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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was a huge loss for the Nintendo DS franchise as well as its own creators. The reason; not many gangsters own the cutesy, tiny, Nintendo DS. Analysts predicted that the new Grand Theft Auto action game only available for the Nintendo DS would sell anywhere between 200,000 to 400,000 copies at least within its first week. 89,000 copies sold so far and the game was released over a month ago.
Face it Nintendo, not all the hardcore gamers own or want to own a Nintendo DS. The gaming computer is so much faster, the graphics are a lot better, the sound is a lot better, and the action is a lot more intense on a computer screen than a 4 x 2 inch Nintendo DS screen. At least think of the gaming audience first before predicting that G.T.A., already being a huge franchise on gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, will sell big numbers on portable gaming platforms. Is it too late now to run a global online survey to gather information on gamers regarding their age, the videogame systems that they own, and how many of them will buy Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS? The survey says, 89,000 gamers will select the Nintendo DS platform whereas the rest of the gaming world, more than 100 million gamers worldwide, will select the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or computer platforms.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars did get a high score, a 94% review out of 100%, and there's nothing wrong with the game. It's flawless! The reason why this game didn't sell as much as copies in its first week like how analysts' predicted is because there isn't a big G.T.A. audience on the Nintendo DS. This audience is with the Xbox 360, the computer, and the Playstation 3.
Who's bright idea was it to create a Grand Theft Auto game for a gaming platform played by an audience between the ages of 5 and 12? Nintendo DS gamers play super mario games and the adult gamers play G.T.A. It's not like parents are going to buy this game for their 5 year old anyway. Guns and violence on a gaming platform played by 5 year olds? Think people! Think! And the survey says only 89,000 Nintendo DS copies of the new Grand Theft Auto game were sold.