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Rockstar: No exact Lost and Damned figures “at this point”

Wednesday, 4th March 2009 22:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Rockstar said today that exact figures for day one The Lost and Damned downloads are not to be released.

Yet.

“We don’t plan on releasing numbers at this point”, a Rockstar rep told us. “But [we] will certainly be in touch if and when that changes”.

Microsoft announced last week that The Lost and Damned set a monetary Live record during its first 24 hours of availability.

The GTA IV DLC released on February 27, and follows the exploits of a character in Liberty City’s The Lost biker gang.

It’s the first of two downloadable chapters for the 360 version of GTA IV.

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14 Comments

  1. Mike

    I wonder what the reason is?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    There’ll be a big MS announcement, I reckon.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mike

    Still, I wonder what the hold up is? Maybe they want to announce it along with the second set of DLC? That would make sense, p’raps.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Maybe, yeah. I dunno. They’re obviously waiting for something. Maybe they want more stats for the announcement, or something.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re looking for a landmark number. 1m or something along those lines.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Deanzor

    Only 17 people bought it. They are sitting in their office shitting it, hoping the figures are wrong.

    But they aren’t: GTA is boring. Games are all about doing yoga and shit now, ie. loads better.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    I might buy it one day. When I don’t work all the time I’m awake.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. El_MUERkO

    it’s either being held off for a big ms announcement or some simple maths will show ms made a loss on the first half of their $50 mil

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Pat… that means never. Trust me, I’m in a similar position, except no kids (which means you’re even more screwed!).

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    @El_MUERkO: Only Take Two are really going to lose out if it doesn’t sell enough. As it’s a loan they’ll be paying it back at some point one way or another.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Never sounds about right :)

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Vincent

    I was always under the impression that “Microsoft payed $50 million” was an Internet myth. I thought it was what Take Two expected to earn in total (revenue plus possible payment for the exclusive). But then I never saw the original source of the story, just saw people endlessly repeating it…

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    The money is real, it’s the fact it was an advance that most people don’t seem to understand (Edge did a big write up on it, you can read more at their site).

    #13 6 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Hope it sells like shit. GTA4 is too big of a game to be exclusive to anyone. If it doesn’t hit their expected numbers it serves them right for taking money from the DEVIL (M$)

    #14 6 years ago

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