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Molyneux not impressed with GTA V sales

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Molyneux's on the other side of the horse

Grand Theft Auto V has by now, probably already made over $1 billion in sales. On its launch day, it managed over $800 million. That’s pretty damned impressive, if you ask me.  If you were to ask Peter Molyneux though, he wouldn’t be quite as chuffed.

“The newly released Grand Theft Auto V is a game that’s everywhere, you can hardly avoid it. It will achieve around $1 billion in revenue on consoles in just one month,” Molyneux  said at a conference on innovation in mobile gaming, after noting the sand-box game’s immense popularity.

“Sounds impressive doesn’t it?” Molynuex asked rhetorically. “No. That’s not impressive,” he continued, saying that there are mobile games that are raking in “between $3 million and $5 million a day.”

“That is impressive,” Molynuex concluded.

While he is right in that there are casual, mobile and free-to-play (but expensive to do well at) games all over the place making a ludicrous amount of money; but has Peter made a game that’s taken over the entire gaming industry, ever? Has he even made any mobile games that achieve those sort of figures?

Besides that, the mobile gaming money-pit is a bubble that will eventually pop, if it isn’t happening already.

Last Updated: September 20, 2013

81 Comments

  1. Rincemetimbers

    September 20, 2013 at 12:02

    And not a fuck was given. Peter, get back in your box, of have you not clicked enough tiles to get back in?

    Reply

    • Spathi

      September 20, 2013 at 12:08

      Bwahahahahahahah! Now I’m that weird guy that laughs at his PC screen while supposedly working.

      Reply

      • Rincemetimbers

        September 20, 2013 at 12:44

        We all started there 😉

        Reply

    • That Tall Twit

      September 20, 2013 at 12:21

      Fuck given level: Seagull

      Reply

      • Rincemetimbers

        September 20, 2013 at 12:44

        That pic was EPIC man 🙂 Still laughing

        Reply

    • korval

      September 24, 2013 at 23:04

      You write this on a mostly PC gaming system. Admit it, you use you’re computer more for playing games.

      PC MASTER RACE! o/

      Reply

  2. JHN

    September 20, 2013 at 12:02

    This douche and cliffy B must go find an island somewhere and just stay on it.

    Reply

    • Johnbacca

      September 20, 2013 at 12:16

      I vote for Dead Island

      Reply

      • SaintsRowMurray

        September 20, 2013 at 12:21

        As founder of the “Be Kind to the Undead:” I object!

        Reply

        • Johnbacca

          September 20, 2013 at 12:30

          Be Kind to the Undead? Did you watch that Warm Bodies crap?

          Reply

          • SaintsRowMurray

            September 20, 2013 at 13:33

            Hey, I liked Warm Bodies!

  3. hairyknees

    September 20, 2013 at 12:03

    Hipster Molyneux strikes again!

    Reply

  4. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 20, 2013 at 12:04

    Molyneux needs to STFU… Those are two totally different markets!

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    • ToshZA

      September 20, 2013 at 12:05

      Plus the one looks great, feels great, plays great, makes people happy, and delivers on its promises.

      The other are just a bunch of time wasting money machines.

      As a gamer, which would you pick? Yeah.

      Reply

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        September 20, 2013 at 12:08

        PC… Every single time… PC wins!

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          September 20, 2013 at 12:18

          GTA isn’t out on PC. Yet.

          Soon. :3

          Reply

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            September 20, 2013 at 12:19

            Well I hope soon at least… Till then I will keep myself busy with Watch Dogs I think…

          • Kyou

            September 21, 2013 at 09:26

            MAN, ARE YOU PART OF THE PC MASTER RACE!? I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE MASTER RACE MAN!!

          • Johnbacca

            September 20, 2013 at 12:31

            Soon!
            Saints is really not cutting it for me.

  5. CypherGate

    September 20, 2013 at 12:09

    Peter needs to take a step back and sit in the corner cause so far there is nothing good that he has ever brought to the table in a LONG time. I think he should spend more time trying to make a seriously good game instead of commenting on other peoples real hard work and successes. Mobile games makes loads of money fair enough, but thats from in-app purchases that costs a load of cash so those games have recurring income if you can call it that. Im sure if GTA5 had to do in-app purchases that it would have made a ton more cash than what it has so far. All in all GTA5 did a seriously great job in raking in that much cash with a once off purchase apart from some form of recurring income.

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    • r1g0

      September 21, 2013 at 07:49

      Godus looks fun

      Reply

  6. Johnbacca

    September 20, 2013 at 12:10

    Who buys mobile games?

    Reply

    • CypherGate

      September 20, 2013 at 12:10

      Uhmmmmmmm casual gamers?

      Reply

      • Johnbacca

        September 20, 2013 at 12:11

        The only reason why I get a mobile game is because I’m bored and because it’s free. I won’t actually pay for it.

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        • CypherGate

          September 20, 2013 at 12:14

          lol i know what you mean. I have Asphalt 8 on my phone, but played like 30secs of it then never again. The only thing my mobile games do is take up space on my phone and basically looks nice when scrolling through the app drawer.

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          • Johnbacca

            September 20, 2013 at 12:16

            Exactly.

          • boet

            September 20, 2013 at 13:24

            Get rayman jungle run for your phone. 90% of my gaming time on my phone is on this game alone.

  7. HvR

    September 20, 2013 at 12:12

    Moly is sour puss because nobody wants to touch his box.

    Reply

  8. CrasH

    September 20, 2013 at 12:12

    Seems that Peter is now in the same boat as the one hit wonder songs that only get played at reunions and weddings where the cousin’s, uncles’s, dog groomer’s brother twice removed is the DJ.

    They old and cheesy and can only really be liked once a mass amount of alcohol is consumed and by the next morning, is totally forgotten till the next ill planned event.

    Reply

  9. Mark Treloar

    September 20, 2013 at 12:12

    he would say that since his new creation is aimed at the mobile market with in game purchases

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  10. HvR

    September 20, 2013 at 12:17

    Mobile gaming industry makes it money of addicts.

    I do not know who is the bigger dumb-ass Moly or the bloody interviewer who asked for his opinion.

    Reply

  11. That Tall Twit

    September 20, 2013 at 12:18

    LOL @ Header mouse-over text.

    Reply

  12. SaintsRowMurray

    September 20, 2013 at 12:19

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I just HATE Peter Molyneux! HATE!!!!!THE!!!!!!!!!!FUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can he (and the press) not just see him as the bloody has-been he has become??? I got news for you. Fable (All its iterations) SUCKED. Donkey Balls!
    Anything else he’s done, sucked. GTA did GOOD! Just fucking deal with your failures and shut up!

    Reply

    • That Tall Twit

      September 20, 2013 at 12:23

      I would comment that this is a family site, but I swore in one of my comments in regards to this article. So have an upvote instead.

      Reply

      • SaintsRowMurray

        September 20, 2013 at 12:25

        I told a guy yesterday to rather say lovemaking than fuck, but Peter Molyneux just brings it out in me…

        Reply

        • CrasH

          September 20, 2013 at 12:46

          lovemaking and F is not the same thing… if you were looking for a lighter word, maybe consider shagging or codice.

          Reply

          • SaintsRowMurray

            September 20, 2013 at 13:32

            I’ll go tell Terry Pratchett that

        • HvR

          September 20, 2013 at 14:13

          Lovemake the lovemaking lovemakers…. no doesn’t work.

          Reply

      • Rincemetimbers

        September 20, 2013 at 12:55

        Your upvote is a lie…

        Reply

    • ToshZA

      September 20, 2013 at 12:23

      Bullfrog disagrees with you there. Ah, back when Peter Peter Word Eater actually was involved in great games. How long have Bullfrog been under for? Yeah.

      Also, has anyone thought that Mr Molyold (seewutididthar?) might only have the quality left in him for mobile? Like, he could no longer do any better. Ever.

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      • SaintsRowMurray

        September 20, 2013 at 12:24

        Meh.. I should have said after Bullfrog. You are right.

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      • HvR

        September 20, 2013 at 12:26

        But he was the guy responsible for Bullfrog being acquired by EA and Lionhead by MS.

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          September 20, 2013 at 12:27

          That was the start of his fall. An exponential one. We should’ve seen that as a sign.

          Reply

    • JHN

      September 20, 2013 at 12:27

      He is just not relevant anymore

      Reply

  13. Matthew Holliday

    September 20, 2013 at 12:23

    Molyneux needs more kittens
    and dubstep

    i found this tasty video for him

    Reply

  14. Jonah Cash

    September 20, 2013 at 12:24

    Hahahahaha….. I dedicate this pick to Gavin’s credit card!!!

    Reply

  15. Mike Doutchevitch

    September 20, 2013 at 12:26

    The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. – Harlan Ellison
    Peter proves the second element to be true everytime he opens his mouth.

    Reply

  16. Lardus-Resident Perve

    September 20, 2013 at 12:27

    Is this guy still relevant? At all? Him and Cliffy Douche are like Malema. Full of hot air and no substance after doing 1 or 2 things to get the limelight.

    Reply

    • That Tall Twit

      September 20, 2013 at 12:28

      DUUUDDEEE! That beard!

      Reply

      • Johnbacca

        September 20, 2013 at 12:29

        That’s the guy who won the beard championship. A true master

        Reply

    • Rincemetimbers

      September 20, 2013 at 12:51

      Hey man, guess who I pissed off last night? Cliffy B on twitter! How much internet do I win for that? 🙂

      Reply

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        September 20, 2013 at 12:58

        What did you do? Wait, let me get the Popcorn…OK shoot!

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        • Rincemetimbers

          September 20, 2013 at 13:26

          Hahha! You know the creator of Nintendo died, Cliffy said something like ‘RIP, great business’ or something callous like that, so I called hi on it, and said ‘what about adding pioneer, inventor’ etc, so he replied with that above. BOOM! Had all these twerps replying too.

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 20, 2013 at 13:00

        Tell me MOAR!

        Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 20, 2013 at 13:48

        A WINNER IS YOU!

        Reply

        • Rincemetimbers

          September 20, 2013 at 14:07

          No, we are ALL winners… NOT!

          Reply

  17. Tbone187

    September 20, 2013 at 12:31

    I’m not GTA’s hugest fan at all but me thinks this is bordering on sour grapes.That was an impressive haul by any standards.

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    • ToshZA

      September 20, 2013 at 12:37

      Blockbuster movies don’t make that kind of haul in their first month, and GTA did it in a day.

      Lol.

      Reply

  18. Xelus

    September 20, 2013 at 12:34

    Moly is still alive? Thought he died from some butt eating fungus a few years ago, it is supposedly attacking only empty promises and asses.

    Reply

  19. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 20, 2013 at 12:40

    Please change the header image to a horse’s ass, I reckon that is a better comparison to Peter Molynuex.
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 20, 2013 at 12:58

      Please read the alt-text on the image. 🙂

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        September 20, 2013 at 13:02

        Thank you. I should never have doubted your logic.

        Reply

      • Rincemetimbers

        September 20, 2013 at 13:27

        WINNER! But did you get to piss Cliff B off last night, I did! Boom! (only infamous thing ever done)…

        Reply

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          September 20, 2013 at 13:47

          How? Tell me how?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 21, 2013 at 14:39

            He resold a GoW game & didn’t give Cliffy his cut.

  20. Hammersteyn

    September 20, 2013 at 12:57

    You sir gets the horses ass seal of approval.
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/amX2LXV_460sa.gif

    Reply

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      September 20, 2013 at 13:02

      bwaahahahaaa!!!!

      Reply

  21. Gustav Willem Diedericks

    September 20, 2013 at 13:32

    If the gaming industry was compared to a village Molyneux would be the perfect fit for the village idiot. He’s the office guy that, while everyone is talking about a certain subject, would suddenly interject, loudly and rudely, saying something completely senseless, leaving everyone shocked and weirded out, with only an “Uhm, ok?” breaking the silence.

    So what do we do to such people. Simple. Feed him a cookie, and tell him to take a nap. Before he hurts himself. Or maybe not. Maybe he hurts himself and it would be funny.

    Reply

  22. InsanityFlea

    September 20, 2013 at 13:49

    Troll Success, gratz Molynuex. Media is going nuts.

    Reply

  23. MacDoodle

    September 20, 2013 at 13:57

    The only mobile game I enjoyed waz angry birds and even then it lasted for all of a month, this guy clearly gives 2 shits about game quality and is only concerned with revenue

    Reply

  24. Johan Fourie

    September 20, 2013 at 15:43

    So much butthurt.

    Reply

  25. Darren Peach

    September 20, 2013 at 17:52

    I don’t dig this dude. I have yet to enjoy anything he has made. True Innovators just shut up and get the Job done. Fucking wanker.

    Reply

  26. Jason Boyd

    September 21, 2013 at 04:16

    Peter M is a retarded tool. $1 billion in 3 days setting an all time video game sales record isn’t impressive? Go fuck your hat.

    Reply

  27. Kyou

    September 21, 2013 at 09:32

    FUCK YOU MOLYNEUX!! GO SUCK MY MOTHERFUCKEN DICK MOTHERFUCKER!! OH, AND FABLE SUCKS!! YOU HAVE A SHITTY ASS NAME!! I FUCKED YOUR GRANDMOTHER SO FUCKING HARD!!

    Reply

  28. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 23, 2013 at 11:36

    Oh Moly… Come back to us when you make a game that sells 3 to 5 million a day (where the hell does he get his numbers?). Otherwise, get back under your bridge you old troll.

    Reply

    • SaintsRowMurray

      September 23, 2013 at 11:46

      I think the trolls kicked him out from under the bridge. Trolls have standards too, you know.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 23, 2013 at 15:48

        Hahaha! I think you might be right!

        Reply

  29. korval

    September 24, 2013 at 23:02

    The budget to sales ratio isn’t impressive.

    Reply

  30. Flops

    October 10, 2013 at 17:15

    Rockstar promised and then delivered.

    Peter Molyneux has never delivered on his promises.

    Reply

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