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DS グランド・セフト・オート チャイナタウンウォーズ

Developer

Rockstar Leeds/North

Genre

Adventure

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Release Dates

03/17/09 Rockstar Games
10/29/09 CyberFront
03/20/09 Rockstar Games

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Owners: 299
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Tracked: 7
Wishlist: 25
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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) > Opinions (347)

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drake_tolu posted 17/05/2014, 02:35
Not bad 1,300,000 for one GTA for DS... i think if GTA coming in Home Console Nintendo will sold much. :(
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Venox2008 posted 23/11/2011, 05:16
great game, believe me or not, but I enjoyed this one more than GTA IV, which was boring to me..
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spurgeonryan posted 01/07/2011, 05:35
People are saying the PSP version sold better because the PSN was not counted. Come on Rockstar add this to the 3DS download today.
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Fededx posted 27/02/2011, 02:20
It's a great game, sales deserved!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/02/2011, 09:07
game was awesome, and for it's graphics limitation and big diffrence with best selling GTA games, it did good
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TheConduit posted 11/02/2011, 12:12
WOW over one million for the DS not bad
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spurgeonryan posted 29/10/2010, 04:19
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
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IxisNaugus posted 22/05/2010, 09:15
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...
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gatsby123 posted 17/05/2010, 10:52
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.
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AnthonyW86 posted 13/05/2010, 09:27
@intro94: But Microsoft payed Rockstar like 50-75 million to get gta4 on Xbox 360, so that makes it unproportional again. :P
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intro94 posted 05/05/2010, 05:03
gt4 costs:100 mil, sold 6m.
GTCW costs:2milish, sold 1m. proportional enough.
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spurgeonryan posted 19/04/2010, 06:46
It did get a small price drop in some places, so lets hope for continued sales throughout the year!
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Smeags posted 14/04/2010, 03:21
Hrm... adjusted up again (along with Tomb Raider Underworld for the PS3)
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spurgeonryan posted 10/04/2010, 05:03
hmm well this should be adjusted back up in two weeks then, along with The COnduit
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Zugdar posted 10/04/2010, 08:17
Just got this game. Wow did I underestimate it. Pick it up if your on the fence.
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Smeags posted 09/04/2010, 06:39
*raises eyebrow*

Adjusted down...
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spurgeonryan posted 04/04/2010, 02:36
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?
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DrYon posted 01/04/2010, 07:15
@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.
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Nintendogamer posted 25/03/2010, 09:16
1 Million not bad for game that was considered a flop.
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chaos20xx posted 25/03/2010, 05:11
Congratz !!! The Million is more than deserved
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Derixs posted 25/03/2010, 05:10
wooot! 1 million sales!!!
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DavidValbu posted 24/03/2010, 11:28
990k!!!
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hankakacjd posted 14/03/2010, 04:27
this game performed fantastically on the ds. it's a shame rockstar don't admit to facts
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marcianito posted 05/03/2010, 03:59
million very soon
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roccerfeller posted 04/03/2010, 11:54
970k!
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Nintendogamer posted 28/02/2010, 03:25
960K!
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spurgeonryan posted 24/02/2010, 06:17
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!
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Tayne posted 20/02/2010, 03:03
Got it for $15 new on Amazon
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mixer82 posted 13/02/2010, 10:04
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...
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Tayne posted 12/02/2010, 12:59
And I still haven't bought a copy. Should hit a million during summer.
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kevinrize posted 10/02/2010, 05:15
how the hell does this game havr low sales
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DavidValbu posted 04/02/2010, 11:58
it should be 0.94M by now, according to vgchartz
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zarx posted 04/02/2010, 04:06
should be a million seller in the next few months.
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spurgeonryan posted 02/02/2010, 02:03
games these days have legs for all systems it seems
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Cheebee posted 30/01/2010, 01:08
Wow didn't know the game had sold this many... good for them.
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Salnax posted 26/01/2010, 04:17
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.
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Salnax posted 24/01/2010, 01:40
Not bad for a flop.
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Kenka posted 23/01/2010, 01:11
1 million in sight.
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Buzzi posted 21/01/2010, 07:15
Ohhh adjusted down?? 10k this week, if this continues to sell like this will reach the million before Q2 hopefully.
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DavidValbu posted 12/01/2010, 02:11
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.
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mai posted 12/01/2010, 01:32
1.19M DS+PSP combined and still selling (my original prediction was 1.2-1.6M, made April, 2009).
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BigGumby posted 12/01/2010, 01:25
I wouldn't call this a flop, especially for a DS game. I'm guessing a lot of money was made from this game.
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spurgeonryan posted 11/01/2010, 04:52
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

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llewdebkram posted 10/01/2010, 03:50
A lot of work went into this game, I think it deserves more.
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11ht11 posted 05/01/2010, 05:36
a million really isnt that great for this game! deserves to be over 2 million!
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Tayne posted 17/12/2009, 01:19
I still need to pick this up.
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marcianito posted 11/12/2009, 05:35
eventually a million seller
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IxisNaugus posted 07/12/2009, 04:32
800K huh? Nice, this one is pretty strong...
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Daileon posted 27/11/2009, 12:19
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.
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GuyDuke posted 25/11/2009, 04:37
Yes, yes yes YES! At last a game worked on the DS and not on the PSP!
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nakata6790 posted 14/11/2009, 01:03
i don't think these restrictions apply after seeing what C.O.P. The recruit does and at a butter smooth 60fps :)
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 14/11/2009, 08:38
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
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spurgeonryan posted 07/11/2009, 12:53
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.
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intro94 posted 03/11/2009, 01:32
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!
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milkyjoe posted 02/11/2009, 05:19
Compared to PSP this is a mega-success...
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DavidValbu posted 01/11/2009, 09:59
PSP version didn't release 1 year later, only six months later. The opening was far way better on DS version.
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jonop posted 01/11/2009, 11:37
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.
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reaver_x posted 31/10/2009, 03:15
well on the bright side. it did better than the PSP version..
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dontsee posted 27/10/2009, 05:52
so many ppl pirated this game, otherwise by this time it would be a million seller

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puffy posted 27/10/2009, 01:31
It'll be a million seller like it deserves.
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primogen18 posted 22/10/2009, 11:12
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.
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 15/10/2009, 04:52
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.
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Bagaren85 posted 14/10/2009, 08:31
The only GTA that never did 1M.

History. :(
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Arfen posted 09/10/2009, 10:55
Price drop!!! 17,90
buy it now or never!!
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spurgeonryan posted 09/10/2009, 04:23
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?
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jbee02 posted 09/10/2009, 05:05
This game is selling really well I don't see why people are saying this game was a sales flop
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Salnax posted 04/10/2009, 11:54
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.
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Wildvine53 posted 01/10/2009, 06:24
Wow I thought this game would have stalled at 300,000.......... I love this game, I can't believe it did so well
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spurgeonryan posted 29/09/2009, 08:59
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.
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spurgeonryan posted 11/09/2009, 12:43
I bet 1 mill. by X-mas. Although I have nothing to bet.
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TheConduit posted 02/09/2009, 05:34
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
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SmokedHostage posted 02/09/2009, 03:22
To be honest, I hate this game.
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gustave154 posted 29/08/2009, 11:25
Hope the psp version will boost sales since it will make ds owners more inclined to play the original game.
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bmmb1 posted 28/08/2009, 06:39
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.
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widescreen posted 22/08/2009, 05:10
i don't get it. the game is fun and the sales are slow.
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elmerion posted 21/08/2009, 07:41
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
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jbee02 posted 20/07/2009, 03:25
I bet this game will break the 1 million mark by Christmas time
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zzyoshiman posted 19/07/2009, 03:58
this is a great game that deserves more sales. ds owners should buy this game
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intro94 posted 17/07/2009, 10:44
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.
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Salnax posted 14/07/2009, 12:52
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.
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Sherlock99 posted 08/07/2009, 05:49
600k
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TheConduit posted 06/07/2009, 01:22
When I said PSP editions I meant other GTA games of the PSP and not the upcoming port of this game to the PSP.
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TheConduit posted 06/07/2009, 01:21
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
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SJGohan3972 posted 01/07/2009, 04:55
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?
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SaviorX posted 26/06/2009, 09:08
The week ending June 20th, it was the highest selling 3rd party DS game in Others.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 26/06/2009, 06:44
13K this week in others!!

i think it's over, the game has legs and it's going 1m soon! : )
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DavidValbu posted 26/06/2009, 12:18
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!
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megaman79 posted 25/06/2009, 06:58
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.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 24/06/2009, 07:30
kopstudent89, since Rockstar themselves just said it's not a flop... Well, it's not :)
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kopstudent89 posted 23/06/2009, 08:26
i hate the profit argument, i mean its GTA!! unless it shows great legs and breaks 2 million this year, yeah its a flop!
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st_muscat0 posted 23/06/2009, 11:00
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 :).
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megaman79 posted 23/06/2009, 06:05
vito, leave us alone
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SJGohan3972 posted 23/06/2009, 04:07
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
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scourge29 posted 22/06/2009, 10:21
they still made a profit off this game tho
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IxisNaugus posted 22/06/2009, 05:09
Just bought this game along with my new DSi system :)
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 22/06/2009, 01:10
the graphics are awesome to my eyes!
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vess13 posted 16/06/2009, 09:35
great game, I bring it everywhere when I have time.though cheating is so addicting :P
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scourge29 posted 14/06/2009, 07:55
i really like this game but just too much dialogue without voice acting
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spurgeonryan posted 11/06/2009, 03:46
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.
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 10/06/2009, 01:19
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
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.05m
Japan
0.58m
NA
0.56m
Europe
0.14m
Others
1.33m
Total
1 n/a 54,965 39,488 16,128 110,581
2 n/a 30,252 32,959 10,704 73,915
3 n/a 23,954 30,668 9,219 63,841
4 n/a 30,757 20,829 8,819 60,405
5 n/a 21,251 21,439 7,240 49,930
6 n/a 16,498 13,581 5,122 35,201
7 n/a 13,899 13,541 4,657 32,097
8 n/a 11,863 10,709 3,836 26,408
9 n/a 10,302 8,812 3,253 22,367
10 n/a 10,008 8,312 3,119 21,439

Opinion (347)

drake_tolu posted 17/05/2014, 02:35
Not bad 1,300,000 for one GTA for DS... i think if GTA coming in Home Console Nintendo will sold much. :(
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Venox2008 posted 23/11/2011, 05:16
great game, believe me or not, but I enjoyed this one more than GTA IV, which was boring to me..
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spurgeonryan posted 01/07/2011, 05:35
People are saying the PSP version sold better because the PSN was not counted. Come on Rockstar add this to the 3DS download today.
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Fededx posted 27/02/2011, 02:20
It's a great game, sales deserved!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/02/2011, 09:07
game was awesome, and for it's graphics limitation and big diffrence with best selling GTA games, it did good
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TheConduit posted 11/02/2011, 12:12
WOW over one million for the DS not bad
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