Bioshocks Reach 7 Million, GTAIV Hits 15 Million Worldwide
Well, Take-Two's financial numbers are in and both of the aforementioned titles have performed admirably. The original Bioshock has now reached the 4 million sold mark and the sequel, released just last month, has already shipped 3 million copies worldwide. These are fantastic sales totals and should hopefully result in a third entry in the popular and critically acclaimed franchise, where Little Sisters and Big Daddies will once again converge (or maybe they'll go for a whole new environment and story; who knows?). It was also announced that Grand Theft Auto IV has hit an absolutely mammoth number: 15 million sold since its release in 2008! Many gamers are split on GTAIV, seeing as how it's a definite departure from previous iterations, but the bottom line is that it remains an elite title. Some didn't like the realistic additions and they missed the historic settings of the past, but at the same time, others really embraced the new look. Either way, 15 million sold is just downright nuts...now where's GTAV?
Well, the chances of GTA ever being exclusive again are less than zero. You can't really achieve 15 million sales if it's exclusive to one platform, regardless of how good it is. No, Take-Two wants the money and they need the biggest audience possible. That won't include the Wii, of course, but then again, it really can't.
3/4/2010 10:42:10 AM Ben Dutka