Take-Two Interactive has today revealed that Mafia 3 sold 4.5 million copies digitally and to retailers in its first week, worldwide. This makes Mafia 3 the fastest selling title in 2K history ahead of franchises such as NBA 2k, Bioshock and Borderlands. This is an incredible feat considering the calibre of titles that 2K publish each year.
Mafia 3 was seen to have taken many risks in both its story-telling and setting. It was applauded amongst critics for breaking the status quo and telling an important story without holding back.
Further to this, Take-Two CEO, Strauss Zelnick said that “Mafia 3 reviews were lower than we would have liked, but we and our competitors are seeing some anomalies in the review system”.