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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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CNN: GTA IV training our kids to kill

American news network CNN has broadcast an astounding attack on Rockstar’s GTA IV – in which presenter Glenn Beck says the game is training our kids to be killers” and teaches young men to treat women like whores”. In the diatribe, which carries the headline ‘Grand Theft Morality’, Beck likens …

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UK retail prepares for ‘manic’ GTA weekend

Leading UK retailers have told MCV that extra GTA IV stock is being hurriedly pushed into stores in order to cope with the ‘manic’ demand expected this weekend. However, the channel has admitted that the title is still expected to sell out on PS3 and 360 by Saturday lunchtime. Head …

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Gamestop: GTA IV is encouraging PS2 owners to upgrade to PS3

Gamestop’s senior VP of merchandising has revealed that the release of GTA IV has inspired a ‘vigorous’ uptake in purchases of PS3 hardware. In a statement to the press reported by GameDaily, Bob McKenzie said: "From our position, the launch of GTA IV has been tremendous in driving traffic to …

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Microsoft: 360 GTA outselling PS3 version 2-to-1 in US

Microsoft’s product manager for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Aaron Greenberg has claimed that US retailers have sold double the number of units of GTA IV on 360 than they have on PS3. In an in-depth interview with Next-Gen, Greenberg said: "What we’ve heard anecdotally from our retail partners is …

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Microsoft: All GTA 360 owners will join Live

Microsoft is confident that all consumers hwo pick up a copy of GTA IV on Xbox 360 will play the game via Xbox Live. The console’s online service allows up to 16 players to participate in 15 different online game types, ranging from co-operative play to cops-and-robbers team matches to …

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