Randy Pitchford: "customers love Duke"

Plus, voice actor hits out at critics.

Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford has taken to Twitter to comment on sales of Duke Nukem Forever.

"With sales data, it seems like *customers* love Duke," he said. "I guess sometimes we want greasy hamburgers instead of caviar..."

Duke Nukem Forever, thought lost in development hell before Borderlands developer Gearbox rescued it, was panned by critics upon its release last week.

Eurogamer's Duke Nukem Forever review returned a 3/10.

Take-Two stock fell by over 4 per cent to $14.80 earlier this week. Stocks are down more than 15 per cent since mid-May, although up for the year overall.

However, the incredible hype surrounding Duke Nukem Forever's launch has propelled the game to the top of the UK charts, and will presumably have a strong effect on the US sales for June.

Meanwhile, Jon St. Jon, the voice of Duke, hit out at the game's poor review scores.

"I have no comments regarding bad reviews by clueless critics," he told The JoyPads.co.uk.

"They seem to want to compare Duke Nukem Forever to Call Of Duty and other FPSs and they are missing the point. My thoughts about Duke Nukem Forever: It freakin ROCKS! Lots of action, lots of fun, sexy, funny, irreverent... It's everything I hoped it would be."

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