It remains to be seen how many of those units will be sold through to consumers, given that the title debuted on the same day as another blockbuster, Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III.
Max Payne 3 shipped internationally on May 18 and will be available for the PC on June 1. Downloadable content (DLC) will be available starting in June and extend through the fall. Max Payne shipped on mobile platforms April 12. Those mobile platforms can play the same version as the original Max Payne, which shipped on the PC in 2001.
Strauss Zelnick, chairman and chief executive of Take-Two, said that Max Payne 3 had received outstanding reviews and is shaping up to be another big hit for Take-Two’s Rockstar Games division.
In a call with analysts, Zelnick said the company was pleased with the reception. Karl Slatoff, chief operating officer, said the multiplayer version of Max Payne 3 has been getting a lot of use and is generating buzz.