Proving the analysts wrong
, GTA: Chinatown Wars
launched far below their prognostications in March with a mere 89,000
units sold, NPD
has confirmed to Joystiq. The game was expected to show that a high-profile M-rated franchise like GTA
could perform well on Nintendo's handheld. With a mere 0.3% of the 29.3 million DS units sold in the US rocking the crime drama, that could be interpreted as not being a good sign for more big M-rated titles on the system.
Despite incredibly solid reviews
, it appears that Chinatown Wars
has quite the hill to climb towards analyst projections
. Perhaps only having a half-month of sales is the issue, with the crime caper releasing March 17 ... maybe next month will be kinder.