Friday, May 9, 2008
$500 Million Game
Grand Theft Auto IV was released on April 29 and was reported to have sold around 6 million units globally.
The game was already on a good start since day one of its release. According to reports, GTA IV sold approximately 3.6 million units on its debut, thus making an estimated $310 million.
As of now, Grand Theft Auto IV holds the records for both all-time entertainment for day one and week one sales by dollar value.
The game was developed by series creator Rockstar North and was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And speaking of PlayStation 3, Rockstar announced the release of an updated version of Grand Theft Auto IV, available for download via the PlayStation Network.
The developer claims that the patch will prevent Gamespy's servers from being overloaded and that players will be prompted to install it when starting the game.