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Alternative Names

グランド・セフト・オート:チャイナタウン・ウォーズ

Developer

Rockstar Leeds

Genre

Adventure

Other Versions

DS, PSN

Release Dates

10/20/09 Rockstar Games
03/11/10 CyberFront
10/23/09 Rockstar Games

Community Stats

Owners: 57
Favorite: 1
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 8
Now Playing: 2
 
7.9

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP) > Opinions (127)

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TrevDaRev posted 17/12/2013, 05:06
1 million.
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TrevDaRev posted 28/01/2012, 02:13
Will hit 1million late 2012 or early 2013.
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Machina posted 24/07/2011, 01:13
Did alright in the end, hadn't checked the sales since release.
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spurgeonryan posted 01/07/2011, 05:33
So should all systems! I want to know what there digital sales are.
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sepulnation1986 posted 19/04/2011, 07:41
yeah! sony should release the PSN sales for all games...! i'm interested in it!!!
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Boutros posted 18/04/2011, 02:09
@Mr Puggsly It perhaps already did with PSN sales.
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Mr Puggsly posted 12/04/2011, 09:03
Good legs. Could sell better than the DS version.
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VivaLaWiida posted 01/04/2011, 09:08
FINALLY a 2D GTA game again. I hate the 3D perspective
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spurgeonryan posted 22/12/2010, 07:23
Good point drake! cannot see what my comment was so i dont know what I said a year ago. But still for a Ds game it couldn't have cost much. your right thought the totally #d version is what everyone wants!
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-girgosz- posted 04/12/2010, 03:12
This could sell a million by the end of 2011.
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drakesfortune posted 08/04/2010, 03:30
Not to mention that the vast majority of the sales for both the DS version and this version are at $19.99 or less, and the previous PSP games sold a lot more at a much higher premium for a lot longer. So they made a lot more money on less sales on the first two PSP installments.
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drakesfortune posted 08/04/2010, 03:28
@spurge

I have no idea what it cost to make, neither do you. I'd bet you $50 it was MORE than the cost of either prior GTA game on PSP, since those essentially had the cities prebuilt and ready to go, and the engine is just a modified engine of the PS2 game. They saved a bundle going that route. Those games sold about 9 million combined, this one combined with the DS game will probably sell 3-4 million. Again, this game, the world, the fiction, all had to start from scratch. So this almost definitely cost more to make than the other PSP GTA's.

Further, it IS a disappointment. Rockstar has said they're very disappointed in the sales. Case closed. At the end of the day, they don't feel the effort they put in was worth the sales. That's the most important metric.
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aragod posted 06/04/2010, 08:07
This game is actually really good, I was rather impressed. Got it of EU PSN store sale for my PSP Go and I'm loving it. So much content in a portable game, minigames... you name it. Real sales are higher thanks to the untrackable PSN sales. Everyone should get this, really worth the money.
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MarshmallowMan posted 06/04/2010, 12:34
This is my favorite of all GTA games.
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spurgeonryan posted 05/04/2010, 12:12
Ok drakes, but how much did this 2d stinker cost to make? not anywhere near the price of the big 3d versions! And 1.5 million isnt thta bad

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Ghazi4 posted 02/04/2010, 04:58
@sbvgc2012 check the news even on this site (check the date of my post tho :P) then see if it was a disappointment
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Cold Light posted 24/03/2010, 11:56
So, it reached 400K + PSN sales. Not great numbers, but not a flop too ;)
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aavidbacon posted 17/03/2010, 03:07
@sbv, they must have told rockstar this is the shit.Cause this is the best GTA I've played in a while. Is 2d? F that,the story is great and the gameplay made me remind the best moments in Vice city. People, if you like great games, buy this one.
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sbvgc2012 posted 12/03/2010, 09:10
Rockstar has said that they were very disappointed in the sales of this game.And GTA fans also told them this game is a shit.
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Mr Puggsly posted 11/03/2010, 01:05
@ drakesfortune
Bear in mind this isn't the kind of GTA the masses want. Even if the reviews were great, it doesn't have a large appeal.

It they wanted big sales they should have made this into a game like Liberty City Stories.
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drakesfortune posted 05/03/2010, 05:19
Again, 1 million for a full release GTA game is TERRIBLE. It's a TERRIBLE number. Period. You don't have to listen to me, Rockstar has said that they were very disappointed in the sales of this game.
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primogen18 posted 03/03/2010, 09:26
this is about to hit 1 million on DS... how can you say people weren't interested in this game? Also, shouldn't this game be smashing the DS version, seeing as GTA is a known brand on playstation/PSP?
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Attoyou posted 02/03/2010, 12:03
@ primogen18 Samus Aran

why Would the Game Do Better after being Released on PSP MONTHS latter ??? people were not interested in this game on any Platform very Much.
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primogen18 posted 21/02/2010, 08:50
so called analysts and journalists ignore what they want to make a point, including how bad this seams to be doing on PSP compared to the DS. This along with every COD game and RE game on Wii are sales people love to shove under the carpet and throw dead space extraction sales in our faces, lol. sad and pathetic, but oh well. This game still rules.
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roccerfeller posted 15/02/2010, 11:14
Hey man, 350k for a game that opened with 12k is NOT horrid if you ask me.

Its pretty damn respectable, especially on a system plagued by pirates.
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hunter_alien posted 12/02/2010, 06:56
Yep it will
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Kinneas14 posted 05/02/2010, 02:31
I think it will have legs like every GTA game!
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Salnax posted 26/01/2010, 04:19
Look at these horrid numbers! The PSP is obviously not a friendly title for hardcore games. Look at how a causal game, LittleBigPlanet, outsold it. Despicable.
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Samus Aran posted 19/01/2010, 11:51

The problem is a lot of game journalists use this game as an example why Nintendo platforms suck for adult games. Totally ignoring how bad this sold on the PSP... Ignorant journalists these days.
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xbebop posted 18/01/2010, 01:24
So, the reason why this game flopped is because it was 2D, not because of the DS audience?
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mai posted 12/01/2010, 01:25
Hmm, interesting trends. This one peaked during holidays, which is understandable, since it had relatively recent release date, while DS version took off again after distant March release just recently.
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nomorehalo posted 09/01/2010, 07:54
Proof that a series can only sell so much on name alone; people who bought GTAIV want more GTA. This game just looks too off-putting. No mystery about it, good reviews or not.
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DrYon posted 08/01/2010, 11:24
Yet, is very far from the DS numbers. To everyone who bet the PSP version would easily pass the DS version sales, got owned.
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Buzzi posted 28/12/2009, 06:42
Well it's not a flop beacuse will reach 400+k, but were is the people calling the DS one "flop"?
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 28/12/2009, 03:46
Seems it is that fans just do not care about the top down prespective GTAs. Before everyone was blaming the DS ... there is no excuse anymore now that it is on PSP.

Take Two needs to stick to the post GTA3 view from now on.
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hanafuda posted 28/12/2009, 01:46
Week 9 the biggest yet.
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Munkeh111 posted 25/12/2009, 08:58
Hmmm... I suppose this isn't selling great because people just see it as inferior to VCS, which it hasn't disproven to me yet
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 25/12/2009, 08:20
Huh, suddenly it's not quite a flop anymore. That's pretty cool, it's a good game.
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NSS7 posted 24/12/2009, 05:44
Strange number especially others. This game is nowhere near flop. Will top half million
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hunter_alien posted 24/12/2009, 04:47
200k already... just watch and see how the PSPs legs will save this title
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-girgosz- posted 19/12/2009, 06:27
Wow! Others sales up!
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NeoMatrix posted 18/12/2009, 04:27
When this game will hit 1M, it won`t be bomba anymore.
Though, i wonder, if 500k sales already will be considered as respectable for this port.
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Ghazi4 posted 17/12/2009, 06:58
this game isnt selling that bad not counting psn numbers so its not a def flop :P
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jonop posted 17/12/2009, 06:56
cool others numbers are here.
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IxisNaugus posted 13/12/2009, 08:43
Wait... where are the others sales?
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Aj_habfan posted 11/12/2009, 12:08
Others sales???
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THATGUY posted 06/12/2009, 05:20
nice black friday boost, more than double the first week sales.
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 02/12/2009, 04:43
scourge... no offense, but that's completley untrue. the game flopped- even with the psn, so don't try and redeem it. just admit it
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Hisiru posted 01/12/2009, 11:28
@scourge29
errrm... how do you know?
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drakesfortune posted 27/11/2009, 10:15
@scourge, uh I think you're pretty mistaken about that. I think a lot of the GTA audience pirates, and I think PSP games have long slow legs, that end up paying off in the end, but I don't think the platform has any big blockbusters left in it outside of Japan. I think the platform is pretty much dead, which saddens me, because it's the best handheld out there.
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scourge29 posted 27/11/2009, 06:40
relax people and stfu, its selling pretty good on psn, people buy their games online for psp nowadays
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primogen18 posted 25/11/2009, 06:27
I see this getting a sequel and another exclusive game, while the DS gets nothing. I know this isn't exactly the same comparison, but Force Unleashed on Wii sold better then on PS3 and which system got the Sith edition?
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ShadowSoldier posted 23/11/2009, 04:36
Flop. No excuse just Flop. Next time R* do a PSP game in the same vein as LCS
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Ghazi4 posted 20/11/2009, 10:51
uhh im guessing this game was for bonus wages?? lol
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Salnax posted 20/11/2009, 12:39
"Let's put GTA: GW on the PSP! DS owners only buy kiddy casual games! PSP owners might actually buy an M rated game. Besides, its Grand Theft Auto. How can it not do well?"

This is pathetic
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scourge29 posted 18/11/2009, 10:01
no no, this is like the most top sold game curently on psn, dont forget games on demand are on the psp now
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coonana posted 17/11/2009, 09:11
Well this proves its just the over the head and the art style that threw off less informed consumers. The DS can have such M-Rated content and sell well.

Maybe they can make a sequal for the DS and change the artstyle so GTA fans can accept it more. I am fine with the style myself and love the game, but I want more GTA games on the DS and that can only happen with better guarantee for Rockstar.
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elmerion posted 16/11/2009, 02:58
@TrevDaRev so you are admiting psp owners are graphical whores who cant buy a game even when highly rated just because it has "bad graphics" (which arent bad at all anyway..)
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shuckille posted 14/11/2009, 04:34
maybe ppl went for the digital copy on psn other than that the retail edition bombed
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NeoGohan posted 13/11/2009, 07:24
WOW
it bombed really hard
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DrYon posted 13/11/2009, 03:49
TrevDaRev, you're just saying this because Chinatown bombed on PSP. If if sold better on it, everyone would say "Nintendo can't have GTA, DS is for kids" and cliche bullshit from Sony fanboys.
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TrevDaRev posted 13/11/2009, 01:40
Well of course it sold better on the DS. DS owners have no other choice if they want to play a GTA game, but with the PSP you have 2 other choices & When you compare the graphic on this to LCS & VCS of course you're going to pick one of them over this. Even though this is a good game.
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bazmeistergen posted 13/11/2009, 06:57
Pastro you ought to check out this excellent games reviews and reconsider your opinion.
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ArkZero posted 13/11/2009, 04:06
LOL at sales
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reaver_x posted 13/11/2009, 04:00
this proves its impossible to sell any game when the platform is residing in pirate land
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elzumo posted 13/11/2009, 03:08
No Euro sales...
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pastro243 posted 12/11/2009, 03:15
expected when you port a game like that. What would a NMH ps3 version sell if ported from the wii? few copies, you can get much more better games.
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Sapphire posted 08/11/2009, 07:46
bombed hard
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chris_wing posted 07/11/2009, 10:30
And the DS is closing in on a Million sales of this game. Was the port cost worth it Rock Star, or should you have had faith in the DS?
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drakesfortune posted 07/11/2009, 05:58
Wow, and I thought the DS version flopped.
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marcianito posted 07/11/2009, 05:06
so the DS version flop?
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Hammertime posted 06/11/2009, 11:03
laughable sales, outside of Japan the PSP is no longer a games machine.
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Bagaren85 posted 06/11/2009, 06:44
Holy crap! :(
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NSS7 posted 06/11/2009, 06:42
Come on Rockstar. We want GTA:SA PSP. That game for sure will sell more than 5 million.
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-girgosz- posted 06/11/2009, 02:19
Outsold by Call of Duty: Roads to Victory this week. Ouch!
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jonop posted 06/11/2009, 02:02
are eu numbers not tracked because they are so small, or for some other reason?
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ArcticGabe posted 06/11/2009, 12:56
BUY THIS GAME, you can actually see you are making a difference....
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ArcticGabe posted 06/11/2009, 12:55
OMG what a flop, I wonder what the publisher would react when they saw the numbers.

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teknohick posted 05/11/2009, 11:43
given the abysmal numbers we do have reguarding PSN sales, for some major franchises... really??? @_____@

i mean,... you never know... but... seriously? lol
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Paul posted 05/11/2009, 04:45
I saw a commercial for this tonight on spike. Funny that I never saw it advertised for the DS at all. PSP software is really terrible outside of Japan.
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Hisiru posted 05/11/2009, 04:18
Someone told me that it sold 1,000 on psn but I will need to search for a source.
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TrevDaRev posted 04/11/2009, 06:59
Would be nice to see how many it sold over PSN.
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Rawnchie14 posted 04/11/2009, 05:01
Well... Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't VGChartz not track PSN downloads? Not to bust everyone's "Nuclear bomb" fun.

But in all honesty... who would get the UMD version?
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-Z- posted 04/11/2009, 03:49
Actually, I really enjoyed this game on the DS. I don't know why it didn't sell well on that system. The PSP situation is tough, partly because of all the great games coming out this holiday season (everyone I know is playing Uncharted 2). I'm going to stay positive and hope this game's sales pick up by word of mouth. I plan on playing it soon.
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intro94 posted 03/11/2009, 01:38
sorry.i love the game.but im glad in a way...analysts asumed the ds"Only" sold 70k first week because DS owners Should be kiddy.And psp owners mature.I asumed this game wouldnt sell ANY better on the PSP.is not the market, is the game.is good,but its misleading design was the issue. DS bombed?this is a Nuclear bomb.
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-ku- posted 02/11/2009, 09:10
Maybe nobody wants to play as an asian?

Because you have Yakuza 4 for that which would make more sense?
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 02/11/2009, 03:19
While I feel bad for Rockstar, I really had a blast reading these comments after everyone said the DS version was a flop.
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jefforange89 posted 02/11/2009, 12:37
Ha, and people used this game as proof that the DS doesn't sell 'hardcore' games. What of the PSP, then?
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oni-link posted 02/11/2009, 07:33
Major bomb indeed!!! Shows that it's really hard to sell quality software on PSP. This game HAD major advertising out the wazooo and it still bombed!
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drakesfortune posted 02/11/2009, 06:19
Wow, major bomb.
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Boneitis posted 02/11/2009, 03:10
Clearly a 3rd person GTA is more appealing than this retro style gameplay.

They should put this game on Xbox Live Arcade. I bet it'll sell there.
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indodude posted 01/11/2009, 08:51
The sales of this game saddens me. Chinatown Wars is incredibly fun.
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zzyoshiman posted 01/11/2009, 02:59
@hisiru
that was only one game
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jonnhytesta posted 01/11/2009, 02:28
nothing sells on psp.too much piracy
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Hisiru posted 01/11/2009, 01:03
@cEED
That's because they're fanboys, if the psp version flopped, the DS version will flop even selling 10 million (they will compare with games like new super mario bros that sold almost 20 million).
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cEED posted 01/11/2009, 12:48
Why does everybody say the DS-version flopped ? It didn't flop !
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 01/11/2009, 03:42
That makes two times this game flopped.
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Monteblanco posted 31/10/2009, 10:12
I believe many people dislike the top to down camera in this game. That's very unfortunate as I believe it fits the game better than the camera in other PSP GTA titles.
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reaver_x posted 31/10/2009, 03:14
wow this did worse than DS version. Looks like that PSP GO is wreaking the sales of this game
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haxxiy posted 31/10/2009, 12:30
... ....
I'm at a loss for words.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.03m
Japan
0.28m
NA
0.50m
Europe
0.27m
Others
1.08m
Total
1 n/a 9,159 8,305 6,088 23,552
2 n/a 4,917 10,428 6,483 21,828
3 n/a 5,135 7,718 5,062 17,915
4 n/a 6,295 7,255 5,018 18,568
5 n/a 6,741 10,123 6,641 23,505
6 n/a 12,986 11,003 8,217 32,206
7 n/a 8,016 14,290 9,110 31,416
8 n/a 9,738 18,557 11,710 40,005
9 n/a 13,261 21,069 13,685 48,015
10 n/a 16,933 23,282 15,524 55,739

Opinion (127)

TrevDaRev posted 17/12/2013, 05:06
1 million.
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TrevDaRev posted 28/01/2012, 02:13
Will hit 1million late 2012 or early 2013.
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Machina posted 24/07/2011, 01:13
Did alright in the end, hadn't checked the sales since release.
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spurgeonryan posted 01/07/2011, 05:33
So should all systems! I want to know what there digital sales are.
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sepulnation1986 posted 19/04/2011, 07:41
yeah! sony should release the PSN sales for all games...! i'm interested in it!!!
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Boutros posted 18/04/2011, 02:09
@Mr Puggsly It perhaps already did with PSN sales.
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