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Mafia 3 is 2K’s Fastest Selling Franchise, Despite Being Critically Maimed

2K and Hangar 13’s Mafia 3 didn’t gel too well with most critics and gamers – though our review was pretty positive – so it’s surprisingly to learn that the long-awaited sequel to Mafia 2 has actually done pretty darn well for 2K.

According to the Washington Post, Lincoln Clay’s gritty open-world adventure has become 2K’s fastest selling game by shipping a staggering 4.5 million copies in the first week of the game’s release. It’s worth noting that those 4.5 million copies may not have all been sold, but it’s still an impressive number nonetheless.

So what does this mean for the future of the Mafia series? Well, we’re not going to pretend that we know the inner workings of 2K, but we reckon with these kinds of numbers floating around, a sequel isn’t impossible; far worse games have gotten a sequel, so it’d be a real injustice to leave Mafia by the wayside.


Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella.
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