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Back to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Analysts were predicting that the game would have between 200,000 to 450,000 in sales in the first month. Instead the game only sold 89,000 copies [source]. Why? Well, the Nintendo DS (do I need to start calling it the Nintendo DSi now?) apparently is full of kids who’s parents won’t buy them the game and parents who won’t buy good games. Listen parents, you need to buy this game. I want there to be more adult mature high quality content on the Nintendo DS… i and if you won’t buy it as well, developers won’t think it’s a profitable idea.
Now I know what you’re saying, “I have kids and this is not a game for kids.” Who told you that? My guess it was someone who doesn’t like kids or families. Yup. What word goes hand and hand with “family” better than “mob”. Grand Theft Auto has always been mobbed with mob families. Family, family, family. Plus, no child has ever been hurt or harmed in a GTA game either (because there aren’t any in the games). You can’t say that for your Super Smash Bros. Brawl Melee Advanced Mega Jump II Hyper Advanced Turbos, can you? No. And you buy your kids that violent stuff.
So parents, do me and your kids a favor, but mainly me and buy this game. 2K Games took a very big gamble on created a more mature game for the Nintendo DSi that was both awesome and awesomer. And they should definitely be rewarded for it. Definitely.