Earlier this week, I wrote about GTA IV and said that they had estimated hitting the $300 million mark for the first week of sales. Well, it turns out the estimates were a little bit off and not just by a couple million! Take-Two reported that they sold some 3.6 million copies on the first day of sales, on April 29th, and a total of about 6 million units during the first week. This global sales figure amounts to a grand total of $500 million for the first week of sales for GTA IV.
Take-Two recently refused a takeover offer by Electronic Arts stating that the offer was too low. This should help them get a better offer while they hold the most sought after franchise in the video game industry.
I’m very curious to see what the final numbers will be for GTA 4 at the end of the year. What are your bets?