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.

560 Comments

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

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.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 560 comments about this story
560 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for phantomdragon
phantomdragon

389

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

The Five Oh better watch their backs Yu Leh, lets see those bodies fly from the physics engine.

Avatar image for Joures
Joures

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

251 hours and 10 minutes be 4 i get my hands on this beauty...i ll play for hours....:O

Avatar image for SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

618

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Players who paid for the $80 version should get it earlier.

Avatar image for Avenger1324
Avenger1324

16344

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

11 more days to hold out, then Take-Two can start printing their own GTA money :)

Avatar image for DXnickP
DXnickP

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

I'm just waiting for someone to break the release date. It's happened in the past with big games, like Halo3. I pre-ordered it on Amazon.co.uk in October. I just looked at my status and my delivery estimate is... 25th April... Which is next Friday. I doubt that I'll get it then, but here's hoping....

Avatar image for Kensai_Akira
Kensai_Akira

312

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Argh!!! This Achy Itchy Heart! This is 11 days seem so eternal!

Avatar image for sameister3
sameister3

918

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

This game is gonna sell like.... the Wii !!!!

Avatar image for schawnneo
schawnneo

135

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

gotta find something to keep me occupied till launch day... the waiting is making mee mad~

Avatar image for 5telio5
5telio5

310

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

WOW, this is gonna be HUGE man. GTA IV in 11 days. The world will be filled with insanity at 29 April 2008. Mark this date; it's HISTORICAL.

Avatar image for NellyD04
NellyD04

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Wow, you guys are all dumb for arguing about 720p and 1080p and all that crap. If you guys knew anything at all about HDTVs you'd know that unless your TV is over 50 inches (they probably need to be more like 55) your eye will barely be able to tell a difference between 720p and 1080p...so stop arguing, and learn the facts before you start dissing the consoles for whatever reason. You're not not going to be blown away if you play GTAIV in 1080p vs 720p...seriously shut up

Avatar image for tatu2004
tatu2004

17173

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

that great news i just want the days to go fast

Avatar image for onlineps2player
onlineps2player

1048

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

You know guyz I still can't believe we're only a few days away from GTA launch... It's gonna be HUGE!!!

Avatar image for gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

579

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

great news it didnt slipped because of EA, been playing old GTAs as a a warm up.

Avatar image for GrimGravy
GrimGravy

910

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 26

User Lists: 0

well monkey god may be a fact for you, but i found ratchet and clank , uncharted, motorstorm, resistence, warhawk, all to be solid games and those are just exclusive, not multi platform but hey maybe i am wrong but the last time i checked that is more then two. in the end everyone needs to get over it and just enjoy the games ya have. every system offers something now that is worth playing.....and yes GTA4= GOTY in my book

Avatar image for Irve
Irve

1147

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 32

User Lists: 0

I've got a couple of exams so i'm not going to get GTA4 until the second week in June .... but that my friends will be a good day !!

Avatar image for SuCuBuS_04
SuCuBuS_04

126

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

not long now then

Avatar image for DreFullCircle
DreFullCircle

188

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 0

i might be alone in thinking this, but i'm not sure if this game will feel like a gta game or a saint's row game. san andreas was everything a gta game should be, and they've retracted some opf the features that made that game so interesting. if i want a hard time getting away from the cops, i'll go steal a kia sophia and get in a mild-speed chase. keep your realism out of my games.

Avatar image for Fondness
Fondness

902

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Nice!

Avatar image for jay_rock_
jay_rock_

1720

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

Yes everyone I know is going to be playing this game .....

Avatar image for zoe256
zoe256

2821

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

@AriotUK --condemned100-- Corrected version: "There are different kinds of nerds; educated nerds, gamer nerds, chess nerds, computer nerds but never angry nerds. Porn is boring, especially when it looks forced or if the girl is being tortured or hit." I tried my best, but it still didn't make any sense... ;)

Avatar image for NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

7485

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

:D Because words cannot show how happy I am that this did not get delayed!

Avatar image for deactivated-5c5082a7cb0c7
deactivated-5c5082a7cb0c7

3644

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 25

User Lists: 0

thats good news !! :)

Avatar image for talonkard044
talonkard044

317

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

11 MOTHER******* DAYS!!! Ohh my God Ohh my God Ohh my God Ohh my God Ohh my God Ohh my God!!!! YES! :P

Avatar image for maniac90210
maniac90210

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

When is 5?

Avatar image for SouL-Tak3R
SouL-Tak3R

4024

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

yayyyyy!!

Avatar image for condemned100
condemned100

1717

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 25

User Lists: 0

What's wrong with Educational Nerds? They are cool.

Avatar image for AriotUK
AriotUK

148

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

--condemned100-- There is different kinds of Nerds Education Nerds, Gamer Nerds, Chess Nerds. Computer Nerds But never Angry Any kind of Nerd. Porn is boring. especially when it looks like Torture or Forced or hitting the girl. I'd like to see an Punctuation or Grammar Nerd here to sort out the awfulness that was your comment. Colons, semi-colons and commas are your friends.

Avatar image for condemned100
condemned100

1717

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 25

User Lists: 0

There is different kinds of Nerds Education Nerds, Gamer Nerds, Chess Nerds. Computer Nerds But never Angry Any kind of Nerd. Porn is boring and Awful to see especially when it looks like Torture or Forced or 3 guys Slapping the girl.

Avatar image for theboycaoimhs
theboycaoimhs

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Nerds!

Avatar image for Lt_gamer
Lt_gamer

82

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

good news for all the GTA universe. i wont get mine until june, which is when i'm going to pick up a ps3, but awesome news regardless.

Avatar image for squarejp
squarejp

300

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Oh yeah Achievement system in xbox 360. PS3 should have Trophy later on but duno when.

Avatar image for webdoom
webdoom

708

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

11 days

Avatar image for videogameking33
videogameking33

245

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Can't wait, have had my copy on reserve for almost a year....now a little early birthday present for me to enjoy the week before my big day.

Avatar image for miketuck3r
miketuck3r

144

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Differences in games are more than visual, for example achievements, friends management, exclusive downloadable content

Avatar image for clyde46
clyde46

49061

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Just counting down the days.

Avatar image for WeiCaoCao
WeiCaoCao

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

thats upscalling... it flushes color to clear out jaggedness. if you ever played final fantasy 8 it used the same concept. the videos looked amazing for the time but at second look they where so to say flushed. the ps3 output is the same as the 360 on the newer models and original are actually better. DMC4 was compared and everyone agrees they are identicle. upscaling helps dont get me wrong. but the black levels arnt as sharp in contrast. im getting gta4 for the ps3 for the hdd features, nothing to do with graphics.

Avatar image for Talldude80
Talldude80

6321

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 20

User Lists: 0

wait til the reviews come out, before you speculate on which version will be better. and even then, i bet you all reviews will say both versions are the same.

Avatar image for condemned100
condemned100

1717

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 25

User Lists: 0

If Both systems are Identicle why then do we need Both Consoles? I have the Xbox 360 Core. Oh I see because The Xbox 360 and the PS3 has they're own Exclusives.

Avatar image for squarejp
squarejp

300

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

HALO3 is really upscaling and not reaching at 720P, but for other games, I have found out dot by dot comparing screen to screen of Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry 4, rainbow six vegas 2, etc, XBOX 360 contains a lot more details running at 1080P, while PS3 is lacking so much detail running at 720P.

Avatar image for WeiCaoCao
WeiCaoCao

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

the 360 upscales all their games. they dont run native 1080p. you can find alot of articles on yahoo and even microsoft admitted that. least sonys being honest about it. i found that out when playing halo 3 i reset my tv and it all the sudden read the 360 in 720p. microsoft can lie.. cool... but games on ps3 and 360 have been compared and the only time theres been a difference was on oblivion where the ps3 was just a little sharper. beyond that theve been identicle

Avatar image for x2926014
x2926014

1372

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

11 days left!!!

Avatar image for IC3_MAST3R
IC3_MAST3R

244

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Awesome, just a few more days left until it come out.

Avatar image for squarejp
squarejp

300

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

No argument, no research, I own both systems, 99% of the PS3 titles are still outputing at 720P, go read the game box on the shelf. WARHAWK, UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3, UNCHARTED, GUNDAM, ASSASSIN'S CREED, and DEVIL MAY CRY 4 are all 720P. 1080P games are: GT5 Prologue, TEKKEN 5 ONLINE, all DOWNLOADABLE GAMES, VIRTUA TENNIS 3, and CALL OF DUTY 4. XBOX 360 games are now all supporting 1080P either by patching or default. I guess PS3 still need time to be mature to really output in 1080P. Therefore, I guess PS3 version is still going to be 720P. We never know until the game comes out and read the box specs. But we already know that PS3 version will utilze the HDD while XBOX 360 is still stubbornly DVD ROM ONLY. Come on M$, utilize the HDD!!!! Who owns a non HDD xbox 360 and really play GTA4? I wonder what's the ratio of the ppl with HDD and without HDD who are going to buy/play GTA4.

Avatar image for KillbombX
KillbombX

280

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

So who's gonna break street date this time? :D

Avatar image for Taegre
Taegre

2843

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

Rockstar= 1 EA= 0

Avatar image for WeiCaoCao
WeiCaoCao

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

squarejp i dont mean to start an argument but both systems output at 1080p... do your research... no offence but seriously...

Avatar image for bg_solidsnake
bg_solidsnake

154

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@ squarejp THE PS3 RUNS AT 720P !!!! AHUAHUHAUHHA it always has been 1080p and the 360 started at 720p and the newer models are 1080p.

Avatar image for squarejp
squarejp

300

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Why ppl always say PS3 has better graphics than XBOX 360? I have both systems and running with 1080P HDTV. All I can say is they are almost the same except XBOX 360 can output 1080P while PS3 only 720P. 1080P is 2 Mega Pixel, while 720 is only 0.99 Mega Pixel. If PS3 GTAIV can output 1080P, I might consider buying it. Otherwise, I'll stick with XBOX LIVE due to better online experience and the exclusive downlodable episodes.

Avatar image for rob3nelson
rob3nelson

299

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

Just got a 40 gb PS3 the other day. I'm leaving it on overnight to download the Folklore demo and charge my controller. Hope it still runs tomorrow. I left my first PS2 overnight and it never worked right after that. Oh well. I now face a difficult decision. Should I buy the PS3 version of GTAIV or the XBox 360 version. The PS3 version might have slightly better graphics, but the 360 version will definitely have a better frame rate. Is there anybody else facing having to make the same decision? What do you think?