In its first week of sales, Mafia 3 managed to ship 3.5 million copies. This is actually a new record for 2K Games. Take-Two CEO, Strauss Zelnick, said that despite these sales figures, the game has reviewed well below expectations for the company.
"In terms of the reviews and scores, it was sort of an odd anomaly," Zelnick explained. "The scores were lower than we would have liked. But there are a lot of stellar reviews. I think the most prominent reviewers really loved it and recognized that what we're doing here, from the story, art, character, and excitement perspective is really unmatched in the marketplace. So I think we and our competitors are seeing some anomalies in the review system, but we take them as they are and we don't argue with it."

Total Gaming Network's review for Mafia 3 gave it a 2 out of 5 score, noting a number of bugs, lack of gameplay depth and variety, and poor AI, among other things.

(via GameSpot)