Grand Theft Auto IV screenshot
Grand Theft Auto IV screenshot

Sales of Grand Theft Auto 4 have surged in the run up to GTA 5's release, according to UK retailer Asda.

"GTA 4 has been flying off the shelves in anticipation," Asda's head of video games Craig Thirkell told MCV, in an article discussing the game's imminent release. "[GTA 5] marks the first of our midnight launches for 2013. We have a few surprises up our sleeves to keep our customers happy on the night."

GTA 4 launched over five years ago back in April 2008, but has sold consistently well since its release.

The game has sold over 25 million units worldwide, and regularly features in the top 10 most played charts on Xbox LIVE. It also earned a place at no.23 in this week's charts, with DLC follow-up Grand Theft Auto 4: Episodes From Liberty City placing at no.26.

GTA 5 launches next Tuesday, September 17 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is expected to outperform its predecessor during its launch week, with sales thought to break opening week records.


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Surprised that there are PS3 versions selling as the game is £5 on PSN at the moment here and the complete version is £6.49 here
Posted 21:17 on 14 September 2013
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I'm rather surprised Sleeping Dogs hasn't seen a similar surge... played through the DLC earlier today, and was reminded how surprisingly awesome it was.
Posted 19:54 on 14 September 2013
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Funny because I'm working the midnight launch for Asda, and I dont have a clue what the surprise is.
Posted 20:57 on 12 September 2013
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Rojoco@ Clockpunk

Why burn yourself out on IV just a week before V? You'll be sick of GTA before long. Call me mad but I've been giving city based open-world games (looking at you Saints Row) a wide berth for months now due to fear of it diluting my enjoyment of GTAV.
Posted 18:34 on 12 September 2013
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I bought anither copy a couple of months back in anticipation... only an hour in, so must get cracking this weekend! ^_^
Posted 16:38 on 12 September 2013

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Release Date: 21/11/2008
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
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Rating: BBFC 18
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