GTA IV Hits the Shelves
Predictably enough, the new Grand Theft Auto game is selling briskly. One local DC game store tells me they've already sold 200 or so copies of the title, which was released yesterday. They have a few left, but those are all reserved copies for customers who already put a few dollars down.
Game industry analyst Michael Pachter has said he expects the game to sell about 9 million units in the first couple of months -- and 11 to 13 million by year's end.
One guy I know who has tried the game got his hands on a leaked version off the Internet this past weekend, in advance of the release. He gives it a thumbs up. (He says he intends to buy a copy of the game soon.)
He notes one instance where the game's developer takes a wink at the camera, so to speak. After one in-game date, one of the game's female characters tells the protagonist:
"I'd invite you in for hot coffee, but it would cost you at least $20 million." Nice little reference to one of the bigger controversies attached to GTA IV's predecessor, San Andreas.
I haven't played it yet, as I've been occupied with more family-friendy fare. Anybody out there have a take on the new game so far?
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