Max Payne 3 sells ‘approxmiately’ 3 million units

Coming off news that Max Payne 3 topped the UK sales charts, it has been revealed that Rockstar Games' critically acclaimed title has sold "approximately" 3 million units during its initial launch.  Parent company Take-Two Interactive revealed the impressive numbers during yesterday's annual fiscal conference call.

Max Payne 3, which launched on May 15 and North America and May 18 internationally on consoles, will look to build upon those numbers with its upcoming PC release on June 1st.

In addition to the impressive launch sales numbers, Take-Two also detailed the upcoming Max Payne 3 multiplayer DLC. Beginning in June, and continuing throughout the Summer and Fall, Max Payne 3 will receive new multiplayer maps, modes, items, playable characters, and challenges will be available on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC. 

One of the additions includes a new co-op mode coming in Summer 2012, although no details were revealed.

  • Local Justice Map Pack – June 2012
  • Disorganized Crime Map Pack – Summer 2012
  • Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack – Summer 2012
  • Hostage Negotiation Map Pack – Summer 2012
  • New York Minute Co-Op Pack – Summer 2012
  • Painful Memories Map Pack – Fall 2012
  • Trickle DOwn Economics Map Pack – Fall 2012

Earlier this month, Rockstar Games detailed the Local Justice Map Pack, the first of a full lineup of multiplayer content planned for release this summer and beyond.  The Local Justice Map Pack, coming in June, will include the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.

If you already plan on purchasing all of the Max Payne 3 DLC, you may be interested in the Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass.  Buying this pass allows you to get all of the upcoming DLC at a special discounted rate, cheaper than purchasing each pack separately.

The Rockstar Pass can be pre-ordered for Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network from Best Buy or GameStop (or pre-ordered for PSN directly from the PlayStation Store).  The Rockstar Pass grants you access to all upcoming Max Payne 3 DLC and will be available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or $29.99 (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012 via the in-game store as soon as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, or PC.