GTA IV: 6 Million Sold
Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive Software announced today that the latest version of the popular and controversial game has sold 6 million units globally in its first week on the market. Put it another way, that's $500 million in sales.
The company says it sold 3.6 million copies of GTA IV on the first day the new game launched, last Tuesday.
One industry analyst, as I mentioned in a recent column, had predicted that the game's popularity would hurt box office ticket sales Iron Man during its opening weekend, but that flick did $100 million in business during this past weekend. Looks like that forecast was a bit off.
I've played about 7 hours of GTA IV so far. I'm blown away by the quality of the acting and the writing in the game. And, as much as anything, I'm a fan of the music featured on the soundtrack -- I only wish terrestrial radio was as good as the radio stations they have there in Liberty City.
If anybody has observations about GTA IV after having played it for a while, please post away. Also, are any of you having issues with the game crashing? A colleague of mine is complaining that his copy has been freezing up periodically. I haven't had any such issues with my copy on my Xbox 360.
May 7, 2008; 3:40 PM ET
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