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GTA Chinatown Wars BOMBS (90,000 copies first month); hopefully headed to the iPhone?

04-17-2009, 09:00 AM
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GTA Chinatown Wars BOMBS (90,000 copies first month); hopefully headed to the iPhone?

NPD sales came out yesterday and it turns out that after all the hype Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars couldn't manage 90,000 copies in its first month out. Didn't even chart in the top 20, instead 800,000 decided to buy the latest Pokemon. As traditionally game sales are heavily front-loaded, this does not look well for the DS game.

BUT this hopefully could turn out to be a good thing for us, cause I'm sure Rockstar will be taking a look at Payback and Carjack Streets and see how they are doing, and eventually make a port! They will charge a lot more than 2.99 of course.

What do you think?
04-17-2009, 09:03 AM
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Maybe for the 4rth Gen iPod/iPhone....otherwise, I think it is wishful thinking

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04-17-2009, 09:30 AM
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Apple isn't gonna allow Rock Star's mature content, and Rock Star isn't going to conform to Apple's rules/guidelines for content. The only reason they made it for DS is cause Nintendo gave them the green light to exploit it's mature content.
04-17-2009, 11:11 AM
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When was Chinatown Wars released? Mid to late March right? It'll probably show better numbers for April's NPD sales.
04-17-2009, 11:36 AM
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Apple isn't gonna allow Rock Star's mature content, and Rock Star isn't going to conform to Apple's rules/guidelines for content. The only reason they made it for DS is cause Nintendo gave them the green light to exploit it's mature content.
I bet if Rockstar submitted it Apple would approve it based solely on the fact that Rockstar is a big, well known company.
04-17-2009, 11:38 AM
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I bet if Rockstar submitted it Apple would approve it based solely on the fact that Rockstar is a big, well known company.
Plus all the $$$$$$$ apple could be bringing in.
04-17-2009, 11:44 AM
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Plus all the $$$$$$$ apple could be bringing in.
Exactly.
04-17-2009, 11:50 AM
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When was Chinatown Wars released? Mid to late March right? It'll probably show better numbers for April's NPD sales.
It charted 3 weeks. Videogame sales are frontloaded, it isn't suddenly going to chart 250000 copies next NPD.
04-17-2009, 12:21 PM
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Perhaps it's the DS's demographic? Kids aren't going to be allowed to buy or play GTA for the most part.
04-17-2009, 12:24 PM
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I think there is little chance of this happening. After all, I would think Nintendo has the rights to the game.

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