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Max Payne 3 Ships 3 Million, PC Release Delayed to June 1

Take-Two Interactive’s fiscal year financial report has revealed that Max Payne 3, which has been critically successful, has shipped 3 million copies.

There’s a hefty difference between “shipped” and “sold.” While Max Payne 3 has been doing well critically, that doesn’t speak for whether or not it will do quite so well in stores. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne received equally much warm critical reception, but didn’t do quite so hot in terms of sales.

Take-Two also revealed some not quite so good, but not quite so bad news for PC gamers looking forward to Max Payne 3. Max Payne 3’s PC release is going to be delayed… for four days. Rather than hitting the originally slated release date of May 29, Max Payne 3 for PC will be launching June 1. If anything, PC gamers should just be glad that Max Payne 3’s PC release isn’t slated for half a year or longer from now, as most Rockstar PC ports are.   

  • AidanJC
    Why are they delaying this?

    I've been told by my local game store that they have a pallet of the PC version sitting out back, but they're not able to be sold yet..

    I hope its worth the wait..
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  • vilenjan
    day 1 patch, they probably found some bad bugs and watch patch available before they sell it.
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  • alidan
    that is a big mistake.

    game isnt doing to well in reviews, this is going to negitivly effect the pc sales.
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  • ojas
    vilenjanday 1 patch, they probably found some bad bugs and watch patch available before they sell it.I was thinking along the same lines...
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  • DroKing
    Because they want to delay the embarrassment. This game is gonna be a joke comparing to OG's aka MP1/2.
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  • hotroderx
    vilenjanday 1 patch, they probably found some bad bugs and watch patch available before they sell it. At least someone learned from the botched D3 release ;)
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  • yapchagi
    Glad I didn't preorder MP3. Might be buggy if they delayed it.

    I'm more excited for Future Soldier on PC. Already preordered on Steam!
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  • The botched Diablo 3 release had to do with DRM. If the servers were overloaded, but people would at least be able to play the singleplayer Diablo 3 at that time, the situation would have been much better.

    But it's very hard to explain to a gamer that they can't play the singleplayer campaign (with NO multiplayer components to the gameplay) because their login servers were having capacity issues.
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  • elcentral
    im 100% sure they let the pc.v delay thinking some gamers wont wait for the crack and instead get it to the consoles, altho consoles are at least as much pirated, but game devs logic dont work like normal logich. i might need to get it a lot of memories from playing the first game around 11 years old
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  • Tedders
    I don't know why everyone keeps calling it a port. It is NOT a port. It was developed side by side with the console ones from the very beginning specifically for the PC.
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