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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Thursday, 01 May 2008

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The UK loves it up some GTA IV as proven by the sales records the game stole and has been seen drunkenly driving around the country with the top down and the bass up taunting its enemies and shooting into the air. It has also been reported that there may have been a prostitute in the car but those reports have yet to be verified since the alleged prostitute's head was below the dashboard...

ELSPA, the Entertainment Leisure Software Publishers’ Association, today reports that day one sales of Rockstar Games’ hugely anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have comfortably eclipsed the previous record set by GTA: San Andreas in 2004. Tuesday 29th April sell through for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 reached 609,000 units - comfortably beating the previous record: GTA: San Andreas for PS2, which sold 501,000 units on Friday 29th October, 2004.

“The scale of GTA’s day one sales are phenomenal and reflect a vibrant market which continues to grow. Gamers are from all age groups and demographics with estimates putting the total number of people in the UK who enjoy games at over 20 million,” said ELSPA managing director, Mike Rawlinson.

All-time No1
Initial Day 1 GTA: San Andreas PS2 was Friday 29th October, 2004 at 501K units.

GTA IV combined PS3/360 (All formats record)
Initial Day 1 sales are estimated at 609K units for Tuesday 29th April which is a new record.

Xbox 360
Microsoft's Halo 3 launched on Wed 26th Sep07 and the day 1 sales were 266K units.

The new 24 hour record is GTA IV which on initial estimates recorded 335K units on Day 1, Tuesday 29th April.

The previous record has been well and truly eclipsed. This was set recently by Sony's Gran Turismo 5: Prologue launched on Friday 28th March with Day 1 sales of 80K.

The new 24 hour record is GTA IV which on initial estimates recorded 274K units on Day 1, Tuesday 29th April.

Reports are now coming in that GTA IV has been quoted as saying 'ha! Take that you beyotches!' before running over San Andreas-based pedestrian Master Chief Thompson while racing another vehicle. 

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