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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

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

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/05/08/gta.sales/index.html

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.