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Grand Theft Auto franchise ships over 114m, GTA IV now at 22m
Posted: 15.09.2011 11:21 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick revealed that overall the Grand Theft Auto franchise has shipped a huge 114 million copies to retailers during its lifetime.

Grand Theft Auto IV has cleared 22 million of that grand total. CEO Zelnick also gave away some other key title numbers, although L.A. Noire is missing.


In early 2008, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas had shipped 21.5 million units and it still remains one of the series most popular instalments. Zelnick also talked up the importance of downloadable content as a key means to better leverage products.

"Once we do the core development, which takes a long time and is pretty hard, doing the development related to the DLC in a high-quality way is a lot easier and a lot quicker," said CEO Strauss Zelnick.

"At the time we put out Red Dead Redemption in May, we didn't even have a fantasy that we'd be putting out a zombie title for Halloween," he said, referring to Undead Nightmare, which added a special zombie themed single player standalone story.

Here are the other updated lifetime shipment figures:
* Midnight Club franchise: 18.5 million
* NBA2K franchise: 17 million
* Red Dead Redemption: 12.5 million
* Civilization franchise: 11 million
* BioShock franchise: 9 million
* Carnival Games franchise: 8 million
* Max Payne franchise: 7.5 million
* Mafia franchise: 5 million
* Borderlands franchise: 4.5 million
* The Darkness: 1 million


Noticeably missing from the list is Team Bondi's L.A. Noire which couldn't have impressive enough yet for figures to be included - perhaps they're waiting for the PC release?

Source: Gamasutra
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Comments

By JPerry06 (SI Core) on Sep 15, 2011
JPerry06
i loved San Andreas and loved GTA 4 even more (still working on completing it ha)

i hope that GTA5 is just as impressive.
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Sep 15, 2011
Xyfer117
Vice City and San Andreas were my favourites, couldnt get into gta 4, if and when they do a gta 5 i will try to get back into it.
By alboy1998 (I just got here) on Sep 18, 2011
alboy1998
it awsome