Hey, remember those ridiculously high Grand Theft Auto IV sales estimates
Chart-Track provided for the UK? It looks like they weren't ridiculously high enough, as the final numbers
have now been released. Sales for the first week of GTAIV
availability in the UK reached a whopping 926,000 copies (approximately) with 631,000 being sold on the first day, handily topping the original day one estimate of 609,000. Of the 926,000 copies sold during the first week, 514,000 were for Xbox 360 with the remaining 413,000 going to the Playstation 3.
The game also managed to drive console sales, raising Xbox 360 sales by 125 percent and PS3 sales by 127 percent from the previous week. Perhaps most impressive of all, in its first week of sales GTAIV
has already surpassed all but the top three UK titles of 2007 (FIFA 08, Brain Training,
and Call of Duty 4
). Just to clarify, that's one week sales versus total sales for 2007. One last statistic: GTAIV
is now the record holder for one week sales for a multiplatform game in the UK.
]Note: You may have noticed that 413,000 and 514,000 don't add up to 926,000. We're guessing that the numbers are the result of rounding one way or another.