In a story I filed today for 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.