Take Two's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP), -5.76 DKP (-3.51%), continues to decline following weaker sales. The game sold only 156,600 copies in December following a weaker than expected opening month of just 125,500 copies sold in November. To compare, the previous game, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, sold 238,500 copies in November 2005 and 401,000 copies in December 2005. This is a year-over-year decline of 47.4% for November and 60.9% for December.
The stock has plummeted from 282.97 DKP (forecasts 2.83 million copies sold worldwide over lifetime) on December 24, 2006 to 164.00 DKP (forecasts 1.64 million copies sold worldwide over lifetime) as of the close yesterday, a 42% decline. Reviews have recognized Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories as a great game but criticized the fact that the game is more of the same. Gamers have even called Vice City Stories a "clone" of the previous game.