San Andreas Outsells the Top 10

Having previously reported on the tremendous and literally record setting success of San Andreas in the UK, US sales numbers have finally seen the light of day.

An enthusiastic technology news article by Reuters reports that “October U.S. Games Sales [are] Up 35 Percent.” Data from the NPD Group points out that San Andreas moved a spectacular 2.1 million units in its first 5 days, generating over $100 million. In comparison to 2002’s game of the year Vice City, San Andreas brought 48% more profit and moved 45% more units.

Citing the same NPD Group source, Gamespot shines a very clear light on the success of San Andreas:

San Andreas keeps industry happy as month’s number one game from Rockstar outsells the rest of the top 10 combined.

– Curt Feldman, GameSpot

We are also told that Take-Two shipped 4.5-5m units worldwide on release date, 3m of which went to the U.S. market. With just 4 days, 2/3 of that was sold.