‘Max Payne 3′ is a commercial disappointment

Rockstar Games is considered a nearly bulletproof game developer. They take their time crafting their games, and their releases are always major events. The company’s last three blockbuster titles — Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption and last year’s L.A. Noire — enjoyed chart-topping success, a testament to the company’s dedication to quality and terrific sense of timing.

But the release of Max Payne 3 is putting their impressive streak at risk.

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‘Diablo III’ rules May sales charts in another down month for video games

For Activision-Blizzard, hell on earth meant a cash bonanza in May. For every other video game publisher, it was just hell.

The PC/Mac blockbuster Diablo III was the month’s top selling video game — even without taking in the title’s (presumably substantial) digital sales. But demand for the long-in-development action role-playing game couldn’t prop up the industry’s sales charts.

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