Chinatown Wars did well for a third-party DS games says Nintendo

Remember we told you that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars sold just 88,704 copies in the US in March, and that such a performance had to be seen as highly disappointing. Well, it seems Nintendo thinks different, and are rather proud at how Rockstar’s game did on their platform.

Chinatown Wars is performing in line with AAA titles that have come to our platform like Spore or Lego Star Wars,” Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s VP of licensing and third party relations manager, remarked to MTV Multiplayer. “Those games went on to have very different life-to-date sales numbers.

I think strategically, this is a very important game because it helps send the message that great M-rated content can come to the platform and will find a home,” Singer added.

All sounds good, but when compared to Pokemon Platinum, which was released during the same timeframe, there has to be some dissopointment for Rockstar, as it sold a sky high 805,000 units.