Pre-order sales for 2K Games and Gearbox Software’s Duke Nukem Forever for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, and the PC increased this week at Amazon.com Inc. pending release of the title.
This week, Duke Nukem Forever PS3 SKU held a sales increase of 57 percent to rank at No. 54 at Amazon’s Video Games division.
The Xbox 360 SKU held a 108 percent increase to rank at No. 12.
Finally, the PC SKU held a 58 percent increase to rank at No. 34.
The Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition includes a collectible bust of Duke Nukem, 100-page hardcover book, comic book, radioactive emblem dice, and Duke Nukem postcard series at $89.99 to $99.99.
Duke Nukem Forever is said to include over-the-top weapons, massive levels, and franchise interactivity – including the ability to shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards, or ogle women in the Duke Nukem universe.
It will be sold June 14.
Duke Nukem Forever is the sequel to the 1996 release, Duke Nukem 3D. The title was announced in 1997 and incurred a stalled development process, including a lawsuit between publisher Take Two Interactive and developer 3D Realms. A settlement between the two parties was reached in June 2010.
Sony in May began sale of the PS3 160GB Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle, which includes the PS3 160GB hardware, a copy of Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Pack, and a Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.