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Wii Fit topples GTA IV in Spain

Wii Fit has overtaken the PS3 version of Rockstar’s GTA IV in the Spanish entertainment software chart. The Rockstar title slips to second in its third week on the chart, with the 360 version of the title dropping down to fifth. However, GTA still rules the roost elsewhere across Europe. …

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UK CHART: GTA holds on to No.1; hits 1m sales

Rockstar’s GTA IV has retained the top spot in the ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats Chart for a second week – despite a massive 77 per cent drop in sales. The record-breaking title still managed to outsell Nintendo’s Wii Fit – which held onto second spot – by 4-to-1 in the week. …

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Charlie Brooker: GTA IV script is ‘downright adolescent’

After a bombardment of 10/10 reviews and reports of ‘the biggest entertainment launch of all time’, is there anything left to say about GTA IV? There is, according to The Guardian’s Charlie Brooker – although not all of it is as positive as the specialist press reviews. In his latest …

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Daily Mail falls in love with GTA

The Daily Mail has given GTA a 5/5 rating on its entertainment pages – just days after the newspaper called the game ‘squalid mind poison’ Reviewer James O’Brien was full of praise for the title, saying it was ‘as epic as it is violent’. In the article, he wrote: ‘There’s …

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GTA IV: Biggest entertainment launch of all time

GTA IV has become the most lucrative entertainment launch of all time – dwarfing best-ever releases in music, video and literature. Take Two has confirmed that GTA IV sold six million units globally in its first week – with an estimated retail value of more than $500 million. The title …

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UK CHARTS: All-conquering GTA IV hits No.1

The biggest All Formats release ever, Grand Theft Auto IV , has hit the top spot in the UK software chart – outselling last week’s No.1 Wii Fit by nine-to-one. According to ELSPA/ChartTrack statistics, the Rockstar title almost broke the one million unit barrier in the week (Sunday, April 28th …

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360 outselling PS3 in GTA software ‘battle’

More copes of Rockstar’s GTA IV for were sold on Xbox 360 than PS3 in the game’s first week on UK shelves – but both companies enjoyed similar success when it came to the ‘system selling’ influence of the title. That’s according to official ChartTrack figures obtained by MCV, which …

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GTA IV shatters UK first-week sales records

Rockstar’s GTA IV has smashed all UK first-week sales records, according to official data obtained by MCV from industry monitor ChartTrack. The game sold 926,000 units in the five-day period between its release (Tuesday, April 29th) and Saturday, May 3rd. According to ChartTrack/ELSPA data, the title took a total of …

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Take Two sues Chicago transport group

Take Two began legal proceedings against the Chicago Transit Authority yertserday, accusing it of pulling ads for GTA IV without explanation. According to Reuters, the publisher sued the transit authority in Manhattan federal court for violating its free speech and contractual rights yesterday, saying it pulled its posters within days …

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Rockstar boss: I like violence

Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser has made no apologies for the level of carnage in GTA IV – going on the record to state: I like violence.” Speaking as part of a full interview in New York Entertainment magazine, Houser also talked of his frustration with the ‘rise of casual gaming’ …

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