L.A. Noire Becomes Fastest-Selling New IP In U.K. History

by Matt Helgeson on May 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

It looks like Rockstar has another blockbuster on its hands with L.A. Noire, which posted impressive first-week sales numbers in the U.K.

The U.K. sales site Chart-Track reports that the game will debut atop the U.K. charts, beating out LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and Brink. L.A. Noire is now the fastest selling new video game IP in U.K. history, with sales, according to Chart-Track "on a par with the launch of Rockstar’s previous chart topper Red Dead Redemption which was released exactly a year ago."

We'll have to wait to see how the game did in the U.S., but we suspect it's going to post a strong showing on this side of the pond as well.