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Pheonix_Assassin
08-24-2008, 08:11 PM
It is official, Grand Theft Auto IV (http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Action/Shooter/%7Er328876/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV/?s=gta+iv) is the biggest selling game this year, although the news probably won't come as that much of a shock to most gamers.

Statistics from the Top Global Markets Report, which is a compilation of data from computer game data collection companies Gfk (Europe), ChartTrack (UK), NPD (US) and Enterbrain (Japan), state the Rockstar title shifted 6.29 million copies since the turn of the year.

In second place, selling just under a million copies less is Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Brawl (http://www.game.co.uk/search.aspx?s=super+smash+bros&platform=*).

Next came Mario Kart Wii (http://www.game.co.uk/Wii/Racing/%7Er331520/Mario-Kart-Wii-with-Official-Wii-Wheel/?s=mario+kart+wii), which sold 4.7 million copies, followed by Wii Fit (http://www.game.co.uk/Wii/Activity/%7Er331517/Wii-Fit-with-Wii-Balance-Board/?s=wii+fit) on 3.6 million.

Completing the top five was Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Action/%7Er331725/Guitar-Hero-III-Legends-of-Rock-with-Les-Paul-Guitar-Controller/?s=guitar+hero), with 3.48 million sales.

Unsurprisingly, gamers in the US snapped up the most copies of Grand Theft Auto IV (http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Action/Shooter/%7Er328876/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV/?s=gta+iv) (4.7 million) with UK gamers responsible for 1.58 million sales.

According to the BBC, Grand Theft Auto IV (http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Action/Shooter/%7Er328876/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV/?s=gta+iv) sold 609,000 copies on its first day of release generating 24.4 million.

Figgsy91
08-24-2008, 08:20 PM
It's the biggest selling game so far. It's got a lot of tough competition to beat.

JD FTW
08-24-2008, 08:25 PM
Ive got a feeling the record will be broken again when GoW 2 comes out

Crimson Ridley
08-24-2008, 08:28 PM
Oh yes! Guitar Hero, top 5, awesome.
I hope GOW2 does take the number 1 spot, it'd be nice for a GOOD game to be up there for a change.

phatRizzo
08-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Wasn't all that impressed with GTA4, never even finished it....Hoping GoW2 smashes it.... Fable2 is right up there for me too

Figgsy91
08-24-2008, 08:35 PM
I honestly feel GTA didn't really do anything for me. I'm gonna enjoy Mercenaries 2, Fable 2, Fallout 3 and Gears 2 100x more

JD FTW
08-24-2008, 08:36 PM
HALO 4 :eek: jk

Gorjira
08-24-2008, 09:10 PM
GTA was...Terrible. Fable 2, The force Unleashed and GoW2 will blast this list apart..Well...Maybe the 09 list, as it'll be a bit late when these games come out.

MasonW94
08-24-2008, 09:15 PM
gta 4 sucks.... I seriously hope it doesnt keep this crown as it doesnt deserve it

Gariom
08-24-2008, 10:05 PM
I thought everybody knew this already. I guess not. Anyway, suck that Halo 3!

gta 4 sucks.... I seriously hope it doesnt keep this crown as it doesnt deserve it

Ok, why does it suck? Personally I think GTA IV is an amazing game.

exo-apollo
08-25-2008, 03:56 AM
GTA was...Terrible. Fable 2, The force Unleashed and GoW2 will blast this list apart..Well...Maybe the 09 list, as it'll be a bit late when these games come out.

They are most likely going to be better games than GTAIV (well except for GOW2,more of the same), but I doubt they will sell more copies.

vI Starlight Iv
08-25-2008, 08:05 AM
Oh yes! Guitar Hero, top 5, awesome.
I hope GOW2 does take the number 1 spot, it'd be nice for a GOOD game to be up there for a change.

lol totally agree with you......the funny thing is you walk into a game store and there are atleast 100 preowned copies of gta4 because it didnt live up to the hype

Heroine923
08-25-2008, 03:14 PM
It's the biggest Seller so far,there's still some games what could beat it coming out.;)

DCS 23
08-25-2008, 03:29 PM
Ive got a feeling the record will be broken again when GoW 2 comes out
dont be silly..there are alot of ppl who do not like GOW..
if halo coulndt beat it then dont think gow 2 will do any better..

AlexUplinked
08-25-2008, 03:35 PM
dont be silly..there are alot of ppl who do not like GOW..
if halo coulndt beat it then dont think gow 2 will do any better..

And a lot of people don't like Halo or Gears of War 2...

Back on topic, It was to be expected from a game like GTA, It had such a large cult following that it would almost be impossible for a game to out sell it this year.

[Alex]

Raven1709
08-25-2008, 04:34 PM
Big points for the marketingteam!! Selling a crap game!!

RogueVasion
08-26-2008, 09:33 AM
But is the GTA4 top seller based up the 360 and PS3?

1. If it isn't, there is a chance for any game coming out this fall.

2. If it is, then GoW2 will most like be the closest to hitting the 360 as a top seller.

Some people don't like Gears, but it is definitely Microsoft's next bush baby. Since Halo is a no more, Gears is some good stuff and I know I'm getting it right away. :p

Santa
08-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Everyone knew GTA was going to the biggest seller.

And stop fucking boning over Gears 2, it's quite annoying how everyone loves it, yeah it's gonna be good but so would a game that has been out for a long time.

x2keithm3x
08-26-2008, 08:37 PM
If you want to do best seller, you can really only catergorize games into differenet platfors because how is G.o.W a xbox 360 exclusive meant to compete with Gta 4 which came out for Xbox 360 and PS3.


Xbox 360 sold more copies of GTA 4 so not really fair but didn't GTA 4 sell 3.6 Million copies on first day.

_DaNnY_
08-26-2008, 08:46 PM
But is the GTA4 top seller based up the 360 and PS3?

1. If it isn't, there is a chance for any game coming out this fall.

2. If it is, then GoW2 will most like be the closest to hitting the 360 as a top seller.

Some people don't like Gears, but it is definitely Microsoft's next bush baby. Since Halo is a no more, Gears is some good stuff and I know I'm getting it right away. :p

Halo is no more?
December: Halo Wars
Late 2009: Halo 4 (set before halo 1, they lied about it being a triology... people love money $$$$)

As for gears everybody bones the hell out of it, i've got GOW and it's a good game but not amazing.

Back to GTA:
GTA 4 wasn't amazin, big let-down over san andreas in terms of content and features

it sold so much due to the reputation of the older games, my money says the next GTA won't do as well as this one because tbh GTA4 pissed off alot of people, the online is alright but the way the cars handle is crap and too much stuff was taken out (modified cars, planes, jetpacks anybody?) islands are incredibly small, can drive around city in just a few minutes

GTA4 was a disappointment, if you actually think it deserves to be the best selling game (that's taking away the fact everybody bought it because the old GTAs were pretty good) then I guess you never played the older games.

The developers screwed over GTA4 in the name of being original and unique. Hahaha.

Ypuh
08-26-2008, 08:49 PM
GTA was...Terrible. Fable 2, The force Unleashed and GoW2 will blast this list apart..Well...Maybe the 09 list, as it'll be a bit late when these games come out.

Scrap The Force Unleashed. It's like the 4th best release comming up (With GoW2, Fallout3 and Fable2 completing the top), I doubt anyone will spent his money this same year on an another game.

GTA4 was fun for the first hours, but it dissappointed me that it didn't really added new things, but even left things away compairing San Andreas.

I just hope Fable 2 or GoW 2 will beat it ;).

vI Starlight Iv
08-26-2008, 09:42 PM
gears of war has a cult following and everyone that loves it will buy it on release day and that is alot of games but compete with gta 4 no its a shame that those two games are gonabe top when alot of great games have come out

ITD Soldierboy
08-26-2008, 10:31 PM
I understand that GTA would get many more sale numbers than some other games, its a popular franchise. But the game was a huge letdown for me.