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San Andreas is North America's third best selling game since 1995

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 07:47 AM MDT | By Neil
Statistic tracking firm NPD has revealed a list of the top ten video games sold in North America since it began recording data back in 1995. According to the firm, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the third biggest seller in that time.

In the data provided to Industry Gamers, San Andreas is the only Grand Theft Auto title ranked in the top ten. Wii Play and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock managed to beat it to the higher spots.

It's interesting that Grand Theft Auto IV doesn't make an appearance in the list, despite recording extremely impressive early sales. It looks like the game lost a significant amount of momentum following its huge launch and the incredible success of Nintendo's Wii games can't have helped either.
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JCMercenary
If you can't wear a spandex jumpsuit...

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Hmm, a story about GTA getting high sales. What else is new :P
01-20-2010 04:01 PM
BLAQCAPONE
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the majority of people already own IV so of course the sales will drop! you think people are going to by 10 more copies? lol
01-20-2010 06:32 PM
chrisandy
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"the majority of people already own IV so of course the sales will drop! you think people are going to by 10 more copies? lol"

LOL and the people that bought San Andreas bought it about 12x, right? LOL.
01-20-2010 06:35 PM
BLAQCAPONE
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not really SA had about 20mil sold at the time of its release IV had 250mil plus you can buy SA off of live do the math >_>
01-20-2010 07:10 PM
Nite
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not surprised that SA is near the top I put at least 600 hours into that game with all the SAMP I been doing at the time.
01-20-2010 10:53 PM
JCMercenary
If you can't wear a spandex jumpsuit...

Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 337
@BLAQCAPONE

GTA IV hasn't sold 250 million... In fact I don't think any game has sold nearly that many copies...ever...
01-20-2010 11:15 PM
scaz
scaz was here :)

Registered: Apr 2008
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no gta IV aint sold as much because ps3 and pc gamers are going like this "well if we aint gonna have EFLC then i wont have gta IV" besides gta san an has more to offer and more variety than IV
01-21-2010 04:58 AM
LoneStarGamer
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That's because GTA San Andreas was the best GTA game ever!
01-21-2010 01:47 PM
Nite
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Registered: Jul 2005
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GTA4 didn't sell as many copies cause it was buggy at the start during launch, and the patches that came out were too late to fix it, and thats what killed the potential interest in the game, not to mention it needs a good performing system to run. the multiplayer servers proves that cause thier is hardly any active :(

GTASA was a bigger hit because it was easier on computers and alot less buggy.

[ post edited 01-21-2010 06:46 PM by Nite ]
01-21-2010 05:54 PM
Ænemy
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I do prefer SA over any other GTA.
01-21-2010 07:15 PM
 

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