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Rockstar parent Take-Two has splurged the news that GTA IV has topped a massive $500 million in sales in its first week of release.... read more

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GTA IV sales top $500 million in first week

Postby User removed » 07 May 2008, 13:04

Wow. To beat the previous record almost twice as much is astounding. Well done Rockstar. You're in the money (and EA's missing out lol)

Maybe next month they might make a billion dollars. 8)
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Postby StonecoldMC » 07 May 2008, 13:12

If one game deserves to break the $500million mark, I can think of no better. More money when the episodic content comes out as well, a cash cow if ever I saw one.

Well done to all concerned.
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Postby minignaz » 07 May 2008, 13:15

First of all well done to R*.

Now I bet EA will be working on a very cunning plan to buy them over very soon after seeing that figure.
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Postby User removed » 07 May 2008, 13:19

If they keep making money like that maybe Take Two will by out EA :wink:
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Postby _Marty_ » 07 May 2008, 13:33

<Imagines Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two swimming in his money pit ala Scrooge McDuck>

Take-Two are on to a winner there, bet they are laughing.
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Postby KevinM2k » 07 May 2008, 13:39

Seen as Halo 3 was a xbox ONLY game, and GTA 4 is both Xbox and PS3, I'd kinda expect it to sell more! If it didn't, it'd be pretty bad!
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Postby Sinthetic » 07 May 2008, 13:41

easily predicted and not at all surprising.
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Postby Suivaloom » 07 May 2008, 13:51

Yes the thing is it may break the 1st week records and launch records but I think it will not amass record cumulative sales over its life-time as there simply are not enough 360/PS3 owners out there as compared to when San Andreas was released and there was what, a 70 million PS2 owning market.

So I predict the sales will tail off as a high percentage of PS3/360 owners will have bought their copy. But well done RockStar I'm not trying to p**s on your parade.
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Postby Mappman » 07 May 2008, 13:52

Well I suppose if you hype a game from a well-established and infamous franchise for months on end and get substantial help from a huge corporation like Microsoft to advertise your product constantly in both the gaming press, tabloids and television... I suppose if you do all that you're bound to sell well.

Whether or not that makes the game a ground-breaking experience is an entirely different matter. Anyone else just feel like they're playing a GTA sequel?

Still, well done Rockstar!
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Postby lyrael » 07 May 2008, 13:52

Sinthetic wrote:easily predicted and not at all surprising.


Im a bit suprised though that it didnt sell more! :D Apparantly Halo 3 was preordered by 4 million people which should all count as first day sales right? I can't wait to see what the next game that reach these kind of numbers will be!
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Postby philgreaaaaaaaat » 07 May 2008, 14:58

lyrael wrote:
Sinthetic wrote:easily predicted and not at all surprising.


Im a bit suprised though that it didnt sell more! :D Apparantly Halo 3 was preordered by 4 million people which should all count as first day sales right? I can't wait to see what the next game that reach these kind of numbers will be!


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Postby wudragon » 07 May 2008, 14:59

Massive congratulations to Rockstar. Big it up guys.
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Postby flyingbunny » 07 May 2008, 15:02

"Rockstar parent Take-Two has splurged the news that GTA IV has topped a massive $500 million in sales in its first week of release."

Well done and congratulations.

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Postby hollywood111 » 07 May 2008, 15:34

Well done R* awesome game deserves every sale...really hope EA get kept at bay with a long s**tty stick.
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Postby Dark_Prophet » 07 May 2008, 19:16

I would like to know the console sales for the week are. What has the game done for hardware sales ?
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