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.

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

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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!!

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Cant Wait!

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I will get it anyway:)

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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.

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Im gonna pre-order nothing!!

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

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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.

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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.

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Woooo

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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).

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YEEHAW! Finally!

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So long still :( I hate waiting

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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

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

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happy days :D

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

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Ohhh, yh, ohhhhhh yh GO ROCKSTAR MAKE MILLIONS YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!!!

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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 :)

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

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Cheers!!!

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

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

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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

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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?

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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..

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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!!!!!

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No delay! Now I can relax...

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

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

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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.

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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

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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?

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so great;we are so glad;

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

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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

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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

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man i just wan PC GTA zzzzzzzzzzzz

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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...

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

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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!

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I sure hope I receive my copy on time.

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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!

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

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I am really glad that a few days are left!

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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.

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cant wait for this, its gonna redefine gaming

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im sure games these days make more cash then **** gta4 is gonna be a movie with plenty of killings :D gta 4 is gonna be the **** dope kick ass breaking all the rules entertainment has to offer :) and i booked my seat in front row um right next to saints row 2 ha

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$400 mil? Dayumn