“GTA IV” sales strong despite criticism
Mothers Against Drunk Driving and vocal video game critics have come out against the game, but sales and critical reviews for “Grand Theft Auto IV” are both through the roof.
The mature-rated game allows gamers to take the role of Niko Bellic, an eastern European lured toLiberty
City by the promises of his cousin. In one sequence, the character can choose to drive while intoxicated, which makes it much more difficult to control the car.
“Drunk driving is not a game, and it is not a joke,” MADD said in a statement released Tuesday to the Associated Press. “Drunk driving is a choice, a violent crime and it is also 100 percent preventable.”
Meanwhile, critics are praising the graphics and depth of the game.
““I would rather have fewer video games throughout the year, and more games like this,” G4’s Adam Sessler said in his “Soapbox” segment on the network.
Reuters UK is reporting that “Grand Theft Auto IV” broke single-day sales records in Great Britain, with sales of 609,000 copies.
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