"We knew Grand Theft Auto IV would break new ground in terms of the player’s experience, with its compelling story line, extraordinary gameplay and action that ranges over a broad urban canvas. Now, it has broken sales and rating records as well. Grand Theft Auto IV’s first week performance represents the largest launch in the history of interactive entertainment, and we believe these retail sales levels surpass any movie or music launch to date," said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two.
As of now, Grand Theft Auto IV holds the records for both all-time entertainment for day one and week one sales by dollar value.
The developer claims that the patch will prevent Gamespy’s servers from being overloaded and that players will be prompted to install it when starting the game.