Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Global Total as of 06th Dec 2014 (units): 1.31m
Platform: Nintendo DSAlso on: PlayStation Portable, iOS
Developer: Rockstar Leeds/North Genre: Adventure

Comments (347)


drake_tolu (on 17 May 2014)
Not bad 1,300,000 for one GTA for DS... i think if GTA coming in Home Console Nintendo will sold much. :(
Venox2008 (on 23 November 2011)
great game, believe me or not, but I enjoyed this one more than GTA IV, which was boring to me..
spurgeonryan (on 01 July 2011)
People are saying the PSP version sold better because the PSN was not counted. Come on Rockstar add this to the 3DS download today.
Fededx (on 27 February 2011)
It's a great game, sales deserved!
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 27 February 2011)
game was awesome, and for it's graphics limitation and big diffrence with best selling GTA games, it did good
TheConduit (on 11 February 2011)
WOW over one million for the DS not bad
spurgeonryan (on 29 October 2010)
WEll the wall is back and these old arguments are just that...old. This is obviously a hit for an unconventional gta game in a 3d gta world
IxisNaugus (on 22 May 2010)
Ya now these price drops people keep bringing up. Well I still see this game at full price at my local GAME and Gamesation. Yea...
gatsby123 (on 17 May 2010)
Chinatown wars on ds uses same assets as gta 4 Liberty City, layout etc. Although its not in first person 3d. The more I play it the more I like it. Closing in on 100% completion.
AnthonyW86 (on 13 May 2010)
@intro94: But Microsoft payed Rockstar like 50-75 million to get gta4 on Xbox 360, so that makes it unproportional again. :P
intro94 (on 05 May 2010)
gt4 costs:100 mil, sold 6m.
GTCW costs:2milish, sold 1m. proportional enough.
spurgeonryan (on 19 April 2010)
It did get a small price drop in some places, so lets hope for continued sales throughout the year!
Smeags (on 14 April 2010)
Hrm... adjusted up again (along with Tomb Raider Underworld for the PS3)
spurgeonryan (on 10 April 2010)
hmm well this should be adjusted back up in two weeks then, along with The COnduit
Zugdar (on 10 April 2010)
Just got this game. Wow did I underestimate it. Pick it up if your on the fence.
Smeags (on 09 April 2010)
*raises eyebrow*

Adjusted down...
spurgeonryan (on 03 April 2010)
Well if you check the latest news release they have admitted it finally. It should still sell through Christmas 2010. So 1.2 million in America?
DrYon (on 01 April 2010)
@hankakacjd It's because Rockstar is Sony biased. If the PSP version got these numbers instead, they would announce it with great publicity. It's hard from them to admit that a Nintendo version of GTA outsold by far it's Sony counterpart.
Nintendogamer (on 25 March 2010)
1 Million not bad for game that was considered a flop.
chaos20xx (on 25 March 2010)
Congratz !!! The Million is more than deserved
Derixs (on 25 March 2010)
wooot! 1 million sales!!!
DavidValbu (on 24 March 2010)
990k!!!
hankakacjd (on 14 March 2010)
this game performed fantastically on the ds. it's a shame rockstar don't admit to facts
marcianito (on 04 March 2010)
million very soon
roccerfeller (on 04 March 2010)
970k!
Nintendogamer (on 27 February 2010)
960K!
spurgeonryan (on 24 February 2010)
finally got a boost! low sales? what are you talking about? people buy grand theft auto for the visuals these days and fun, so this was a shock I think,, but 1 million will be very good, especially when it was a bomb when it first came out supposedly, then you add the mobile and psp version this game did well!
Tayne (on 19 February 2010)
Got it for $15 new on Amazon
mixer82 (on 13 February 2010)
This game is now in bargin bins @ Wal-Mart, scored a copy for 19 bucks cnd last night. Great game but I see why it wasn't the massive hit R* though it would be...
Tayne (on 12 February 2010)
And I still haven't bought a copy. Should hit a million during summer.
kevinrize (on 10 February 2010)
how the hell does this game havr low sales
DavidValbu (on 04 February 2010)
it should be 0.94M by now, according to vgchartz
zarx (on 03 February 2010)
should be a million seller in the next few months.
spurgeonryan (on 01 February 2010)
games these days have legs for all systems it seems
Cheebee (on 29 January 2010)
Wow didn't know the game had sold this many... good for them. :-)
Salnax (on 25 January 2010)
Seriously, this outsold all but two PSP games in 2009: Monster Hunter and Gran Turismo. Considering how Japan loves Monster Hunter and Gran Turismo's been getting hyped for five years, that's amazing.
Salnax (on 23 January 2010)
Not bad for a flop.
Kenka (on 22 January 2010)
1 million in sight.
Buzzi (on 21 January 2010)
Ohhh adjusted down?? 10k this week, if this continues to sell like this will reach the million before Q2 hopefully.
DavidValbu (on 12 January 2010)
So this game isn't a flop after all (at least the DS version), so internet sites stop talking about mature titles do not sell on DS.
mai (on 12 January 2010)
1.19M DS+PSP combined and still selling (my original prediction was 1.2-1.6M, made April, 2009).
BigGumby (on 11 January 2010)
I wouldn't call this a flop, especially for a DS game. I'm guessing a lot of money was made from this game.
spurgeonryan (on 10 January 2010)
well they used pretty much the same engine for the psp version , so with that they are over 1 million. Lets just get a crossover game for the wii and the ds game should blow up some
llewdebkram (on 09 January 2010)
A lot of work went into this game, I think it deserves more.
11ht11 (on 05 January 2010)
a million really isnt that great for this game! deserves to be over 2 million!
Tayne (on 17 December 2009)
I still need to pick this up.
marcianito (on 11 December 2009)
eventually a million seller
IxisNaugus (on 06 December 2009)
800K huh? Nice, this one is pretty strong...
Daileon (on 26 November 2009)
I can't wait for this to break a mil. I don't like the game, but there are a lot of people deserving some crows.
guiduc (on 25 November 2009)
Yes, yes yes YES! At last a game worked on the DS and not on the PSP!
nakata6790 (on 14 November 2009)
i don't think these restrictions apply after seeing what C.O.P. The recruit does and at a butter smooth 60fps :)
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 14 November 2009)
too bad, this were graphics limitation plays a role

if Ds graphics were better Rockstar could make another GTA in San Andreas style for Ds and it would sell much better
spurgeonryan (on 06 November 2009)
Finally the sales are going up, 1 million will happen. PSP is for adult gamers that is why everyone thought it would do so much better.
intro94 (on 02 November 2009)
awww they first said this game would do amazing on the psp because ds is kiddy.Now they say its because it came some months later.Right.the psp owners rushed and bout this game for the DS theyy didnt have.OK....damage control FTW!
milkyjoe (on 02 November 2009)
Compared to PSP this is a mega-success...
DavidValbu (on 01 November 2009)
PSP version didn't release 1 year later, only six months later. The opening was far way better on DS version.
jonop (on 01 November 2009)
he didn't mean the full 3d version that did better than this. Iv'e never actually checked these numbers before the way people were going on about this flopping I assumed it had only sold 250k or something. I think people just had there hope for this game too high. I wouldn't call 750k a flop.
reaver_x (on 31 October 2009)
well on the bright side. it did better than the PSP version..
dontsee (on 27 October 2009)
so many ppl pirated this game, otherwise by this time it would be a million seller
puffy (on 27 October 2009)
It'll be a million seller like it deserves.
primogen18 (on 22 October 2009)
This game is still selling, and will definitely hit 1 million and more. I don't see how this is a flop and they rushed to port it to PSP, I guess DS isn't allowed exclusives like this.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 15 October 2009)
first off, you're wrong, i dont think the GBA ones ever hit 1mil
second of all, this hasnt even been out for a year. just wait a bit.
Bagaren85 (on 14 October 2009)
The only GTA that never did 1M.

History. :(
Arfen (on 09 October 2009)
Price drop!!! 17,90 €
buy it now or never!!
spurgeonryan (on 09 October 2009)
Its sold out at all the walmarts in my area, could we be awaiting a big re-order and much more sales? If this sell out is nationwide (or close to it), maybe that is why sales were small this week?
jbee02 (on 09 October 2009)
This game is selling really well I don't see why people are saying this game was a sales flop
Salnax (on 04 October 2009)
People criticize DS owners for not buying this game, but think about it this way: This game has sold better in America than any PSP game this year.
Wildvine53 (on 01 October 2009)
Wow I thought this game would have stalled at 300,000.......... I love this game, I can't believe it did so well
spurgeonryan (on 29 September 2009)
Still a bomb? yes, yes the psp go and its older user base will probaly easily get this over a million, but don't coudnt out the ds just yet, and if they give it updated graphics on the psp then it doesn't count! try putting it out with the same graphics and see who wins. Oh and psp I did like you 5 years ago when I was in an army school with nothing to do but watch umd on you, sorry that is about it.
spurgeonryan (on 10 September 2009)
I bet 1 mill. by X-mas. Although I have nothing to bet.
TheConduit (on 02 September 2009)
The highest rated DS game of all time has an attack rate of less than 1%
Oh well they probable still made money and now there porting it to PSP and Iphone
SmokedHostage (on 01 September 2009)
To be honest, I hate this game.
gustave154 (on 29 August 2009)
Hope the psp version will boost sales since it will make ds owners more inclined to play the original game.
bmmb1 (on 28 August 2009)
Maybe they hoped for even better sales, but I seriously doubt they consider this a flop, those who declared this a flop after week 1 are the usual crowd.
Let's see how much the PSP port sells... I have this feeling it will sell far less, though of course I may be proven wrong.
widescreen (on 22 August 2009)
i don't get it. the game is fun and the sales are slow.
elmerion (on 21 August 2009)
If this game had a sequel it would easily outsell the first one, this was a great game my face GTA game since Vice City, its just sad they think this flopped
jbee02 (on 20 July 2009)
I bet this game will break the 1 million mark by Christmas time
zzyoshiman (on 18 July 2009)
this is a great game that deserves more sales. ds owners should buy this game
intro94 (on 17 July 2009)
actually plenty of mature games like call of duty sell better on wii than DS, so they wouldnt change their mind.Compared to Psp isnt really a flop since this was a top down GTA not a modern one.This game wont sell better on the PSP.And from a normal point of view(not the "COMPARED TO") is not a flop but a hit.
Salnax (on 14 July 2009)
Considering how disappointed people were about this game's sales, its doing quite nicely for a game in its 15th week. It really might sell a million copies. I guess it goes to show that DS games sell over long periods of time.
Sherlock99 (on 08 July 2009)
600k
TheConduit (on 06 July 2009)
When I said PSP editions I meant other GTA games of the PSP and not the upcoming port of this game to the PSP.
TheConduit (on 06 July 2009)
Comparing it to the PSP editions it is a flop.

I found it to be a great game and my only complaint is that it seemed short compared to other entries in the series.

Im wondering if the dissapointing sales of this game could deter Rockstar from making a entry for the Wii
SJGohan3972 (on 30 June 2009)
wow already near 600k, I haven't been paying attention - this will hit a million around mid to late fall and do really well over Christmas - eventually 2 million sales?
SaviorX (on 26 June 2009)
The week ending June 20th, it was the highest selling 3rd party DS game in Others.
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 26 June 2009)
13K this week in others!!

i think it's over, the game has legs and it's going 1m soon! : )
DavidValbu (on 25 June 2009)
It is not a flop, there is still Chritsmas season where this game will experience a big boost....and, also....it must be launched in Japan!
megaman79 (on 25 June 2009)
If Take Two and Rockstar believe the propaganda thrown at DS and Wii audiences for the last 7 yrs they should be ecstatic with these sales. If they don't thats even better. They have evolved, unlike every other dev. wasting money and effort on crap for these systems. Its not just casuals and if you don't believe that you prob. believe that Sony and MS are working in ur best interests. Good luck with that and those 60$ games.
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 24 June 2009)
kopstudent89, since Rockstar themselves just said it's not a flop... Well, it's not :)
kopstudent89 (on 23 June 2009)
i hate the profit argument, i mean its GTA!! unless it shows great legs and breaks 2 million this year, yeah its a flop!
st_muscat0 (on 23 June 2009)
12.5K sold in Europe this week, the legs are strong on this one, actually increasing now, back to selling more than 10K a week there :).
megaman79 (on 23 June 2009)
vito, leave us alone
SJGohan3972 (on 22 June 2009)
Hmmm... hit gold and is on it's way to 750,000 WW sales, even has an outside shot at 1 million - yeah that's a megaflog
scourge29 (on 22 June 2009)
they still made a profit off this game tho
IxisNaugus (on 22 June 2009)
Just bought this game along with my new DSi system :)
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 22 June 2009)
the graphics are awesome to my eyes!
vess13 (on 16 June 2009)
great game, I bring it everywhere when I have time.though cheating is so addicting :P
scourge29 (on 14 June 2009)
i really like this game but just too much dialogue without voice acting
spurgeonryan (on 10 June 2009)
People just don't understand, that this is just as fun as the other versions. It just has different graphics than what there used to, So everyone thinks they don't want it.
--OkeyDokey-- (on 10 June 2009)
It should hit a million eventually, but it's falling further behind the PSP versions.

http://vgchartz.com/swlaunch.php?reg1=All&game1=Grand+Theft+Auto%3A+Vice+City+Stories+-+PSP®2=All&game2=Grand+Theft+Auto%3A+Chinatown+Wars+-+DS®3=All&game3=Grand+Theft+Auto%3A+Liberty+City+Stories+-+PSP&weeks=100
ash3336 (on 09 June 2009)
I am guessing 10-15k legs for about 3-4 months is more than enough to push this to 1 million.
jbee02 (on 09 June 2009)
sales are doing good. At least good enough to warrant more game like this on the DS
spurgeonryan (on 05 June 2009)
When You add it up it is like 558000 copies sold?
intro94 (on 30 May 2009)
meh TAKE2 is reaping profits like crazy rite now, this game was 10 times cheaper to produce and didnt even lose quality.
Buzzi (on 30 May 2009)
I hope it can reach 1 M, if it continues selling like now it can, but it must continue for at least 30 weeks, so for Christmas or Q4 2009...
ash3336 (on 29 May 2009)
500k in 10 weeks is a hit. Even for a big budgeted game it should be a hit. When this hits 1 million people will stop calling this a flop.
SaviorX (on 28 May 2009)
Now the excuse is that it is a flop compared to every other GTA.

500k for a DS game is awesome though.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 28 May 2009)
i remember when tons of people were calling this a flop. :)
volrath50 (on 28 May 2009)
Most DS games don't have people lining up outside stores to get them. This will sell many copies, over time.
intro94 (on 28 May 2009)
this game sold well after all that baseless articles filled with bias.And its still selling strong so its slapping the faces of the naysayers hard.
SmokedHostage (on 27 May 2009)
500k :)
sc94597 (on 25 May 2009)
Actually considering the competition(at least 5 good games released the same week including Pokemon Platinum) it had, and it's legs I think it is a success.
stof (on 21 May 2009)
@ Megaman - If I ever start to treat a city in a game like I treat a city in real life. Shoot me.
ash3336 (on 21 May 2009)
This game will hit 500k in 10 weeks. I do not think that this game is a fail.
megaman79 (on 21 May 2009)
@STOF, what u need is a sense of direction. I don't think thats included in the box. Try reading a street map in real life while you drive and you might earn some valuable skills.
Buzzi (on 20 May 2009)
Uff, in two weeks it sold 0 units for VGchartz, it was 450k two weeks ago...i hate adjustaments, they are always worse than the previous sales! Although GTA is selling not bad...
XiaoMay (on 20 May 2009)
not selling so bad, is it ?

Any Japanese plans ? GTA is quite popular there.
MontanaHatchet (on 19 May 2009)
No. Usually, people just use the markers or (in the case of GTA4) the GPS. I often just guess where I'm going, and if I get lost, that's part of the fun. I can always drive over rooftops if I get lost (and I'm talking about GTA games in general).
stof (on 19 May 2009)
Just got it. Love it. It's just such an awesome and all consuming game.

One question though, and I've wondered this about the whole GTA series... Do people actually figure out their way about town? Are there actually people who will say "Oh I'm here, If I go up this road and take a left, then drive for a minute or two I'll get to there"?

Because honestly, I've never been able to have a damned idea where anything is in any GTA.
DavidValbu (on 18 May 2009)
Adjusted down by 10k?
megaman79 (on 18 May 2009)
18 on NPD April. Thanks to the DSi launch it clearly motivated a few "core" shoppers to pick it up. The worm turns slowly, Wii version next.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4029/npd_behind_the_numbers_april_2009.php?page=5
tyu (on 17 May 2009)
Great game !
Buy it ;) !
darkheart709 (on 15 May 2009)
looks like its doing good, should hit a million either by winter or the end of the year
DavidValbu (on 14 May 2009)
Others numbers back. By the end of the year it will sell a million.
naruto3336 (on 13 May 2009)
WTF?????? Why are the Others numbers missing???
elzumo (on 13 May 2009)
Others sales disappeared from several games...
Phoenix_Wiight (on 13 May 2009)
whoa numbers are gone.
oliist (on 13 May 2009)
Don't panic!
I already reported it.
Killergran (on 13 May 2009)
The others sales disappeared! And it's no longer charting in others. What happened?
Buzzi (on 13 May 2009)
What the hell happened? I see this game sold only in NA and only for 25k!! There's an error, also in the Other sellings this week becaus this isn't in the top 50 of the games, it's impossible!! Please look at this and put all in the right way, i love this game and i had an heart-ake when i saw this!!
Arius Dion (on 11 May 2009)
Is this game launching in Japan?
KichiGuy (on 10 May 2009)
really great game. I can't argue with it being placed at the top of the DS charts.
sabby_e17 (on 10 May 2009)
Very decent legs.
Arius Dion (on 10 May 2009)
I also think pirating hurt initial sales.
coonana (on 09 May 2009)
Yes so many sites just claimed this game flopped but look at the sales. These arent bad.
SaviorX (on 09 May 2009)
It'll hit 500k in 2 weeks.
intro94 (on 07 May 2009)
they WANTED it to flop,but how long can they keep that line on a game that has sold 400k in just 2 months?
naruto3336 (on 07 May 2009)
With DS legs this game is definitely a million seller.
Samus Aran (on 07 May 2009)
I lol at everyone who said this game was a flop.
Buzzi (on 07 May 2009)
Great sales in Others this week, more than in the 6th week! Go GTA, fight against all the people who don't want M games on N machines!
SaviorX (on 05 May 2009)
@wonphi

I mean in sales, not the game's depth.
wonphi (on 05 May 2009)
SaviorX this game is no less small than any other GTA game.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 03 May 2009)
bought the game at best buy for 20. first gta game ive ever bought... it's fun and theres a lot of missions to do, and its keeping me entertained, but there's not much depth to it. story is funny and interesting.
SaviorX (on 03 May 2009)
Compared to other GTA games,it may not be huge, but as a DS game that isn't called Pokemon, it is a great success.

It probably broke even after 3 weeks.
a3hmax (on 02 May 2009)
I donīt know how much was waiting for Rockstar, but Vice City Stories for PSP cost a lot more and sell worst.

Inclusive this one now can justify a sequel, making comparation with GTA VCS.
Hisiru (on 30 April 2009)
@Aj_habfan
yes, you are right, but the internet and the fanboys ignored all the other things when the NPD showed the numbers in march (and the CHW only had 2 weeks in march). You saw how many topics and news was posted in websites? and how many fanboys saying "bla bla bla, DS is not for core games" (based on the NPD's numbers) without know that this game did better than the VCS giving profit for the producer like VCS. Is the only thing that make me talk about this, in fact, my favorite video game is the 360, but i hate fanboys.
Aj_habfan (on 30 April 2009)
okay sorry, that is a fair point.

But I don't think you should be making general statements while ignoring Europe.
primogen18 (on 30 April 2009)
I hate everyone who brings this up in an argument against M rated games on Nintendo systems. It's been out a month and is still selling, same with certain other games that have only been out a little over a month. Let it be and stop calling things failures after a few weeks!
Hisiru (on 29 April 2009)
@Aj_habfan
sorry, but i am not:
http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=3459
"The second handheld GTA, PSP's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (released October 31, 2006 in North America), sold 50,670 units for the Americas in its opening week. In 4 weeks time the accumulated North American sales was 134,275 units."

here you can see that the Vice city stories did 50k (the CHW did 80k) in first week, and did 134k (the CHW did 200k) in 4 weeks
Hisiru (on 29 April 2009)
@cacafina
yes, you are right ^^. But it is because they used the same engine of GTA3/GTAVC in the LCS/VCS, this was much easier.

sorry for my bad english.
Aj_habfan (on 29 April 2009)
Hisiru, I'm sorry but you are using the wrong information. All the data you are using is from the PS2 port, and is American/Japan data only. These are the sales you need to use: http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=897
cacafina (on 29 April 2009)
@Hisiru
I agree with everything you say except for the production cost as far as i am concerned this game's production cost was higher i remember rockstar saying it had a development team bigger than any psp gta game. but well maybe it dindn;t
=)
Hisiru (on 28 April 2009)
@xxxvitoxxx
the game already sold 400k worldwide, the Vice city stories did 130k in the first months (EUA), and the Chinatown wars dont did more in march because he was released on 17 march, but even with only 2 weeks (vice city stories had 4 weeks), he did 80k

If the DS have a great instal base or not, the game is selling more than Vice City Stories. For sure will give for more profit than the Vice City Stories in the end, even more because the cost of production of the Chinatown wars is lower

it is not a flop, the internet and the fanboys want this to be a flop
xxxvitoxxx (on 28 April 2009)
no matter how much everyone(including me) want this to not be a flop, the reality is that it is a FLOP
naruto3336 (on 28 April 2009)
Adjusted down in week 3 and 4. There should be no reason to call this a flop. DS games do not have massive development cost. 200k is all it needs to go into profit. 300k for a more well-funded project. This game looks well funded and thus 300k is accurate. it sold 420k in just 6 weeks. I think if it sells a million GTA for wii is coming.
DavidValbu (on 28 April 2009)
Ey, this is not doing so bad , it will soon reach 500k.
Sherlock99 (on 28 April 2009)
Over 400k nice.
Zugdar (on 28 April 2009)
Good sales for the 4th week. I'm sure these will be the numbers for some time
naruto3336 (on 27 April 2009)
This is doing better than madworld. If people who made madworld on a console are saying its sales are good then people who made a game on a handheld cant be mad at these sales especially because this is selling more than twice the sales of madworld.
Sherlock99 (on 26 April 2009)
i don't understand why everyone is calling this a flop the sales are great so far,
RDBRaptor (on 25 April 2009)
It looks like this game is doing much better in America than Vice City Stories for the PSP, although a bit worse in Others. This game should make AT LEAST 2M LTD.
sabby_e17 (on 25 April 2009)
Best game ever on the DS. Just completed the story :)
wonphi (on 24 April 2009)
LOL these sales are much better than PSP sales, they would be losing money if they remade it for the PSP.
Hisiru (on 24 April 2009)
@saimcheeda
the chinatown wars did better than the Vice city stories in the first week and in the first 4 weeks, the sales are good, and if is not good, the VCS also sold very bad. And stop crying, this game will not have a psp version, because will lose the GPS with the touch, the PDA, and all the things that make this game more fun,addictive , intuitive than the psp versions (i have a psp, i know what i am talking about).
primogen18 (on 24 April 2009)
yuk? WTF why must everyone think if it isn't 1 million in a month it's bad sales! In America it went up 20k last week, nothing at all to be "yuk" about.
SaviorX (on 24 April 2009)
Should pass 400k this week without adjustments.
Hisiru (on 23 April 2009)
this game is awesome, one of the best on DS, do yourself a favor and buy. He has a short story, but his story and the story in the GTA IV are the best. And this game have a lot of things to do for complete in 100%.
Simulacrum (on 23 April 2009)
Many gamers sites say this is big step for Gta series..I'll get this sometime.
naruto3336 (on 22 April 2009)
LETS CROSS OUR FINGERS!
arsenal009 (on 21 April 2009)
Guaranteed mln seller. Also guaranteed that Wii will get a GTA.
naruto3336 (on 21 April 2009)
As long as it hits 500k which it will in 2-3 weeks it is a hit. This went into profit for Take-Two after 200k. 500k will just mean a hit and 1 million will mean more respect for DS and a possible ground-up game for the home console Wii!
intro94 (on 20 April 2009)
87k on a month for a ds game?pretty good.
sabby_e17 (on 20 April 2009)
This game is just amazing. 10/10
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 20 April 2009)
amazing game!!

deserves 5m at least
Hisiru (on 19 April 2009)
@SickleSigh
play the game, and you will see that this is very different from the top down, or the ps1 versions, this is 3D, and is a awesome game, with a great replay.
stof (on 19 April 2009)
Have you played it SickleSigh? It's an isometric 3d view that's quite different from the top downs. Of course the top downs were awesome games.
SickleSigh (on 18 April 2009)
This game reminds me of the PS1 GTAs, I was happy when they got rid of the over head view, not sure why they brought it back. Game is showing good legs though.
SaviorX (on 18 April 2009)
VGC includes more than the US in the Americas category.
Chrizum (on 18 April 2009)
People, the sales have already been adjusted. The numbers are correct now. March NPD: 88k. March VGC: 98k. That's within the margin of error.
Aprisaiden (on 18 April 2009)
Looks like the game has been overtracked by 60k - 80k in the US/North America
mai (on 18 April 2009)
Adjusted down, but still on 340k?
Gearbox (on 17 April 2009)
ndp says only 87k werre sold in all of march... ouch
Zlejedi (on 17 April 2009)
Will there be adjustment to first two weeks ?
Hisiru (on 17 April 2009)
and look my friend, the numbers are rising in the EUA =D. I think the next week will be better with a lot of DSi that is selling, and no good releases for the DS in this months. This months
already have 86k (only in EUA) with these 2 weeks, i think will be 150k or more.
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 17 April 2009)
Hisiru

OMG, you are damn right, so these numbers can be correct, so it's not a fail, it can have legs!! : )
Hisiru (on 17 April 2009)
@siavm

the NPD only shows numbers for march. Weeks 3 and 4 is in april.
coonana (on 17 April 2009)
It did sell less than 100, 000 in march then time went on and this game displayed that is has legs.
siavm (on 17 April 2009)
These numbers in US are wrong the NPD has it selling less than 100,000 in March.
leo-j (on 17 April 2009)
then why did vice city stories sell well chris
AkiraGr (on 17 April 2009)
This game is way overtracked according to NPD.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/gta-chinatown-wars-sales-a-disappointment
chris100185 (on 17 April 2009)
The only reason Liberty City Stories sold as well as it did was the because of the hack that at the time was the only way to play homebrew on a PSP firmware higher than 1.5
Hisiru (on 16 April 2009)
@oliminator1994

yeah, and compared to the Vice city stories? :)
oliminator1994 (on 16 April 2009)
compare3d to other gta games this has sold poorley. Lib city stories 6 million. This wont mak that...
madmaniac (on 15 April 2009)
I'm gonna do some more drug dealing :p
waron (on 15 April 2009)
6mln LTD sales.
yeah, i know i'm crazy.
Hisiru (on 14 April 2009)
the vice city stories with Japan + Eua + Others is below the sales of chinatown wars in the first three months, and the chinatown wars dont have the "Japan sales" :)

look here:
http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=897®ion=All
Chrizum (on 14 April 2009)
Projected lifetime sales: 3.5 million.
skunkfish (on 14 April 2009)
2 million by Christmas..
Phoenix_Wiight (on 14 April 2009)
wow, i dont assume that the game isnt bad, it actually looks good, but calling it the best handheld game ever? where have you been?
squeeky (on 13 April 2009)
Game looks great, same old GTA missions and control sucks.
Gearbox (on 13 April 2009)
wow pacther actually guess how much this game sold to a dime
Hisiru (on 13 April 2009)
is not the best handheld game, but is better than the PSP versions, is more fun, but the history is very short.
mexitalrish (on 13 April 2009)
yah know, it's actually not selling too bad. i was kind of skeptical because it's first week seemed kind of low, but this could end up selling well. wish it luck
valoo (on 13 April 2009)
It's better than the GTA games for PSP. It's probably the best handheld game ever created.
TyePhoid_PAL (on 13 April 2009)
Is this as good as the PSP gta games? I'm probably going to pick up a handheld soon.
Dgc1808 (on 13 April 2009)
This game should hit 800K easily.
SaviorX (on 13 April 2009)
Expect Week 4 sales in Others not to be too far from Week 3.
sabby_e17 (on 13 April 2009)
I just got this game and I have to say that it is amazing.
--OkeyDokey-- (on 12 April 2009)
I don't see how this could possibly not reach a million. I mean, have you looked at the drops so far?
CONMAN15 (on 12 April 2009)
Yeah it will reach 1 million theres no doubt in my mind. You naysayers are just setting yourself up. I'm sure its been said a hundred times already, but I'll repeat again: DS games sell over time!
mandisc (on 12 April 2009)
when this reaches a million and it will. What are you doubters gunna do?
xxxvitoxxx (on 12 April 2009)
i still stand on what i saidm this games will not sell a million for the looks of it
Sheershaw (on 12 April 2009)
You're changing the subject. You said this game will never sell a million, which given the sales of this game, is unlikely.

And install base doesn't mean much. There was very little pre-release hype for this game.
xxxvitoxxx (on 12 April 2009)
i expected it would reach a million by now, considering the install base of the DS
Sheershaw (on 11 April 2009)
What do you mean it won't sell amillion?It's been out 3 weeks and its a third of the way there. It'll hit a million by June.
xxxvitoxxx (on 11 April 2009)
atleast many games sold a million wich this game at the moment doesnt look like it will
mandisc (on 11 April 2009)
that's a good point vas-y
Vas-y (on 11 April 2009)
Such a good argument, really!!1 Because on PS2 nearly every game flopped (with such a high install base).
xxxvitoxxx (on 11 April 2009)
with an install base of 100million sadly it is a flop =(
SaviorX (on 10 April 2009)
365k after a month doesn't sound like a flop to me. Just because it didn't sell like the others YET doesn't mean it is a failure.
waron (on 10 April 2009)
mikemill get yourself a girlfriend or try to get laid, seriously. GTA:CW not selling well? considering that it is second best selling 3rd party ds game(after guitar hero) in EU/US and current sales of this game i can assure you that chinatown wars not only will surpass VCS on psp but probably LCS as well. till the end of this year sales of this game won't go under 50k so we should see at least 1.8-2mln this year.

about ds being for kids - well in my country kids playing on handhelds are playing mostly on psp(cause shiny shiny graphics) while the only one playing on ds are mostly gaming nerds(like me). that's why GTA games sold so well on psp cause its audience is mostly 12-16 kids.
SaviorX (on 09 April 2009)
The legs of this game should have never been called into question.
wonphi (on 09 April 2009)
for an M rated DS game, this is selling pretty darn well.
Hisiru (on 09 April 2009)
guys, the DSi was launched, the world have the crisis, and bla bla bla. Now, unfortunately is not a time to Chinatown Wars and Madworld, but will be better soon :). The people are buying the DSi or are having complications with the crisis
Kenology (on 09 April 2009)
Adjusted up! And looking like it'll have some nice legs!
Chrizum (on 09 April 2009)
It's over 320k in less than 3 full weeks. That's good no matter how you try to spin it. This game will be a million seller in no time, and will probably go on to 3 million, too.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 09 April 2009)
adjusted up? nice.
Gearbox (on 09 April 2009)
i dont think this will make the top 25 ds games. by these sales so far
teknohick (on 09 April 2009)
i really hope mikemill is a troll, if not you really have no clue what your talking about (look up ds owner statistics)

most of what you state is just game warz fodder, i will say however, the usage statistics for betty and beyonce material is actually pretty mature (women in their 30's), ugly betty actually has an older overall viewership then desperate housewives, the show dosent even pull in many views in the 18-25 demo

there isn't much info on underwoods demo but it actually ended up more mature than you state (20-30 females). granted many copies of her first cd were bought by tweens/teens who are fans of american idol but typically that demo is fast fleeting, her base as been in 20 y/o women.

k /rant over :D
charts845 (on 09 April 2009)
Yeah, Liberty City Stories sold well. Vice City Stories flopped. LCS was released when GTA was at the heat of its popularity, where anything with that name would guaranteed sell millions. It's a totally different time. GTA:ChinaTown Wars will easily be profitable for the company.
MonstaMack (on 09 April 2009)
That's nice. It's not like many PSP titles sold well anyways. I'm sure in the long run GTA will come closer to a million titles sold on the DS.
mikemill (on 09 April 2009)
Come on you Nintendo fanboys, just be honest... this game is NOT selling well for a GTA game. And why? Because most (not all, but most) DS owners are little kids and girls (do I have to remind you all that Nintendo's core marketing strategy for the DS is commercials with Carrie Underwood, Ugly Betty and now Beyonce?) Liberty City stories for the PSP sold well over 700k copies it's first two weeks and went on to sell 5.7m to date. Chinatown Wars will not get anywhere near that number, sorry. Just be honest fellas, quit your denial about what the DS really is at it's core. Nintendo knows what it is, hence their marketing strategies with Carrie Underwood. Peace
mandisc (on 08 April 2009)
I didn't compare its sales to Nintendogs to highlight the perceived demograph of the DS. I just remember that at the time it was believed that it simply would not work and would not sell.

Years later and sales continue to go. DS owners do not seem to camp outside shops, pre-order or over react when it comes to games. They simply pick it up at their leisure. This game will continue to sell, you should have no doubt about it.

On another note if you do not think that the DS is for "hardcore" gamers then maybe you should go sit alone in a room somewhere and think about what you just said.

The term "Hardcore" is whatever each person perceives it to be, if that is your genuine belief then fair enough.

I disagree and think that you will have a tough time explaining it to the masses.

smac (on 08 April 2009)
I think we should be comparing these sales to portable GTA games like LCS, VCS, GTA Advance, etc & not the PS2/PS3 & 360 versions. Not really a fair comparision.
drakesfortune (on 08 April 2009)
@ taco, 240k is respectable for most franchises, but for GTA, it's a terrible number. After 3 weeks. That's what everyone is talking about. Everyone saying that it'll show us all when it hits a million, if this only sells a million, that'll make it the worst selling GTA game ever. I sure hope it sells more than that.
Tac0 (on 08 April 2009)
What the hell is wrong with those guys who say this game isn't doing well? It sold more than 240.000 copies in three weeks, without the american sales for the third week. Believe it or not, 240k is a high number.
BengaBenga (on 08 April 2009)
@mikemill: you apparently don't have a clue what a hardcore gamer is, because real hardcore gamer would sure as hell have a DS.

The fact is that the DS is for everyone. That includes kids, teens, young professionals, mothers etc.

But you will be another victim of my amazing crow eating thread later in the year.
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 08 April 2009)
it will outsell PSP versions, but will take some time
Phoenix_Wiight (on 07 April 2009)
people, like the post below me, are stupid. they grab at every little thing they can to make it look like another console sucks.

seriously, just wait. it doesn't matter if gta sells more on the psp week one. this can very well outsell the psp one. different consoles work different ways.
mikemill (on 07 April 2009)
@ mandisc

The fact that you just compared a GTA games hopes to that of Nintendogs summarizes the entire problem with the DS... it's a kid's toy! Let's be real, the DS is not a platform for hardcore gamers
mikemill (on 07 April 2009)
Wow. Nintendo proves once again that games for a "hardcore audience" don't sell very good on their platform. We all know why - 95% of DS owners are little kids and chicks (hence the Carrie Underwood commercials). By comparison, Liberty City stories sold over 700k it's first 2 weeks with less than half the install base of the DS. LOL
mandisc (on 07 April 2009)
Why is that hardly anyone on here has any patience?

Just because it hasn't sold a million instantly doesn't necessarily suggest that it will not continue to sell and surpass expectations in the long run. Anyone remember Nintendogs....
BoneArk (on 07 April 2009)
Three of my friends bought the DSi and all of them bought this game with it. I knew the DSi will help boost sales for GTA: Chinatown Wars.
ClaudeLv250 (on 07 April 2009)
ROFFLE.

I surely hope someone makes the crow eating thread when this passes a million.
loadedstatement (on 07 April 2009)
Very fun game. Don't knock it until you try it.
CONMAN15 (on 06 April 2009)
you have to be kidding yourself if you think this wont sell 1 million copies. 2 million easily. remember this is a DS game.
akuma587 (on 06 April 2009)
This is a flop with this kind of brand recognition on a system with over 100 million installed userbase.
BengaBenga (on 06 April 2009)
lol@the haters. It's #4 in the UK this week.

@kersed: Are you nuts? This will make 2 million easily.
cacafina (on 06 April 2009)
@kersed3

wanna bet?
Sherlock99 (on 06 April 2009)
Fun game
primogen18 (on 05 April 2009)
wow week 2 and people are talking about long term sales? its still going strong.
kersed3 (on 05 April 2009)
Acctually Vice City Stories kills this game. Vice City Stories is nearing 3 mill sold. This may get 0.5m - 0.95 m sales, dont think 1 mill though.
DavidValbu (on 05 April 2009)
This game will get a boost in sales due to the launching of Nintendo DSi.
Samus Aran (on 05 April 2009)
This game is selling a lot better so far then vice city stories on the psp. What's everyone bitching about this game bombing then? This game can sell 2M+
mandisc (on 05 April 2009)
I have no worries about this. It will continue to sell at a steady pace and will be hitting the millions before you know it
cody6695 (on 04 April 2009)
This game will have big legs
mjc2021 (on 04 April 2009)
Well this game isn't a flop... but GTA typically gets much better sales on consoles that have sold much less units.

Perhaps if it was a third person game it would have received more interest.
RooF (on 04 April 2009)
the game is great. Its simple. Ppl dont have money :)
Phoenix_Wiight (on 03 April 2009)
theres tons of really cheap bootlegs on ebay, sot hat might be making the sales kinda bad. either way, thisll go to sell atleast 1mil
cacafina (on 03 April 2009)
jaja
SmokedHostage (on 03 April 2009)
I bet this game has a high piracy rate..
cacafina (on 03 April 2009)
someone wants to bet that this game will sell 3 million?
teknohick (on 03 April 2009)
the game has done better than vice city in its first two comparable weeks.

@drakesfortune
From GTA CTW, to Madword, to Deadly Creatures, these games just don't sell well on any Nintendo platform.

- gta on ds hasn't bombed, madworld and deadly creatures aren't good enough reasons for your argument; one is a beat em' up, a genre thats been dead since... 1995? plus its niche, people put way too much expectations on the title. im not a casual gamer but i have no interest in buying madworld... its just too juvenile seeming and beat em ups aren't my thing

deadly creatures needs advertising and a price drop, its a short game for 50 bucks. its also somewhat of a odd game... without marketing its a odd concept to sell to consumers just based on face value. its also not a title you would see many "hardcore" gamers per say pick up.

using these two games as evidence that the wii market is this or that is pretty anecdotal, we dont have enough high budget "mature" games on wii to really have a consensuses of the system
cacafina (on 02 April 2009)
@drakesfortune

youre crearly an ignorant the DS ius by far the richiest in catlog for hardcore and non hardcore gamers. "they completely ignore hardcore 3rd party titles on those systems." LOL ever heard of dragon quest, final fantasy etc. Tell me of those games of 360 how many are shooters what only like 2 no right, with all the respect you sound like and nintendo-hater and a xbox/PS-fanboy. But well its your opinion....
Sherlock99 (on 02 April 2009)
2 months from now gta sales will be close to 2 million worldwide
SaviorX (on 02 April 2009)
How can anyone call this a flop?

It is a success in its own right.
Ismailxp (on 02 April 2009)
Its like a FLOPpy disk
outlawauron (on 02 April 2009)
That's a rather large drop!

Worse than LCS drop.
waron (on 02 April 2009)
@drakesfortune,
you clearly don't know anything about ds/wii. let's start with the fact that ds games are reviewed much more harsh compared to games on ps360. give reviewers generic 5-6h long fps/action game with shiny shiny visuals on ps360 and it's already above 80/100. do the same with ds game and it's down to 60/100. how many x360 games with those great scores are just same fps/action/racing games with different brands on the cover? 80%?
drakesfortune (on 02 April 2009)
@Intro, First, I am not against this game, I WILL be buying it soon. I'm currently finishing up Lost and Damned, and then I may pick up CTown Wars. So I'm not against the game, I'm just speaking truth, as I see it as a "hardcore" gamer.

But, you can't be serious about there being better titles on DS. Empirically speaking, just go check Metacritic to see what the critics think.

There are 21 Xbox 360 games with a rating of 90 or higher on Metacritic.

There 5 DS games with a rating of 90 or higher. That's over 4 to 1 in favor of 360, and those are the cream of the crop, best of breed titles both systems have to offer. The DS's number 2 rated titles is a port of a SNES game. That says a lot, to me.

There are 39 XBox 360 titles rated between 89 and 85.

There are 24 DS games rated between 89 and 85.

I'm sure that the DS has 5:1 over the 360 when it comes to ratings of 50 or under, but I'm not going to bother counting them.

So your analysis makes NO sense, with regard to install base, and quality releases. Clearly there's vastly more quality on PS3 and 360, and yet it still sold gangbusters on those platforms. Further, let's be honest, a good chunk of the DS's library at the top of those metacritic charts are either ports of older games, remakes of older games, or in the case of Animal Crossing and Mario Kart, are so similar to games that Nintendo already released under those names as to make them nearly indistinguishable.

The fact is, the hardcore gaming market is not buying Nintendo consoles, or if they are, they're only buying Nintendo published games, and they completely ignore hardcore 3rd party titles on those systems. From GTA CTW, to Madword, to Deadly Creatures, these games just don't sell well on any Nintendo platform.
Sapphire (on 01 April 2009)
The contender Game of The Year for DS in 2009

it will still sell untul the end of year
SaviorX (on 01 April 2009)
Good 2nd week sales in Others.

America may have around 40k this week.
BengaBenga (on 01 April 2009)
Holy F this game is awesome! Everyone that loves GTA III will love this, it's really oldschool GTA.
coonana (on 01 April 2009)
if this sells bad I am gonna be pissed!
Chrizum (on 01 April 2009)
Adjusted down and big drop in Others, just like MadWorld.

Doesn't look good.
intro94 (on 31 March 2009)
finally drakess,i suggest you play it.Personally, im having a better, more dynamic time with it than with GT4, the game is huge and well implemented, while it also looks well.
As weird as it sounds, like many people, i can say this is among best gt ever.About people buying 200k+ on PSP, let me tell you something, at that date,we were STARVED for a decent game.I got a psp and i know what i mean.On my ds, i simply cant afford to buy all I want when its released.
intro94 (on 31 March 2009)
furthermore, on its first week, due to the massive advertisement, GT4 sold more than MK DS or MK wii.Eventually both MKDS AND MKWII outsold strongly GT4.Never let a first week missled you.Im not saying GT CW will be the next MK, but scaling it down, it will be quite profitable.If you think that it wasnt the best choice, think about it, its Grand theft auto and its portable.And portable on the most popular portatile console on the world, the DS.if you ask me, the market is huge.I agree, we could GT it on Wii as well,another market,but time will tell.
intro94 (on 31 March 2009)
@drakesfortune
Yes drakes, but you gotta understand that the availiable good titles for DS owners at a time is 4 or 5 times larger than the one for 360 owners.As such, while it was crystal clear that GT4 had to be insta bought, DS owners had a much harder time chosing it over the other choices.Is also noticing that 360 owners are quick buyers, while the DS are also steady.Take MK DS for instance, which beat GT4 in sales,but it was over time.If GT CH sells 4 mils over 2 years i wouldnt be surprised.Thats nearly as succesful as the "large" franchise.
Slavedemonxi (on 31 March 2009)
It'll sell a lot eventually. I was skeptical of the game at first, but it looks like a lot of fun.
Trent (on 31 March 2009)
not a good 1st week
NintendoMan (on 30 March 2009)
One of my fave DS games, it will certainly sell 1 million. Will it sell 2 and, most importantly - will it blend?
mangapicture (on 30 March 2009)
come back in a few weeks. It's going to be sold at least a million copies.
oliist (on 30 March 2009)
Eatin boiled crow in the coming months is all I have to say to the ignorants.
drakesfortune (on 30 March 2009)
@chizrum

I say not a great start because you have to compare it to other GTA's.

GTA4 PS3 did 1.2 million on week one in others. GTA4 360 did 1.02 million on week one in others. So 2.22 million on both platforms on week one in others.

GTA LCS on PSP did 248k in others on week one with a MUCH tinier install base.

So when Rockstar looks at where to put their GTA effort, it's clear that the DS is probably the worst place to put their effort. They'd be better of doing San Andreas 2 on Wii (I'd buy a Wii for that).

That said, I'll be buying this game soon, so I'm not being hard on it. I look forward to playing it, I just think the from Rockstar's perspective, they can make more money on the PSP, 360/PS3, or Wii than they can on DS. It's too bad, but I think that's just the way it is. This game will still go on to sell at least 2 million though, so it's not a failure, it's just not as good as it would be on any other platform.
cacafina (on 30 March 2009)
this will eventually sell 3 or 5 million

i havent got my copy yet but ive tried it and it is the best ds game ive played (sorry FF3 this one beat you)
L.C.E.C. (on 29 March 2009)
lolz @ everyone who said this would flop...
Arius Dion (on 29 March 2009)
Claude; That is what would be considered a "check mate"

One of the biggest tp openings of a DS game..very interesting, I would not be the least bit surprised if this outsold the psp versions of gta.
Naum (on 29 March 2009)
and BTW this game have only 1 "other" sales abd 4 days of "NA" sales so no it's not full week sales BladeOfGod.
Naum (on 29 March 2009)
"Hardcore" boys only see first week sales and they will always do that.
sparkit34 (on 29 March 2009)
I don't think some people realize that this is one of the biggest TP openings on a DS ever.
madmaniac (on 29 March 2009)
@BladeOfGod
You obviously don't know anything about sale paterns on nintendo systems and sony systems
BladeOfGod (on 29 March 2009)
LOL, GTA Liberety City stories sold more in 3 hours than GTA China Wars did in entire week
Naum (on 29 March 2009)
Wonder how much this game need to sell to break even, can't be much anyway.
ClaudeLv250 (on 29 March 2009)
@mjc2021

Well first of all, this is a DS game so I'm not sure where the Wii comes into the equation.

Second, the argument always has been "3rd party games don't sell on nintendo consoles." It was said about the DS and it was said about Wii. Party games is goal post moving; it was a qualifier added after the initial argument was debunked. Speaking of which, the party game argument is a dead horse itself, having been debunked ages ago with actual sales. It's not 2007 anymore.

Not only that, but M rated games aren't the opposite of party games, and one does not need to sell exclusively over the other as the PS2 proved, and a philosophy the Wii has kept. Complaining about the amount of high selling M rated Wii titles doesn't even make sense, it's not like there's an abundance of them on the Wii to begin with. I can only think of seven, if you can come up with more that would be great, but saying that "only" 4 of the 7 titles sold a lot (2 of which have been recently released) does not sound as bad as you'd like it to. Not only that but it makes a hole in your assertion that it's "a big problem for 3rd parties." It can't be that big of a problem if no one is making them, and dismissing established franchises defeats your own argument because if the Wii could not sell M rated games, you would not have to dismiss the ones that have sold in the first place.
mjc2021 (on 29 March 2009)
@ MS10
"people say third party games don't sell on nintendo systems."

No, people say only PARTY games sell on the Wii.

A big problem 3rd party developers have with the Wii is M rated games don't sell particularly well. In the Top 100 selling Wii games there are only 4 M rated games I believe. And those M rated games come from already successful franchises.
MS10 (on 28 March 2009)
people say third party games don't sell on nintendo systems.but ps3 has 29 million sellers! wii has 47 million sellers and 29 of them are 3rd party and most of them are core games! if u don't believe me look it up! and ds has like 70 million sellers with alot from 3rd partys. i think its funny wii's 3rd party million sellers are the same as ps3's total millions sellers! so the point is 3rd partys do good on nintendo systems as long as the games are good i think 140,000 in two major territory is good. alot of people don't even know gta is on ds and when they see it in person how good it looks and how great it plays it will move units! and gta does good in japan so a new version on a ds should be a hit i say atleast 2 million by the end of the year!
mjc2021 (on 28 March 2009)
@ BengaBenga
You're assuming the sales will be steady. Its a flooded market now, I don't think that'll continue to happen.
typicalgamer (on 28 March 2009)
GTA with touchscreen. Played way too many of them to actually make this one fun.
NicholasCage (on 28 March 2009)
Too bad, Nintendo DS has the R4, which most people use to get games.
sabby_e17 (on 28 March 2009)
I want this game so bad.
BengaBenga (on 27 March 2009)
mjc: you're gonna eat some crow for sure. It must be clear by now that DS (and also Wii) games have a much different sales trajectory that's less frontloaded.

Will receive the game tomorrow. Can't wait.
mandisc (on 27 March 2009)
AOK games

I had a similar thing happen. I have been freaking out about this game for ages now but my friend was not at all interested. I handed over to him and 2 minutes later he handed it back and said "take me to Tesco NOW" lol. Another happy gamer
mangapicture (on 27 March 2009)
They didn't promote it at all. Only reason I bought this, is because I saw some reviews two days before it came. Before that, never heard of it...
Sheershaw (on 27 March 2009)
AOK, Rockstar did a lot to promote this game. ANd besides, throwing advertising at a game doesn't make it successful.
AOK Games (on 27 March 2009)
"As usual a M rated game on a Nintendo console is a waste of time."

Yes, because World at War Wii totally did not sell a million copies.

o wait

Rockstar did very little to promote this game, but with it becoming the highest rated DS game, word of mouth will give it tremendous legs. I already showed it to two of my friends, they played it for two minutes, and they said they'd buy it.
PSwii60 (on 27 March 2009)
never cared for GTA much. though i've owned all their games on PS2, mainly for my ex at the time, but this game i have to admit is awesome.
stylus is a great addition
mjc2021 (on 27 March 2009)
Liberty City Stories - Week 1 - 452,694

As usual a M rated game on a Nintendo console is a waste of time.

"Take-Two: We're The Right Company For M-Rated DS, Wii Games"
Araknie87 (on 27 March 2009)
Tried it, it's a great game, better than the GTAIV without the expansions.

So much fun with the stilo.
elzumo (on 27 March 2009)
I still need to pick this up...
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 27 March 2009)
nice launch, it will have huge legs
EssosDeeos (on 26 March 2009)
with the pro post - the game is superb.
coolestguyever (on 26 March 2009)
pretty lousy first week sales considering 100 million userbase for one of the most popular franchises there is.
supermario128 (on 26 March 2009)
Got it today, pretty good so far! :-)
coonana (on 26 March 2009)
@Myviewing

Look at the day it came out. The 17 and it usually takes 1 day later for retailers to put it on shelves. Thats 3 days...
Gilgamesh (on 26 March 2009)
Expected sales
Myviewing (on 26 March 2009)
Hm, not as big of an opening as I thought it would be. Ah well, it'll at least hit 5 million someday. I'll be gettting this sometime after Moon.
thanny (on 26 March 2009)
im amazed with the effort that went into this game.
Riot Of The Blood (on 26 March 2009)
This game actually looks good.

I might pick up GTAIV since it's so cheap.
supermario128 (on 24 March 2009)
I'll get it soon!
puffy (on 24 March 2009)
For those of you with a DS, are old enough and like good games, this is easily the best game I've played on my DS.

Do yourself a favour and buy it!
mandisc (on 24 March 2009)
This is amazing. Simple really. Buy this!
Derixs (on 24 March 2009)
have played this game everyday since release day. Yes drug dealing for money is very addiciting. I no longer purchase to re-sale I just rob vans... still need to do a warehouse raid.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 24 March 2009)
i kinda want it now, but i cant afford it yet =/

never thought id want a gta game
ArtofAngels (on 24 March 2009)
Love this game, although I don't play it to much thanks to the glory that is Dragon Quest V.
SaviorX (on 23 March 2009)
Wow.

This game whooped my expectations, and this is in Others only?....
Man (on 23 March 2009)
Im enjoying it better than GTA4. Im addicted to the drug dealing...

I went out and bought 2 used games (king kong, and an imagine game) for $10 each, and traded them to get it free. It was selling new for $49, so im quite pleased.
CONMAN15 (on 23 March 2009)
Loving this game, and thats a nice opening in others. Hoping for big NA sales.
Chrizum (on 23 March 2009)
LOL what are you talking about? This is an excellent start. It should become a million seller in Others alone easily within a year, probably less.
drakesfortune (on 23 March 2009)
Not a great start in Europe...
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 23 March 2009)
this number is for the first 2 days!

nice, it will have very long legs
intro94 (on 23 March 2009)
since all sorts of people own a DS(even lots of psp owners)-DS market for this genre is quite large as it is, and the sales will at very very least reach a million within a year.Im sure of it.
DarkNight_DS (on 22 March 2009)
Why can't I add my game code for this game on this site?
I like Bacon (on 21 March 2009)
Those 2 games are awesome! How dare you trade in my Foxxy! But this game is amazing! lol

vvv
puffy (on 20 March 2009)
Traded in Starfox Command and Mario 64 DS for this today..

I can tell you all that it was WELL worth it!
mandisc (on 19 March 2009)
I'm totally hooked on this. Picked it up along with Madworld but can't seem to put this down
DiplomaticImmunity (on 19 March 2009)
damn 1% if 1 million
BoneArk (on 19 March 2009)
If 1% of ds owners buy this game it will be a million seller, that is insane.
CONMAN15 (on 18 March 2009)
This game kicks ass, to be honest. I'm really enjoying it.
DarkNight_DS (on 18 March 2009)
I'm 11% done already ;) Picked it up from blockbuster (was surprised they were selling copies today in Canada). Liking what I've played so far. The drug trade game seems to be the most fun so far.
Man (on 17 March 2009)
I think this could be a huge system seller. I mean, it sells 400,000 a week, but with little to no games like this currently on the DS, these people are certainly not buying the DS for violent, profane games.

Many people into this sort of game might not have a DS, and with such great reviews, a lot of them might decide to finally get one.
mandisc (on 16 March 2009)
Getting some sweet reviews in the run up to launch. Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) gave 94% and IGN slapping down 9.2
megaman79 (on 14 March 2009)
@AJM Ruler, i dk man, Arn't RPG's core games? I know what your saying about ratings but that is irrelivent when there are so many G and PG games that sell to mature/core audiences.
BoneArk (on 21 February 2009)
I saw a commercial of this game last night while I was watchin Conan O'Brien's last show.
NintendoMan (on 18 January 2009)
I would say that given the GTA name and the DS's massive install base it should hit 2 million ww at least. Maybe as high as 4 million or more depending on how well its marketed, how good the game is and what competition it faces.
robond (on 23 December 2008)
Iīve got the preorder for this game.
GTA rules!
terry_tibbs (on 17 December 2008)
this game does look good for the ds.
AJM Ruler (on 01 December 2008)
Could this be a million seller for the DS? Or will the market not accept this?

The best selling Mature-rated DS title is RE: DS which sold about 200K worldwide. Pretty good considering that was a port of a then 10-year old game.

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drake_tolu (on 17 May 2014)
Not bad 1,300,000 for one GTA for DS...
i think if GTA coming in Home Console
Nintendo will sold much. :(
Venox2008 (on 23 November 2011)
great game, believe me or not, but I
enjoyed this one more than GTA IV, which
was boring to me..
spurgeonryan (on 01 July 2011)
People are saying the PSP version sold
better because the PSN was not counted.
Come on Rockstar add this to the 3DS
download today.
Fededx (on 27 February 2011)
It's a great game, sales deserved!
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 27 February 2011)
game was awesome, and for it's graphics
limitation and big diffrence with best
selling GTA games, it did good
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