News

GTA IV boosts UK retail sales

Rockstar raise the economy

The Wall Street Journal this week reveal that the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV actually gave the UK economy a welcome boost last month, helping the the Bank of England battle the world's present economic woes.

Retail sales were apparently expected to fall by as much as 0.5% last month, but the actual figure was only 0.2%, Grand Theft Auto IV's epic launch taking the credit for a sales activity spike.

Sales were still up 4.2% for April, from 2007, although March's activity was up 4.7% year-on-year, showing that there is still a decline underway.

Can GTA IV save the country for the month of May, too? We'll keep you posted.

PS4 Review
The Evil Within
Can Shinji Mikami's twisted new world revive the fortunes of triple-A survival horror?