my opinion it won't change, if you take into account that most of the game is cutscenes and that the other gameplay except investigations and interrogations is a pretty shallow shooter (not according to me, according to the reviews)." This means that are of the opinion that they whole game you have never played is mostly cut scenes and that you believe the investigations and interrogations may be cool but the rest is pretty shallow. How is that not saying anything bad about the cut scenes or game play? Did you read your own comment?? You are really something yourself. It is OK to be wrong. You can pick up or rent the game and see for yourself. You just sound silly when all you do is rely on just reviews, but every game site I have scene has given this game Great Reviews anyway so I am not sure were you are getting your info.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Oooooff...I am now ridiculously interested in L.A. Noire. I am going to get it!

tomertop
tomertop

@TheLast1Left oh, lol, that's really something. You didn't even read my comment, did you? I never said anything bad about the game having cutscenes or the gameplay in general. you're really something, along with all those 20 thumbs down on my comment.

R083R70
R083R70

The Witcher 2 and L.A. Noire will definitely be one of, if not the best games this year; I even think The Witcher 2 will give Skyrim a run for it's money, Elder Scrolls does the classic RPG gameplay better than anyone, but The Witcher definitely has it beat in terms of story, atmosphere, uniqueness, etc.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Im glad Witcher 2 is on that list,I hope piracy isnt hurting the sales too much.

TheLast1Left
TheLast1Left

@tomertop your reviews are incorrect. This game, like all games, does have cut scenes but they are far better than the other games out there. Cut scenes are not by any means all the game is about either. This is a Rockstar game. If you don't know what that means than you shouldn't play it. @x-2tha-z and I'm sorry but getting up every now and again to change a disc is not an issue. I have had to do that on some games scene my 3DO days and it will never be a deciding factor when selecting a game. I'm sure your right. If I spend enough time doing Google searches I will find articles that agree with you or I could find ones that agree with me. Just depends on what I look for. I did buy both consoles 1st generation when they both came out with money out of my own pocket as well as a 46" 1080 whatever HD LG TV. Because I used my own money I have always been interested to compare the Multi-platform games. With a game pass from Blockbuster (RIP) and the fact that they were 3 minuets from me doing a comparison was quick and easy. I still believe that the 360 versions look better when compared to the 720P counterpart on the PS3. Games that are in 1080 on both consoles like Fight Night Champs look very much the same at which point I prefer the 360 controller. Sorry if my opinion based on what I have scene does not agree with you, but that is life.

tidusjeff
tidusjeff

@RitsukoEX 360 is favored in the UK over the PS3 more then in other countries in europe. Go figure.

topsemag55
topsemag55

@Elann2008 Witcher 2 would have been at the top of the list, but they didn't include digital sales. That is backwards to me, as there is little difference other than no physical disc.

XsickGamerX10
XsickGamerX10

cant wait till friday when im gettin la noire