Grand Theft Auto 4 Breaks Records

Here is a quick recap of Halo 3’s sales:

  • First-day sales of Halo 3 reached $180 million in the U.S
  • Worldwide more than US$300 million worth were sold in the first week

This is the performance of GTA IV:

  • Take-Two estimates that on its first day, GTA IV sold 3.6 million copies and generated $310 million in sales

Would you like to hear more?

  • GTA IV sold more than 6 million copies in the first week


There is, however, a couple of side notes:

Halo 3 was only release on 1 console (360), while GTA IV was released on both PS3 and 360. So, give Halo 3 a little more credit.

EA games is likely to buy out Take-Two. In the event that it does happen, any future GTA games could turn out to be very different than their predecessors.

Posted on May 8, 2008, in News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. To compare GTA’s release to Halo 3’s release is not comparing apples to apples. Halo 3 is exclusive to Xbox, while GTA is on both. I’m sure that a good percentage of those who bought GTA also bought Halo 3, but guess what, there are a several PS3 Only owners who also bought GTA.

    Both are great accomplishments, but it should be recognized that GTA had a much larger customer base. I’d like to see GTA’s Xbox version go head to head with Halo 3 and see how that went.

  2. sorry.. i didn’t read the rest of your post. nevermind what i said.

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