Holy record breaking Grand Theft Auto IV sales Rockstar! We knew GTAIV would be a sales behemoth, but never did we think it would rack up hundreds of million dollars in sales its first week on U.S. shelves. But that's exactly what it did.
Rockstar and Take-Two just announced that U.S. GTAIV sales reached $500 million in sales the first week, which means 6 million copies were purchased from retailers nationwide. GTAIV also shattered Halo 3's $170 million twenty-four hour sales record, ringing up some $310 million in sales on April 29th alone. We guarantee it's all smiles over at the offices of Take-Two and Rockstar, though truckloads of cash tend to do that to a person.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
5-07-2008 @ 10:55AM
D Boy Flex said...
I love it. Worth every penny for the Special edition. Good game. Hopefully the DLC will rock. Maybe they will beat any record in that area too. I believe COD 4 maps did quite well, so maybe that is a goal to beat. I am loving the game and have a ton still to do with about 20 hrs racked in on single player.
5-07-2008 @ 1:43PM
Those folks that tendered their shares to EA must feel like true jackasses now.
(Yes, I'm abusing the reply-to-first-post technique)
5-07-2008 @ 5:42PM
it is an effective technique, but i would never do such a thing. _>
5-07-2008 @ 11:00AM
Halo 3 was only on 1 system so it's not really a fair comparison but still.. that's pretty incredible.
5-07-2008 @ 2:02PM
No, its still a holy s**t moment, 170 x 2 would be 340 so it would have been in second (assuming that they sold equal on both systems which we know they didnt) but thats still crazy. No one is ever gonna come close to that, not even gears, and i love gears but its not gonna sell like that on the first night, it might do a little under Halo the first night, bc i can see the fanboys standing outside for it (cough cough), but wow, that pretty much somes thatup perfectly
5-07-2008 @ 11:01AM
The only problem is that these stats are for both the ps3 and 360 combined. So I don't count it as beating H3 unless I see just the 360 sales or just the PS3 sales. So to me, no single console record as been broken until I get individual console facts. You may want to put an edit up just to clarify this is for both 360 and PS3 combined.
5-07-2008 @ 11:07AM
D Boy Flex said...
I vaguely remember reading that GTA 360 did beat H3 sales in the UK, at least for first day sales. In that post, GTA did in fact beat H3 in the UK. I can't say for the rest of the world, but either way, it is close. Also, I wonder how H3 would have done if it had gone cross platform. I mean, if it was also released on PS3, would it have done this good? I doubt it cause all of the people who want H3 have a 360, and any real PS3 Fanboy would not have boughten it just out of spite or whatever (I had many friends go out and buy a 360 just for H3, and to date that is all they play). Anyways, both games did well. I personally enjoy GTA much more than H3. I like CoD4 more than H3. I dunno. H2 kinda broke all the new territory for me and H3 was more of an expansion pack to it, IMO.
5-07-2008 @ 12:02PM
People who are into games would of bought a 360 for Halo 3, people who are not fussed about the game at all would of gone for console of preference, had GTA4 been a 360 only game, It still would of hit these sales figures due to people buying into the 360 for this game.
Same way as I will be buying my PS3 when MGS comes around.
5-07-2008 @ 12:24PM
Malfoy Roark said...
Do you really think 50% of the sales went to PS3? I mean really? I think its safe to say GTA put a cap in halo3s crown. It'll be ok.
5-07-2008 @ 11:02AM
I think we all KNEW this was going to happen!!
Do you have figures/amounts for the 360 version?
How'd it do in Europe/UK?
5-07-2008 @ 12:48PM
"The Xbox 360™ version of “Grand Theft Auto IV” has sold more than 100,000 copies, or 20%, more than the PLAYSTATION 3 version in the UK since the game’s release last Tuesday, 29th April. "
5-07-2008 @ 11:06AM
Maybe someone should set up a toll-free hotline for Halo 3 crybabies.
5-07-2008 @ 11:10AM
or we can just see the 360 sales, so that we can know the facts, I have no doubt that GTA sold more, I would just like to see the numbers. But then there are people like you who most likely will try to bash H3 at any chance you get.
5-07-2008 @ 12:25PM
Who cares about the facts?
For christs sake, it's a video game, it's not like we're waiting for data about whether or not global warming exists.
The "fact" is that GTAIV has the best opening week sales in the history of interactive media. End of discussion.
Stop bowing to Master Cheif... Niko Bellic is your god now.
5-07-2008 @ 2:38PM
If any hotline is going to be set up it should be one for all the artards that take every chance they can get to bash Halo 3 so we don't have to weed through their crap anymore in any blog entry that mentions Halo in any offshoot sideways manner.
I don't even like Halo 3 that much, I played it for about two months and it was a fun ride but not cracking anywhere near my all-time favorite games list. But FFS it gets old weeding through all the "HAY GUYS IM INTERNET COOL BECUZ I DONT LIKE TEH HALOZ LOLZIES!!!!!!!11111".
You don't like it. We get it, and nobody cares. Just get the fuck over it already.
5-07-2008 @ 4:01PM
Seriously, when did it become cool to hate on Halo 3 so much? Just because it is incredibly popular people start bashing on it just like everything else in this world. Grow up, enjoy what you want to enjoy, let others do the same.
5-07-2008 @ 4:05PM
Do you Halo 3 guys whine this much when you play the game, too? You might want to grow a thicker skin or put some panties on.
5-07-2008 @ 11:07AM
ZEBRA NINER said...
Nice. It's still selling like hotcakes. My GF went to buy a copy from Worst Buy yesterday, and they were all sold out! The store employee said they didn't expect any until Friday, and they wouldn't last long once they hit the shelves. She was able to get a copy at Walmart.
5-07-2008 @ 11:09AM
Cool dude! My girl has been playing single player a lot I think she's hooked lol...
5-07-2008 @ 11:15AM
ZEBRA NINER said...
Yeah, she's supposed to be getting her Xbox back from repairs Thursday, so she went out to buy the game last night. I don't know if anything can pull her away from COD, but I guess this might be it.