Report: GTA V Had The Best Launch Of Any Grand Theft Auto Game In Japan

by Kyle Hilliard on Oct 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

We've been joyriding through Los Santos for more than a month, but Japan only got its localized version last week, and it performed well.

The Grand Theft Auto series does not command the same popularity in Japan as it does in North America, but it still posted some respectable numbers. According to a report form Siliconera, on PlayStation 3, the game sold 360,115 copies and on Xbox 360 the game sold 26,612 copies in its first week on the shelves. This makes GTA V the best debut Grand Theft Auto has ever had in Japan.

[Source: Siliconera]


Our Take
It's always interesting to see how our most popular games fare in other parts in the world. Grand Theft Auto has always been a series that prides itself on the lampooning of American culture, so it's not too surprising that it does not resonate with Japanese players in the same way as it does with North American players.