Nintendo won't reveal what its sales expectations were for "Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars," but the company claims the game has a bright future. Read More...

In a story I filed today for MTVNews.com about the sales of "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars," A GameStop spokesman expressed a positive read on the performance of Rockstar's superbly-reviewed but seemingly low-selling game:

"'GTA: Chinatown Wars' is exceeding our expectations and illustrating the power of the franchise on a new platform," GameStop spokesman Chris Olivera said in an e-mail to MTV News. "We've seen a solid lift in sales of 'Chinatown Wars' following the launch of the DSi and believe that the product will continue to enjoy a long life at our stores as the buzz around the new handheld gaming experience continues to grow." Nintendo's DSi model of the DS platform was released a day after NPD's sales-tracking window for March.

For the rest of the story, which includes comments from Take-Two, readers of this site and older "GTA" talk from my interview with Nintendo of America" president Reggie Fils-Aime, check out MTVNews.com: 'Is 'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars' A Flop?

With the NPD group confirming that "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" sold an un-"GTA"-like 89,000 units between its March 17 launch and April 4, the question turns to gamers:

If you're a "GTA" fan who has purchased games like "Grand Theft Auto IV," but didn't buy "Chinatown Wars," why not?

The NPD group has released video game hardware and software sales figures for March 2009. In them, you'll spot good news for "Resident Evil 5," "Halo Wars" and "Pokemon," and the notable absence of the Nintendo DS' "Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars" and 2K Sports' PS3 version of its baseball franchise. Read More...

One top predicter of video game sales has pegged Rockstar's DS "Grand Theft Auto" for more than twice the sales of another analyest. Read More...

A mysterious tease for a new feature for "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" appears to refer to a new online game that connects to Rockstar's DS hit. Read More...

In the past 20 days, many people have taken measures that it seemed only the most hardcore players of "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" would ever consider. Read More...

Crazy fact for you: only 95 people have registered finding the "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" hidden lions, which means that, at most, only 95 people have played the game's two bonus missions. I won't spoil them, but here's how and why they're worth it: Read More...

According to the Rockstar Social Club website yesterday, I have become the 34th person on the planet to find the two Lions of Fo in "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars." This might be the first time I've been the 34th person to achieve anything in a video game. Is this what it feels like to have the thrill of a "first" comment? Or to be near the top of a leaderboard? Thankfully, this achievement was aided by me getting the game early, speeding my journey to finding these two hidden objects. But you can't take this away from me...

Reviews of Rockstar Games "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" are coming in -- even ones, unlike our review, that come with scores attached. Currently, the game is the best-reviewed title on its platform, with just 10 numerical scores tabulated so far by GameRankings.com. But what effect does having the love of the critics mean for a DS game? Read More...

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