Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshot
Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshot

GTA 5 has gotten off to a pretty good start in Japan, shifting almost 400,000 copies during its opening week, according to Media Create sales data.

The Rockstar blockbuster sold 360,115 copies on PS3 and a further 26,612 copies on Xbox 360. This was a major improvement over the 165,000 copies GTA 4 managed to shift at its Japanese launch in November 2008.

Sadly for Rockstar and Take-Two, though, the figures were nowhere near enough to claim the No.1 spot where Pokemon X and Y cleaned up with a combined 1.87 million copies sold.

Hardware sales were dominated by the 3DS, with sales up by around 90,000 units to 213,570 thanks to Pokemon fever. PS Vita also bounced back from 3,538 units to 60,166 units as a result of the new PS Vita hitting stores.

Wii U continues to struggle, however, moving only 3,276 units.

Source: NeoGAF

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"26,612 copies on Xbox 360." I knew xbox was not well received in japan but damn that is quite bad. I think what does not help is the yen is doing bad so most people can most likely only afford 1 game, seeing as Pokemon is a big deal in japan it is obvious there will be more interest in the Pokemon games over GTA.
Posted 18:32 on 16 October 2013

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