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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Cubbies

So close, 9 days left!! Oh, and screw off EA

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Eastcoast93

its'coming finally. well i hope it gets delayed juzst to see your reactions.,,,,,, no just joking i wouldnt really care as ive gotother games t o p lay

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Lord_Alan

@craigymail I can think of another question: will Royal Mail's terrible service prevent me from playing it on launch day?

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craigymail

Leaves one question, will argos sell it early like they did with halo?

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Razzi65

still 240 hours ???? ahhh.. when it gonna end..

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ShadeZ

I'm hooking up with a hooker, then running her over for a quick cash back... first thing! ROFL! I love GTA!

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ricemack

I need this game, its been too long. Cant wait for my 11 days off work to play it. I can picture it allready.... recliner, 42inch lcd ,5.1 surround , lots of crap to eat and drink and of course - gta 4 = serious amount of fun!

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Lostboy1224

Yeah, tell us something we don't know

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Skormm

"SpoonHeroSR Anyone knows if gamestop will do the midnight release?" They will be doing a 9am/10am release (EST). The game will be arriving at stores on the 22nd of this month but they are not allowed to sell untill the 29th. For the person who asked "what will you do first?" I think i'm gonna have to say, i'm getting online with my friends and doing a drive-by on all of them. =D

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HellaStoned

hummina hummina hummina!

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mookaone

ive finished my coursework a month in advance. ive just bought a brand new Panasonic HD Plasma. ive just added the PS3 to my beautifull Xbox 360. Ive just split up from my Girlfriend. I AM READY!

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SpoonHeroSR

Anyone knows if gamestop will do the midnight release?

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tirmothy87

cant wait! ive had my special edition reserved since june 07 !

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iNameless

Grand Theft Auto IV will be in stores days before it comes out ohh thats good thats very good. We've all been waited so long and now, look in ten days it comes out and it still seem to long. When we all get the game what will you do first a hooker or screw with the police damn tne next gen GTA is almost here what will you do.

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virus_1369

caughtsomefire dont forget about production costs that take-two has gone through. eventhough i detest the whole idea of the EA merger i think that it will be a long time before Take 2 breaks even

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resident_rozza

Good God, I am excited.

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caughtsomefire

Six millions units sold during the opening week equal to four hundred millions USD. EA offered two billion USD. EA buying is too low. Way under value.

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XelQn

Delayed would be fun?, Not really. I'd hate rockstargames for that, But i'm sure they wouldn't. Rockstar never does, Afterall. :)

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-Raiden-

I expect 10 mill in first week! But Mario kart will beat it!

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doughtybenjamin

we british make the best games haha

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Beeker1

It would be funny if they delayed it again.............................................................................................. wait... no it wouldn't

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THE_DZA

so who thinks it will break the street date, the story says its in transit

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Jebbers

Great news, i had my wife schedule me off for tuesday (the ONLY benifit of working with my wife and her being a manager level above me) EB better not screw up my pre order, cant wait.

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nickcharleshart

GTA IV is probably the biggest video game release of all time, it's a proper gamers game, nothing comes close to the gameplay and satisfaction you get from playing it, its been a long wait but it's gonna be worth it.......bring it on.

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-Intellectual-

10 more days and counting .....

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Chizaqui

Yeah... the longest days of my life. Hopefully they hit their 400 mil mark and can turn down EA. Investors would be happy to see that, and see their stock soar too... just dont let EA's nondeveloping paws get a hold of T2.

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ctg867

ZOMGZ!!!! I cannot ****ing wait. I am so psyched for this game.

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Go0pynose

Wow it does come out in about 10 days doesn't it Lewis_A. Time flies when you're doing nothing but work sleep and Super Smash Bros. ^_^

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aTRUEplaya

well thats a relieve. im sofa king glad that the game didnt get delayed. i cant wait much longer though. these last few days are ganna be tough. im counting them, by the way :)

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twistedhades

ps3 rules it always had better control for this type of game i have played gta vice city san andreas and 3a nd they all have good control scheme and my friends had the xbox version of san andreas and it look ok but the controls not good maybe 4 some shooters its good tha it but ps3 controlls are better than xbox just to see play a variety of games and it feels god on a sony control expect some shooters but anyways gta always played better on sony console and all of u had a ps2 and played this ........hypocrites that what all people here are almost are

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CFoust91

Oh no! Hope some jackasses don't decide to GTA the delivery trucks and I lose out of my reserved copy. I live in a small town so.. unlikely.

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lordmt

I have a gut felling that we might see some kick ace glitches. But ya i want it now

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i_DUB

I might have to pull a GTA on one of those trucks, I can't wait anymore. LOL. GTA GTA GTA GTA F*** EA

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Fenriswolf

When's the PC version coming out?

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grdwalker

im struggling to wait these last few days, likewise, i dont know if i could handle it.

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devildog19

I've had this reserved for over a year now, than god its not getting delayed again.... I don't think my poor little heart could have handled it. :p

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Go0pynose

GTAIV here we come! I'm really looking forward to the great gritty story Rockstar has to offer :)

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Standing_Shadow

I can't wait to play this. I wish I could go to the midnight release but I have to work in the morning. I did however get the weekend off just so I could get stoned and play this all weekend.

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t37nguye

EA's 2 billion offer is a joke. GTA IV alone is worth more than that.

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mcbride69

"CherokeeQueen" Couldnt have sed it better myself i remember San Andreas, i pre-ordered the last copy they had on the morning of release HAHA then my friends tryed to get it and it was sold out all over town!! I pre-ordered GTAIV a couple of days ago which is still guaranteed for launch:) Cant get the special though cuz i dont have enough money:(

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CherokeeQueen

I am so relieved to hear that GTA 4 is being released as planned,thank goodness! I have already reserved my copy of GTA 4 already,and the place that I reserved it at told me that they have a,"very limited,"amount of GTA 4 copies that they can allow customers to reserve,because of the high demand for GTA 4. I know that some people will laugh at me for saying this,but I truly believe that when GTA 4 is finally released on April 29th,that unless you reserved a copy of the game ahead of time,you will have a really hard time finding a copy of this game because the true GTA fans have been waiting for A LONG TIME for this game to come out. I hope that the stores will be able to keep enough of these GTA 4 games in stock. I remember when Grand Theft Auto San Andreas came out,it was IMPOSSIBLE to find a copy of that game anywhere,unless you reserved it ahead of time! I hope that all of this waiting for this game to come out is worth it! ;-)

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zouhou

sigh of relife

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tawagivercetti

F OFF EA

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Amnesiac23

Whooo!! I get to work the midnight release :) Should be the biggest launch since Halo 3.

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dutch777

Haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaa EA, NO LUCK. This is it folks GTA is now heading to stores near you. The count down is now on!!!!!

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Kravyn81

Haha. Suck it, EA.

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korpdawg

Oh....yeah And 360 version already pre-ordered.

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mrklorox

Of course it's gone gold by now! It's probably been gold for a good week or longer. There are already scans of magazine reviews floating around the net with plenty of spoilers in them. If you want the game to be as unspoiled as possible, I suggest you stop visiting gaming community sites on the internet and lock yourself in a cave like myself -- aw crap, already failed! I've had to stop visiting gtaforums and gta4.net

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Gladestone1

Kudos for take two rushing the title out..Stick it to EA take two..Thats how you do it...Thats how you do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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gellis1981

state if you are getting this for 360 or PS3?? I'm going with the 360.