Tag Archives: grand theft auto 4
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 15:29 BST
Rockstar games are on sale through Steam this weekend.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 06:50 BST
Max Payne 3, Midnight Club Los Angeles, Rockstar Presents Table Tennis, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto 4 and Episodes from Liberty City are all on the schedule for a bustling Rockstar multiplayer event this weekend.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 04:54 GMT
Grand Theft Auto would be harmed if Take-Two pushed for more frequent sequels, the publisher’s chief operating officer Karl Slatoff has said.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 13:10 GMT
Grand Theft Auto is a hot ticket right now, following the gameplay reveal of GTA 5, so Sony has started a PSN sale that celebrates previous game GTA 4. Check out the downloadable discounts below.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 04:06 GMT
Grand Theft Auto 5 is sure to add to the tally, but Take Two has revealed a significant new milestone for the franchise to date, which the publisher credits to the careful management of franchise fatigue.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 | 15:52 GMT
Edge has compiled the top 60 best selling games of 2008 for Europe and the United States.
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV comes in first with 13 million sold. This is followed by NPD 08 winner, Mario Kart Wii on 11 million and all kinds of Guitar Hero games in 3rd, after selling 10 million units collectively.
Top five below, full top 60 through the link.
- Grand Theft Auto IV – 13 million
- Mario Kart Wii -11 million
- Guitar Hero (various) – 10 million
- Wii Fit – 9 million
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 7 million
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 | 09:57 GMT
A new patch for GTA IV PC that adds new graphics sliders – amongst other things – is now available from Rockstar’s website.
“The patch also addresses a variety of issues including, but not limited to, graphical optimisation; bugs introduced with the release of patch 1; multiplayer and video editor fixes; and security updates,” the publisher said.
“We want to thank the GTA community for your continued support as we continue to improve GTAIV PC so that it is the best experience possible.”
More though the link.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 | 16:23 GMT
Rockstar has sent over some lovely new images from its forthcoming GTA IV DLC, The Lost and Damned.
Everything’s all looking, and sounding, as though it’ll be worth your while shelling out the 1600 MS Points when the 360 exclusive goes on sale on February 17.
Check them out after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 | 16:02 GMT
Rockstar have revealed the achievements for GTA IV 360 DLC, The Lost and Damned, due for release next month.
There are 250 extra gamerscore points up for grabs but we won’t spoil what they are, you can do that yourself here.
We’ve also been treated to a new screenshot from the expansion pack which is the headline image of this article. However, if that’s too small for you, see it massive here.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jan 16, 2009 | 01:08 GMT
According to the NPD annual software charts for 2008, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV 360 outsold GTA IV PS3 by nearly 2:1.
The open world action title sold 3.29 million copies on 360 and just 1.89 million on Sony’s console where GTA games have traditionally resided. In fact, last year’s release was the first simultaneous multiplatform release for the franchise.
GTA IV 360 could see a resurgence in sales as platform exclusive DLC, Lost and Damned, becomes available later on this year.
All of videogaming247′s December NPD coverage can be found here.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 08:50 GMT
Major Nelson has confirmed that Halo 3 was the most-played game on Xbox Live last year.
Call of Duty 4 came in second, followed by GTA IV.
Castle Crashers topped the XBLA charts, with Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 and Braid coming in second and third respectively.
Halo 2 topped the list for the original Xbox, with Fable and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 making up the rest of the top three.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Dec 05, 2008 | 17:50 GMT
Not content with the first showing of Uncharted 2, God of War III, Brutal Legend and some new Gears of War 2 stuff, the 2008 Video Game Awards, airing on Spike TV, will also be premiering the first footage of Rockstar’s GTA IV downloadable content, Lost and Damned.
The footage will be shown sometime from 9pm PST (5am BST, 6am CET) on December 14, and, of course we’ll be there with our special early morning news hats on, making sure you don’t miss anything.
Full release after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 | 12:42 BST
Japanese games magazine Famitsu has given Grand Theft Auto IV a score of 10,10,9,10 which means that three out four reviewers thought it damn near perfect. This rather surprisingly outscored Sony’s LittleBigPlanet, which recieved a more than formidable 10,10,9,9.
Full scores below. Thanks NeoGaf and Blerk.
- Cid & Chocobo - 8,8,8,8
- Vitamin Y - 6,6,6,7
- Precure 5 - 7,6,6,5
- Aralechan - 4,5,4,4
- Valkyrie Profile - 8,8,8,8
- Avalon Code - 7,8,7,8
- Boku to Simu no Machi – 7,8,7,7
- Bokujou Monogatari - 7,8,7,7
- Little Big Planet - 10,10,9,9
- Fracture – 7,8,7,6
- GTAIV - 10,10,9,10
- Thunderforce 6 - 7,7,6,6
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 11:47 BST
CVG has noticed that as a footnote in a press release detailing Microsoft’s holiday line-up, is word that there’ll be news regarding the GTA IV DLC coming in the autumn.
“In autumn there will be news from Liberty City; the first episodes of GTA IV will be available for download exclusively on Xbox Live, underlining Xbox 360′s leadership role in the field of digital entertainment,” says the release.
This corroborates what we were told way back in June.
Only a couple months to go, hopefully.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 16:29 BST
Sony, unsurprisingly, focused on hardware sales in its post-NPD statement last night, after PS3 sales were shown to have moved past 360′s by an eyebrow-raising amount in May.
In fact, the first line of the company’s press release stated: “PS3 Eclipses Xbox 360 Hardware Sales; PS3 Hardware Sales Growth Exceeds 155 Percent Year-Over-Year”.
“PS3 continued its break-out year, selling 208,709 hardware units in May,” the statement continued, “22,106 more units than Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
“Spurred by enthusiasm for Grand Theft Auto IV and the exclusive releases of SingStar for PS3 and Haze, 1.26 million software units were sold for PS3 in May, representing an increase of 234 percent from this time last year.”
SCEA CEO Jack Tretton’s comment stuck with the theme.
“Leading into a pivotal season packed with blockbuster titles and unique online service offerings, consumers have chosen the PS3 as their home entertainment console of choice – showcased by its year-over-year sales growth of 155 percent,” he said. “With its commanding line up of software titles and enhanced movie playback capabilities, the PS3 has seen phenomenal momentum with a software sales increase of more than 234 percent and additional studio support of delivering content in the Blu-ray format.
“The dual platform release of the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV title reaffirmed its legacy on the PlayStation platform with a 6 percent higher attach rate than Xbox 360, reinforcing consumer choice of PS3. Poised for continued momentum, PS3 is delivering on its breadth and depth of exclusive titles to its gaming fans with today’s prized exclusive title launch of Metal Gear Solid 4. The media have hailed 2008 as the year of the PS3, and with solid sales and growth opportunities ahead, we feel consumers are saying the same.”
Full thing after the link. Read the rest of our May NPD coverage here.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 16:12 BST
Microsoft’s post-NPD press release last night stayed firmly on GTA IV sales, while sticking with the now familiar line that Xbox 360 is the best selling console for third-party software sales.
“With 871,000 total unit sales in May, Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 outsold the other platform’s version 2:1,” said the statement.
“With $110 million in third party game sales in May, Xbox 360 continues to move more third party games than any other console. Lifetime-to-date Xbox 360 has generated $3.9 billion dollars at retail for third party publishers, or 59% of the total in this generation.”
Moving swiftly on from the fact PS3 outsold 360 by a decent margin in the US in May, the firm also promised surprises for E3.
“We still have quite a few aces left up our sleeve,” said the release. “See you at E3 next month!”
Full thing after the break. Read the rest of our May NPD coverage here.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 15:26 BST
NPD analyst Anita Frazier said last night that the lack of a US hardware sales boost thanks to GTA IV has come as a “surprise”.
“I was surprised by this month’s hardware sales because I did believe we’d see a boost in May,” she said. “GTA IV sales remained very strong so you can’t point to waning interest in the title as contributing to slower hardware sales.”
The data showed that GTA IV sold more than 1.3 million units in the US last month, but that combined PS3 and 360 hardware sales sat at 395,300 – only a slight increase on the 375,100 consoles sold in April.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 10:43 BST
May’s NPD data has put GTA IV firmly at the top of US sales, with the 360 version alone being the biggest selling game in America last month. With the game’s PS3 and 360 SKUs combined, the game sold more than 1.3 million units in the US in May. List below.
- GTA IV – Xbox 360 – Take-Two – 871.3K
- Mario Kart Wii (w/ wheel) – Wii – Nintendo – 787.4K
- Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board) – Wii – Nintendo – 687.7K
- GTA IV – PS3 – Take-Two – 442.9K
- Wii Play (w/ remote) – Wii – Nintendo – 294.6K
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Wii – Nintendo – 171.1K
- Iron Man – PS2 – Sega – 130.6K
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Wii – Activision – 116.8K
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness – DS – Nintendo – 107K
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time – DS – Nintendo – 102K
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 22:13 GMT
Take 2′s stock has risen 4.9 percent to $16.51 today after analyst Eric Handler upgraded the company’s shares to “equal weight” from “underweight,” and boosted his target price to $19 from $17.
Handler’s move came after the publisher announced the release date of April 29 for GTA IV last week. He said earlier today that he thought the fourth instalment in the crime series could sell 6 million units in six months, adding $1.25 profit per share.