GTA 4 sets Guinness World Records!

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309w ago - Guinness World Records has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV has destroyed the competition by selling 3.6 million units and earning $310 million on its first day of release.

This feat has earned the game Guinness World Records for the Highest Grossing Video Game in 24 Hours and the Highest Revenue Generated by an Entertainment Product in 24 Hours.

GTA 4 has become the most profitable entertainment release of all-time, surpassing other video game, film and book releases.

The competition includes:

• Fastest-selling video game in 24 hours: Halo 3 at $170 million
• Fastest-selling theatrical movie in 24 hours: Spider-Man 3 at $60 million
• Fastest-selling book in 24 hours: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows at $220 million
 

Rumor: New PS3 Firmware to fix GTA IV issues on 60 GB model

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309w ago - According to a poster named intimidtr3 on the US PlayStation Boards, 2K games Tech Support have said that Sony are looking into producing a new firmware just for the earlier version of the PS3 to fix the GTA IV issues.

To quote: Hello Xxxxx,

There is an issue with the launch edition of the PS3 and this game, the game was checked over and passed as 100% compatible with the current version of the PS3, of course the earlier version has custom chips which mean that it is a very different animal from the current PS3 on sale.

Sony are aware of this difference and are looking into producing a new firmware just for the earlier version of the PS3.

Kind Regards,

2K games Tech Support
 

Microsoft claims 40% GTA IV attach rate for new consoles

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309w ago - Speaking in the latest edition of the Major Nelson podcast, perennial guest "e" has claimed that nearly half of all new Xbox 360's sold since GTA IV launched have also included a GTA IV sale.

"Roughly 40 percent of consoles going out the door had a copy of GTA going with them," he said.

It's unclear whether or not he was talking about the US or globally.

Microsoft release a ton of stats below, on the game last week, in which is claimed that 60 percent of all copies of the title sold in the US during it's first week on sale were for the 360 version.

According to a set of stats published on GamerScoreBlog, more than 2.3 million people played GTA IV on Xbox Live in the game's first week on sale. From the site:

- In the first week, more than 2.3 million people played Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox LIVE.
- GTA IV is now the number one played game on Xbox LIVE.
- Over the weekend, we saw the Xbox LIVE service reach 1 million concurrent users.
- Gamers have unlocked more than 12 million achievements worth over 100 million gamerscore points in GTA.
- Grand Theft Auto IV set a new record for time played, with the average gamer spending more than four hours playing the game on LIVE in the first week alone.

The...
 

European Charts: GTA IV rules the continent!

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310w ago - With GTA IV smashing entertainment records to hit six million sales in its first week, it's little surprise that the title has taken the top spot in all formats charts in Spain, Germany and Sweden.

According to Next-gen.Biz, the PS3 version took the No. 1 spot in Spain and Germany for the nine day period ended May 7th, whilst the Xbox 360 version ruled the roost in Sweden.

The full charts read:

Spain

01. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02. Wii Fit (Wii)
03. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
04. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
05. Brain Training (DS)
06. More Brain Training (DS)
07. Wii Play (Wii)
08. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (PS3)
09. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
10. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (360)

Germany

01. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
03. Wii Fit (Wii)
04. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
05. Assassin's Creed Director's Cut (PC)
06. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (360)
07. The Sims 2 Kitchen and Bathroom... Design Stuff (PC)
08. Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (PS3)
09. Wii Play (Wii)
10. Brain Training (DS)

Sweden

01. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
02....
 

Rockstar release 18MB GTA IV PS3 patch as planned

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310w ago - Rockstar Games just confirmed that they have released a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of GTA IV which was causing issues with online play.

Specifically, it prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded, and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.

To quote: Rockstar Games has released a GTA IV patch for Playstation 3 today that prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.

We continue to monitor the performance of the game both on and offline and will provide further updates as necessary. We want to assure everyone that, together with our hardware partners, we continue to strive to give our fans the best possible interactive entertainment experiences possible.

This update will ensure that everyone will experience Grand Theft Auto IV the way it was intended. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
 







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