Within one week of GTA IV's debut in Japan, consumers have purchased over 133,000 copies of the game for the PlayStation 3 alone. With GTA IV for PS3 settling into #1 on the software chart. The XBox 360 version also sold an impressive 34,000, and nestled into spot #7.
Another greatly anticipated game that was recently released, LittleBigPlanet, sold 52,000 PlayStation 3 units. LittleBigPlanet fell just a little below GTA, but the hype from April was still running strong and finally boiled over on October 31st when GTA IV was released. This was seen when the Japanese gaming bible Famitsu awarded GTA IV a 39/40, and LittleBigPlanet a 38.