Grand Theft Auto IV golden, already in transit

Rockstar Games' heavily anticipated open-world action adventure for Xbox 360, PS3 has entered mass production and is "en route to retailers" for April 29 release.

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Say so long to those delay rumors. While word has yet to come on whether Take-Two will accede to Electronic Arts' $2 billion acquisition offer, one scenario that will not occur is analysts' speculated delay of Grand Theft Auto IV.

During Take-Two's shareholders' meeting today, the publisher said that GTAIV has gone gold. The game is "in production and in trucks en route to retailers," proclaimed Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. Rated M for Mature, GTAIV will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 29.

Though it won't be released for another 12 days, industry watchers have already projected a massive debut from the next installment in Rockstar North's prized franchise. Last October, Janco Partner's Mike Hickey projected global opening-week sales of more than 9.5 million, with 5.8 million units turning up in US consumers' hands alone. Earlier this week, Variety reported that sources within Take-Two fully expect the game to sell some 6 million units in its opening week, generating revenue in excess of $400 million.

Discussion

588 comments
jayrankin88
jayrankin88

still waiting for PLAY to post mine grrrrr, hope i get it tomorrow or some1 is gonna pay

marco0798
marco0798

Game never does anything right for me always late so i havent used em for over a year HMV FTW. its cheaper by £10(special edition =P) and free special delivery WOOT!!

djhannan
djhannan

My copy got dispatched yesterday from GAME so should get it monday as i always get them 1 day early from GAME, and the guide got posted today. cant wait!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

canana
canana

I will get it anyway:)

JokerCCXXII
JokerCCXXII

I'm interested in seeing if they end up pulling the game and trying to change a few things, so I'll be sure to get the debut copy just in case that happens.

rg420
rg420

I want to see this game break the sells records for all media entertainment

diablusx
diablusx

Saying GTA4 will sell millions in the opening week is like saying the sun will appear during the day. I think I just developed a bad flu starting on the 29th and can not go to work for a day or 5.

WJCJ
WJCJ

GTA IV fully leaked! UNREAL! Go to dailymotion.com and type in 'GTA 4 gameplay' and you'll come up with almost 20 videos of gameplay footage from pirated versions of the game.

JB2B
JB2B

Hooray, now let's hope that the retailer I ordered it with has enough to supply me with one. And oh yeah, I need to get my Xbox fixed since it broke (again).

protokyoto
protokyoto

Pre-ordered mine from bestbuy.ca Can't wait to get my special edition package. The 29th is gonna be a damn fun day. :D

Nerissa
Nerissa

Chicago Police blow-up the Trucks that are "en-route" lol

iceveiled
iceveiled

Please don't insult the GTA franchise by using the word halo in the same sentence.

t400991
t400991

Ohhh, yh, ohhhhhh yh they have got my pre-order ready YHHHH!!!!!!! its almost time for the big day! GO ROCKSTAR MAKE MILLIONS YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!!!

yiboy
yiboy

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akfonse
akfonse

seen the tv ad lastnight cool:D:D:D why these last days going sooooooooooooooo slow lol.its like being stuck ina time warp :| haha@ironman game trying to compete omg give it up :)

YTP_1991
YTP_1991

if my gta iv dont appear on the 29th im goin to burn the play.com bulding down!!!

Miss_Wacy
Miss_Wacy

woot, i just got a message from gameplay confirming mine too :D:D

akfonse
akfonse

yesssssss email from game confirming my preorder delivery on 29th.just taking payment early which suits me:D

heroface
heroface

i'm only worried for our customers' pre-orders (blahdvd.com) as it's not allowed to leave our building til monday but R* and T2 have stated that we must ship 1st class as early as possible that day to make sure everyone gets it on time so we should be ok

akfonse
akfonse

im getting worried now even though i preordered my copy on the 7th april.umm should i be lol dayum if i dont have it im gonna flip out. but surely if its preordered early on then it should be safe! anyone else worried about there preorders?

Slacker6000
Slacker6000

Your forgetting that Halo 3 was onmly release on 360, while this is going to be available to both systems. That why it will break records.

Potts1350
Potts1350

hey as long as i get it sometime during the release week im ok i bet this will be a good game

JohnnyNeat
JohnnyNeat

Great, now us preorders have to see if they arrive at our homes on the 29th too. If not how LAME was preordering? Big time LAME, that's how. I hope this game beats the others before it and is as huge as we have been led to believe otherwise I'm personally going to be on EBAY ASAP to ditch this duffle bag of loot to the first person who bids. Sorry, for those that love all incarnations before this out, hopefully, but I felt they were one trick ponies of novelty that got old super fast, like 15 mins, despite friends trying to pimp them on me. Reminds me of the feeling I finally playing through that OVER HYPED game called, GASP, Halo 3. Made me understand again why I hated the demo I played back when Halo 1 was brand new..

KeemDaDream22
KeemDaDream22

U all may hate me but i'm known as a nintendo freak 2 all ninetdo fans i may have to step away for awhile & grab me 360, 4 this 1!!!!!

claret10
claret10

this shatter any and all records made by halo 3 and it is so close

Miss_Wacy
Miss_Wacy

the feeling for this game is more epic then halo 3 for me, been waiting soo long for this game not long now :D

JackBauer1005
JackBauer1005

Halo 3 was a bigger deal then this at the moment but there only made close to $100 million because of game and halo figures posters etc, GTA only has the game and thats it and GTA is a big deal for as many people any more as most players of the GTA games aren't 18.

heroface
heroface

damn we sell games where i work too but it's been made 'theft' for it to be sold early even to staff.. we have to mail out first class on 28th!.. just a warning for all you who ordered it online

nicenator
nicenator

I was really looking forward to working the midnight launch for this, but the first of my final University exams is on the 29th... Bad luck or what?

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

EB games midnight launch in oz -- snake_9909--- YEP GOING TO BE THERE IN South australia :) can wait 9days left

snake_9909
snake_9909

all i can say is HOORAH for the following a)no delay b) ebgames midnight launch in oz c) the week OFF WORK d)caffeine red bull and no doze any form of substance to prevent sleep

durrell145
durrell145

First thing ima do when i get the game is walk down the street in the beginning of the game and admire the beauty of the game then kill an innocent bystander just to get my star rating up. i told my girl friend that the first two weeks after college is out that she wont her from me!!!! is that bad???7 days, 21 hours, 9 minutes, 00 seconds. until it's out at midnight

gekidami
gekidami

Shame i cant take the day off to play it, i just hope the shop gets the limited editions in the morning so i can pick it up...

rg420
rg420

8 days left ....man i can't wait

bandarman
bandarman

Glad to see so many students here facing the same dilemma I'm in right now... Can't study for exams just b/c of Apr. 29... Everyday I'm here on Gamespot trying to get some more info on GTAIV well whatever... have fun waiting till then!

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I sure hope I receive my copy on time.

TongLong
TongLong

Ahh, only a few more sleeps till I get to play in my favorite virtual sandbox. I loved the feel of Liberty City the most of all the locales for GTA games, and I'm hoping that grimy, neglected, old feel comes back to GTA4. I still miss the nameless, mute-thug from GTA 3 as the main character, but I'm sure the new dude, voice, name and all, will be lots of fun, too!

sellardwellar
sellardwellar

this game is gonna break records..... bigger than halo3 launch.... im gonna be at the gamestop till 12:00 midnight to get my copy...

salmanyousif
salmanyousif

I am really glad that a few days are left!

Become_the_Sea
Become_the_Sea

Glad to hear there is no delay, Now I'm just hoping they have a good depiction of what new york looks like, (unlike the awful "true crime: streets of new york") I mean rockstar has an office in NYC and from the looks of it, it looks good. I wanna find my apartment building and kill everyone outside of it.