By The Numbers: The Grand Theft Auto Series (GRAPHIC)

Attempting to heap praise on the Grand Theft Auto series makes me feel like some schmuck of an awards presenter, stepping over my own feet while I try and introduce Bob Hope to a room full of penguin suit-wearing Hollywood types.

16 years., millions upon millions of copies sold, plenty of controversy. Spanning three decades, the Grand Theft Auto series has been a staple for console and PC gamers the world over. Our CJ Miozzi breaks down the sales and reception facts in his latest By The Numbers graphic.

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7 Comments on By The Numbers: The Grand Theft Auto Series (GRAPHIC)


On September 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

1. Gta 1 was also on the playstation 1 and the gameboy colour

2. you forgot London 1961 which was for pc

3. London 1969 was also on playstation 1

4. Gta 2 was also on Dreamcast and the Game Boy Colour

5. Gta 3 and vice city were also on the Xbox

6. you forgot grand theft auto Advance

7.Liberty City Stories And Vice City Stories were both on the psp Before the Ps2

Next time do a little more research before making things like this. would be nice.


On September 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

As the PC is Out of this Picture it would seem on average basis that these scores would drop considerably as console players are stuck inside a console and can’t speak, they can’t complain as they are locked inside a safety box. these stats are meaningless and show nothing about how bad the game is, most people/critics are paid/told and aren’t willing to talk it down, It isn’t as great as its shown in these numbers. I replayed yesterday and it still doesn’t cut it with glitch’s in graphics and blinks throughout the game + the same mundane outlook in its game play with vehicles sprouting similar to the one you drive at the time popping up as drive, it shows that Rockskstar never created a new engine they just revamped it with the same mistakes set inside and placed new models any modder could done this if he had the time..


On September 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I returned my game back after I was unable to continue in the story mode. Today I found out it was a bug and that you have to backtrack in order to continue. Who the hell releases a game like this without testing. Ah well at least I have saints row to play now.


On September 20, 2013 at 3:40 am

I really wish rickshaw would stop trolling, it’s not interesting in the slightest. I’ve been playing GTA V on PS3 since Tuesday and haven’t encountered a single glitch. There have though been some claims of glitches on the Xbox version, but this little agenda rickshaw has (I refuse to address him directly as his word don’t warrant it) with throwing venom at console gamers is just embarrassing. We’re all gamers, it’s only the dregs of the fanbase who give a crap what format they’re playing it on as long as it works. Don’t blame us that Rockstar decided to follow the sales precedent from previous GTA games which have always been stronger on console than on PC, at least in terms of provable sales.

And the whole “the press gets paid to give it a good score” thing is tedious. Yes, there’s definitely been occasions where this has been the case (e.g. Gertsmanngate), and yes it’s also pretty obvious that there are times when outlets let their esteem for a series or its developer get in the way of objective analysis (e.g. ME3 ending debacle. But the fact they like a game you don’t is not in itself any form of evidence that they’re under the thumb. It could just mean that they haven’t encountered the same problems you have, or that because they got the game about a week or so before it went on sale that they’ve had longer to see everything it has to offer and therefore get a better view of what’s there. Unless you can back such claims up with something other than “well I didn’t think it was as good as they said it was, so one of us has to be wrong, and I didn’t receive any cheques from Rockstar” then it’s not an argument. In fact, I dare say it’s a ‘safety box’ as rickshaw described it, intended to shield himself from the possibility that maybe he’s the one who’s wrong about the game and the consensus – both from the press and from the consumer – might actually be right in this instance.

But as I already said before, I strongly suspect he’s a troll anyway so it’s all moot.


On September 20, 2013 at 6:13 am

Uh… these graphs man… I don’t get them.. !!! So many colors , numbers and lines everywhere !!! AAAAHHH!!!!

CJ Miozzi

On September 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm


“Data presented where available.”

It doesn’t take a genius to wiki what platforms these games released on — tha’ts not the point of the graphic. The point is to compare numbers — if there were no reliable numbers to be found, then they were not presented.


On September 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

you are only pointing at half a complete picture though with sales as for wiki don’t know but i have these and 1000′s other titles