GTAIV speeds past 1 million in UK

Rockstar's recently released urban action adventure is number one for a second week in a row, despite a huge drop in sales.

April 29 was the day many gamers had long been waiting for--the global launch of Grand Theft Auto IV.

When the game finally arrived, it broke records in the UK, where it sold 631,000 copies in the first 24 hours that it went on sale. In the first week it was on top of the charts, as a total of 926,000 gamers joined in Niko's adventures in Liberty City. The game sold out in many retailers in the UK in the days after launch, as stores struggled to cope with demand for the popular title.

This week, UK official sales-tracking body Chart-Track revealed that the game is still number one, and has now broken past 1 million sales. Unsurprisingly, Grand Theft Auto IV sales were much reduced from the first week, down some 77 percent. However, the game still beat the number two contender, Nintendo's Wii Fit, by 4-to-1.

The Xbox 360 version was still the most popular, with the gap between sales on Microsoft's format widening to 62 percent of all sales, compared to 55 percent last week.

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asimplerapper
asimplerapper

Be glad that both PS3 and 360 gamers can enjoy the game.

steini_kallinn
steini_kallinn

These "Grand Theft Auto" series are becoming if not there yet, the largest and most legendary video-game series of all time! This game almost invented the "modern-adventure" genre that we know today. Hopefully the grease-monkeys at EA wont **** this thing up if they buy Take-Two !!

cheatham032002
cheatham032002

Sales Drop huh. It broke the guiness book world record. Hows that for a price drop.

darkride66
darkride66

"GTAIV speeds past 1 million in UK." Wait for it.... "When the game finally arrived, it broke records in the UK, where it sold 631,000 copies in the first 24 hours that it went on sale." Wait for it.... "This week, UK official sales-tracking body Chart-Track revealed that the game is still number one" Almost there.... "The Xbox 360 version was still the most popular" Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching! Way to keep promoting the 360, Gamespot! Despite GTA4 having the exact same attach rates on the 360 as the PS3, Gamespot always has to get their pro-MS spin in.

Skreb-Masters
Skreb-Masters

And it shall stay there for a good long time. MGS4 might be the next game to top it but who knows. Rockstar's hard work is really paying off.

Amir29
Amir29

Content Content Content!!! I hope developers are paying attention to how hard work pays off. I've been playing this game for hours everyday and I STILL haven't beat it. Quality + Quantity = A sure hit. I wouldn't however worry so much about the difference in both Xbox 360 sales compared to PS3. It's pretty well known now that Xbox 360 has a larger home based. That is mostly based on it's affordable price and the fact that it was introduced into the market a good year before Sony's machine. However, let's not turn this into another console war forum. The fact of the matter is that Rockstar has rebuilt, revamped, and refined what was already an excellent title to make an even better one. A ground breaking one at that. Unfortunately for me, this means a lot less sleep, and an itch to get home from work to continue with Niko's addictive lifestyle.

XanderZane
XanderZane

usmanthegreat I am very happy that this game doesnt come to PC and hope it wont appear on PC in future, It is a request Rockstar ******************************************************* Rockstar said they had no comment on a PC version. They original said that they hadn't even started working on a PC version yet. So it may or may not make it to the PC. If it does, it probably won't be until next year and most people will have already played the game to death except for 360 owners who will be playing the exclusive content that won't appear on PC or PS3.

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

Wonderful. It's about time this branding thing with Sony stops.

ctg867
ctg867

So wait, is that 62% of the new sales, or 62% of all sales? Either way, not surprising. Most of Europe is a Sony continent, as compared to an Microsoft continent. Except the UK, which is pretty big on the 360 side. Regardless, it's good for gaming overall. Oh and one thing.... TAKE THAT WII FIT!!!! Sorry, but that crappy excuse for an "exercise game" couldn't keep GTA IV down during it's launch weeks. Proof that at least some people who play games have good taste. Power to the Take-Two people.

emergency__56
emergency__56

this game will come out for PC, like every other copy of GTA... that being said, like every other copy of GTA it won't be out till next year of vary late this year. oh and Rockstar has never announced it coming out for PC till a few months before release with all the other GTA... thats good tho because 50% of people will just download it. thats why its made for system first :)

Pete5506
Pete5506

Go GTA, I still didnt beat it yet

kkkkknaruto
kkkkknaruto

as ps3 sales more so will gta 4, dis is pretty good for rockstar its like almost everyone whos gna buy a ps3 in da next 2 months r either gna get gta 4 or metal gear solid 4. by the end i think we'll see more sales on the ps3 than 360.

Myzz617
Myzz617

The patch came out to fix the freeze issue and as far as ranking they fixed that as well but b4 hand i used to play online then play a mission and let it autosave B4 i shutdown my system.

usmanthegreat
usmanthegreat

I am very happy that this game doesnt come to PC and hope it wont appear on PC in future, It is a request Rockstar

JJpenguin
JJpenguin

yeah, i have a computer that does computer stuff, and an xbox that does xbox stuff, that works for me, because i want a specialised system so i have the assurance of quality (Versus price in terms of pc gaming...)

JoshChambers
JoshChambers

GodOfSyn - you do realize there is no PC version right? It is strictly 360/PS3

ShadoweaverCode
ShadoweaverCode

mondo510 - I don't want an entertainment system out of my video game console, I just want to play video games. I could care less about PSN being free, I like to chat with my friends on Xbox live, whether they are playing the same game or not, so the cost is worth it. Full Hi-def? Whatever are you talking about? 360 can do 1080p even over component cables. Read any storage device? Again, I want a games console from my game console... not some do it all, but plays games mediocre machine.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Hoping to pick up my copy today! Part of me wants to get it for my PS3 because it seems that they have fixed the bugs, and the other part wants to get it for my 360 simply for the DLC and achievements. I guess I"ll just fip a coin.

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

I might even get the PC version. I have the PS3 one but the resolution and higher quality effects could be cool to see on the PC version.

reallaughingman
reallaughingman

i just showed up late for my final, could not stop playing this game. i love being the police, never win though lol

mondo510
mondo510

Ps3 is a geeks console? i think you meant an all around entertainment system that causes you to become bitter because you cant afford it. or maybe you cant appreciate how much more it provides to its gamers, i.e. free online play, blueray, full hi-def, or the capability to read mostly any storage device...Laitheybaby i suggest you take your thumb out of your orifices and accept that entertainment is about more that be confined to doing one thing with your system

asad_azam
asad_azam

Just cant wait for the PC version. Anyone Please tell me when it will be out.

erectism
erectism

laitheybaby GET A LIFE its just a console i have both theyre both great p.s. ps3 got ninja gaiden aswell :]

laitheybaby
laitheybaby

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pete_merlin
pete_merlin

iven oticed my gta games crashes on the 360 when its on the loading screen. only ever happens online, loads forever. so annoying

armless1987
armless1987

Not surprised sales are down 77 percent. I think GTA4 is a very good game but I also found it a bit dissapointing for at least the first 20 hours. Maybe once people got a chance to try it they decided not to buy it afterall. As for the difficulties with people finding it, why don't the companies and retailers get enough stock in to satisfy the demand and make themselves more money, a trained monkey could have told them that however many copies they shipped was not going to be enough, was it a logistics problem? fishnpeas I think you are quite correct about the game, in terms of gameplay hours it is definitely one of the best non rpg games to come out for a while and im not knocking that because I like to finally have a game that lasts more than 15 hours or whatever so hats off to rockstar. As for the graphics they are kind of a mixed bag, the city is a technically phenomenal but I found some of the animation a bit crude and the movement kind of felt exactly like vice city, a very old game. Still though its great and I cant wait to get back on it later on.

laitheybaby
laitheybaby

I notice alot of pro ps3 comments these days which is why I was confused as to why GTA IV is doing so much better on the 360. Turns out the ps3 fanboys are just the most vocal, mainly due to their insecurities.

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

it should be able to outsell halo 3 this month (pretty sure it can sell another 2 million in 2 weeks)

bioghost
bioghost

i want it on my PC, when will the PC version be release?

khoofia_pika
khoofia_pika

great going GTA... already, according to Gamerankings, GTA IV has become the best game ever (critically) and looking at these sales figures, it might go on to become the highest selling game ever and outsell even Halo 3!

AranJatt
AranJatt

best game ever, but for some reason wen i play online my rank gets reset every time i logg back online, so i am playing online for no reason!!! that happen to anyone else?

stevo_360
stevo_360

I stiil can't F*@#*#g find it!!

connor93
connor93

vermin why would they not let it out over here in the uk when its made over here by rockstar north in scotland god your ignorant

Merl57
Merl57

i stopped playing GTA for some reason

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

THis is the first GTA game I bought, and am still trying to figure out what it does, . .am I missing something? Is there a switch that turns the REAL game on?......Boring, . PS3, and the 360 version are equally boring.

Irve
Irve

surely there is more in the content to worry about than swearing and ,lets face it, very mild sexual situations ! personally i would have thought all the murder and car stealing is what i wouldn't want your kids seeing

chickenfeed9
chickenfeed9

I bought it from the USA and imported it over. Still worked out cheaper. im fed up of being ripped off in the UK. The best thing about the ps3 is that it doesnt have regional lockout, so gamers have the choice.

strychnos
strychnos

It's definitely an awesome game and one I had to get. Plus I am lookin forward to the exclusive 360 dl content but I agree with okassar--would be nice to have a version w/out all the sex and "f" bombs for those of us with kids or for those who don't need that in a game to make it fun...just seems way over the top sometimes

Irve
Irve

CreepyBacon : well except carmageddon .. but that ban was lifted too anyways .... my new 360 is still GTAless and will remain so until i get though somr of the older titles on my must play list .. like bioshock and Mass effect !

magic_dragon
magic_dragon

I really hope in future retailers have enough copies in stock. It's ridiculous in my city it is still sold out everywhere!

CreepyBacon
CreepyBacon

@ Vermin14 The last game banned here was manhunt 2 and it got lifted. Before that, no game had been banned here ever. What are you talking about?

Ruckuskromm
Ruckuskromm

Hopefully the Take Two shareholders finally realilize what they have in their hands. It's one of the main reasons why EA is after the publisher.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Snore. I'll be buying GTA4 at some point this year but I'm really getting fed up of hearing about it's sales figures. Give us some new news.

lamplan
lamplan

Yippee! time for a lager

khoofia_pika
khoofia_pika

this might be the game that outsells halo 3...

viet1125
viet1125

Yo, that makes me think about getting a 360

jmdude
jmdude

are the copies of GTA IV bundled with the PS3 being sold in the UK included? anyways, great news. I really need to get a PS3 soon to guarantee a copy of GTA IV!!!