Grand Theft Auto IV Boosts Game Sales To 47 Percent

Posted by on May 18, 2008 in News |

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. sales of video game hardware and software rose 47 percent from a year earlier, as Take-Two Interactive Software Inc’s "Grand Theft Auto 4" and Nintendo Co Ltd’s Wii console stole the show.

The popularity of "Grand Theft Auto 4," however, failed to boost sales of Microsoft Corp’s Xbox 360 and Sony Corp’s PlayStation 3, which both saw unit shipments fall sharply from the previous month.

While it’s quite a feat, it’s notable that it still isn’t the system seller that Sony is looking for. To be fair, it did nothing for Microsoft’s hardware figures either.