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[GAMESPOT] GTA IV Shatters records with $500M in one week sales

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The topic title says it all.

All I got to say is WOW.

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In the weeks leading up to the release of Take-Two and Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, predictions were in abundance as to how well the game would do. While analysts' predictions were mixed, Take-Two execs themselves were reportedly under the impression that the game would shift 6 million units in its first week after measuring out preorder demand.

It turns out that prediction was spot on. The Rockstar Games parent said today that Grand Theft Auto IV has sold through to consumers 6 million units globally in its first week, generating income of approximately $500 million. First-day sales for the game hit 3.6 million and tallied a staggering $310 million--nearly double Halo 3's $170 million day-one take and $10 million more than the sci-fi shooter's entire opening-week haul.
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http://www.gamespot.com/news/6190520...stnews;title;0
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I haven't seen it yet so + rep for you!
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It's in the top news stories, how did you not see it?
    
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dont forget its a multiplatform game, so saying it beat Halo 3 (which is a 360 exclusive) in first day sales by almost double isn't saying much.
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I thought it had $400 million in sales. Also I thought Halo had around $300 million in sales. So how did GTA beat it by $10 million.
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dont forget its a multiplatform game, so saying it beat Halo 3 (which is a 360 exclusive) in first day sales by almost double isn't saying much.
My thoughts exactly. I'm not saying it's unimpressive, I just don't see why a lot of sites find it amazing that a cross-platform game beat an exclusive in sales.
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I thought it had $400 million in sales. Also I thought Halo had around $300 million in sales. So how did GTA beat it by $10 million.
$500 million in sales, $400 million in profits. It cost them roughly $100 million to make the game.
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