Xbox statistics for GTA IV launch

By Gerard | 9th May 2008 at 21:15 GMT in GTA IV | 3 Comments

360.jpgMicrosoft have released some crazy statistics regaring GTA IV's effect on Xbox 360 sales and Xbox Live:

Last week, Xbox 360 console sales went up by 54% compared to the week before.

According to retailers more than 60% of all GTA games sold in the first week were the Xbox 360 version

Roughly 40% of consoles are now bought with a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV

Regarding Xbox LIVE:

In the first week, more than 2.3 million gamers played Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox LIVE

GTA IV is now the number one played game on Xbox LIVE

Over the weekend, the Xbox LIVE service reached 1 million users playing at the same time

Gamers have unlocked more than 12 million achievements worth over 100 million gamerscore points in GTA IV

On average, every gamer spent 4 hours playing GTA IV on Xbox LIVE last week

What do you think the reason is for GTA IV's immense success? Let us know in the forums.

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josef8 9th May, 2008 @ 23:26 - Permalink

No wonder u guys in Thegtaplace are with the xbox like Ign...

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MrLlamaLlama 10th May, 2008 @ 00:06 - Permalink

^ We're not biased towards either console, we discourage fanboyism here, and try to be impartial, and provide equal support for both platforms.

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Gerard 10th May, 2008 @ 00:31 - Permalink

I resent that. I got an email from Microsoft showing all their statistics for the GTA IV launch week. Thats awesome, and it's all because of GTA, so I posted it. You got a problem with that?

I also got an email from Sony Computer Entertainment about Gran Turismo selling 50 million units ever, but GTA sold over 70 million units before GTA IV came out, which means they're almost at 80 million now.

I did hunt for the PS3 statistics for GTA, but apart from total sales figures (which have already been discussed) there was nothing available.