|Grand Theft Auto IV
|Oct 30, 2008
|8,390 yen (tax included)
|CAPCOM CO., LTD.
|(C)2009 Rockstar Games, Inc.
|The work sold 3.6 million titles on the day of release alone and as many as 6 million copies within a week since its release. The work was awarded the prize for its overwhelming support including certification by the Guinness Book of Records as the all-time highest sales amongst the entire entertainment industry.
|“Grand Theft Auto IV” (hereafter GTA IV) is an innovative videogame pointing to the future of the entertainment software industry and is a work far surpassing existing major entertainment genres including movies both in topicality and sales results.
GTA IV was released on April 29, 2008 and sold 3.6 million titles only on the day of release. The sales in the first week reached as many as 6 million copies or 500 million dollars (approx. 52.5 billion yen). The total sales is certified by the Guinness Book of Records as breaking the all-time high record amongst all entertainment works including movies, music and literature. The long-awaited Japanese version was released by CAPCOM Co., Ltd. on Oct. 30, 2008 for Xbox360TM and PlayStation3TM to captivate Japanese fans.
GTA IV incorporates interaction with society and emotional elements which cannot be experienced in other games engrossing its players.
This work, which will provide quite innovative online play including multiple DLC episodes which are also to be delivered in Japan in the future, defines the next generation of action videogames and is the pinnacle piece of over 10 years of development of the series of Rockstar North.
|“On behalf of Rockstar, we would like to thank the selection committee for honoring us with the CESA Global Award (Foreign Product) for Grand Theft Auto IV.
Grand Theft Auto IV was a labor of love for hundreds of people across several countries and over many years, and we could not have achieved such outstanding success without the support and appreciation of our fans worldwide.”