Respected analysts Wedbush Morgan have lowered their estimates for the amount Take Two’s Duke Nuke Forever was going to sell, suggesting that the sell-through might only be around half of what it was expecting.
Originally Wedbush Morgan had predicted estimates of 3 million sales, but now pitch the title at shifting around 1.5 million in Quarter 1. In accordance, they’ve adjusted the total revenue for the publisher down from $375 million to $350.
Michael Pachter himself has weighed in. “Of the major publishers, Take-Two has had the fewest ‘misses’ in terms of game quality over the last two years, and as a result, delivered a profitable FY:11 without a GTA release.”
On a related note, the analysts expect the next GTA game to appear in fiscal 2013.