GTA4 – We stand corrected at $500 million

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.

For those keeping score, this is one of the most lucrative events in the history of entertainment. Last year, Microsoft picked-up a tiny $400-million during the release of Halo 3.

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?

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