GTA breaking records; were we right about the numbers?
We did this by comparing, analysing and averaging out the best analyst predictions for the ground-breaking game, and here's what we came up with:
PS3 - 7.4 million unitsSo how are we doing so far with our predictive skills?
Xbox 360 - 11.5 million units
Total sales - 18.9 million units
Week One sales will make up an astonishing 25% of those totals, leading us to expect a combined 4.75 million units will hit the streets next week.
ChartTrack announced that 600,000 copies of the game were sold in the UK on day one. 45% of these were on the PS3.
In the meantime, VG Chartz have put their sales estimates up and expect 1.7 million units in Europe (with the PS3 taking 60% of the overall sales) and a staggering 2.5 million in the US (with the PS3 taking 40% of the overall sales).
Adding this all together means that GTA: IV has so far reached 4.2 million consoles. 1.93 million of these are on PS3, just over 45%. For our prediction to be right, the rest of the week should see another half-a-million copies shipped.
Somehow, we think there's a chance the analysts we based the numbers on may have underestimated! Without the Asia Pacific region figures being added in, and despite the fact that many people didn't pre-order and are buying their copies this weekend, we feel that the results could break the 5 million mark quite easily.
Check back next week for the official week one figures, since the VG Chartz figures above are considered an estimate rather than fact.