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GTA IV Sets Record

Game grosses over $500 million in sales

By Associate News Editor     May 08, 2008


GRAND THEFT AUTO IV logo.
© Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar Games

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV has pushed past HALO 3 and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END to set the record for the biggest opening week of any entertainment product.

Publisher Take-Two Interactive has confirmed that GRAND THEFT AUTO IV sold over six million units in its first week, grossing over $500 million in consumer sales.  GTA IV sold approximately 3.6 million units, worth $310 million, on its opening day April 29.

Microsoft's HALO 3 had the previous record with an approximately $300 million gross in its first week.

Currently GTA IV has a very good chance at beating the sales figures of previous franchise entry GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS, which sold a boffo 21.5 million units, one of the highest totals ever for a videogame.

Take-Two executive chairman Strauss Zelnick said in a statment, "'GRAND THEFT AUTO IV's' first week performance represents the largest launch in the history of interactive entertainment, and we believe the retail sales levels surpass any movie or music launch to date."

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AzuLTaLoN 5/8/2008 1:10:06 AM
no suprise here, if i had a job i would have a 360 with the means of my tax refund, but no such luck yet (cross your fingers for me my fellow maniacs and say a prayer if in line with your beliefs i'll take all i can get thank you my fellow geeks\nerds\dorks).
ponyboy76 5/8/2008 3:05:16 AM
Azultalon, I'm rooting for ya buddy! Yeah, this doesn`t surprise me either. I started playing in on Saturday and while it starts off kind of slow, it is a really cool game. The details of the city are just amazing. I feel like I'm back in the Bronx walking into a Bodega about to buy a quarter water.
hanso 5/8/2008 4:15:19 AM
This game is frakin awesome! Love it. No surprise that it's breaking records since it was a title everyone was waiting for not to mention it was finally released multiplatform. Too bad the frakin PS3 version had to come with bugs and I couldn't play it if I was online. I had to disconnect it in order for the game to load. Don't know if it happen to any of you peeps but anyway, they released a patch for the game yesterday through the PS3 network and my copy finally worked. only tried it once, so i can't tell you if it's 100% or not, but if you have the same problem give the patch the download.
laforcer69@yahoo.com_home 5/8/2008 5:43:16 PM
This does not surprise me either but I have to wait for it to come out on the pc before I can play because I don't want to have to go out and buy a console in order to play it plus the hardware I have is as good as if not better than the ps3 or x-box minus the blur ray that is...This is the only franchise I have ever played and look forward to playing it in the next year or two, hopefully lol
troopershades 5/9/2008 12:02:44 PM
online... shooting a 4 door car full of guys from the other team with an rpg... gaming bliss.
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