Molyneux not impressed with GTA V sales 
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Geoffrey Tim
September 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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.

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  • Rincemetimbers

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

    • Spathi

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

      • Rincemetimbers

        We all started there ;)

    • That Tall Twit

      Fuck given level: Seagull

      • Rincemetimbers

        That pic was EPIC man :) Still laughing

    • korval

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

      PC MASTER RACE! o/

  • JHN

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

    • Johnbacca

      I vote for Dead Island

      • SaintsRowMurray

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

        • Johnbacca

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

          • SaintsRowMurray

            Hey, I liked Warm Bodies!

  • hairyknees

    Hipster Molyneux strikes again!

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

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

    • ToshZA

      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.

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        PC… Every single time… PC wins!

        • ToshZA

          GTA isn’t out on PC. Yet.

          Soon. :3

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

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

          • Kyou

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

          • Johnbacca

            Soon!
            Saints is really not cutting it for me.

  • CypherGate

    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.

    • r1g0

      Godus looks fun

  • Johnbacca

    Who buys mobile games?

    • CypherGate

      Uhmmmmmmm casual gamers?

      • Johnbacca

        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.

        • CypherGate

          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.

          • Johnbacca

            Exactly.

          • boet

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

  • HvR

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

  • CrasH

    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.

  • Mark Treloar

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

  • HvR

    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.

  • That Tall Twit

    LOL @ Header mouse-over text.

  • SaintsRowMurray

    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!

    • That Tall Twit

      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.

      • SaintsRowMurray

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

        • CrasH

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

          • SaintsRowMurray

            I’ll go tell Terry Pratchett that

        • HvR

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

      • Rincemetimbers

        Your upvote is a lie…

    • ToshZA

      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.

      • SaintsRowMurray

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

      • HvR

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

        • ToshZA

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

    • JHN

      He is just not relevant anymore

  • Matthew Holliday

    Molyneux needs more kittens
    and dubstep

    i found this tasty video for him

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2ZSNDacoQI

  • Jonah Cash

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

  • Mike Doutchevitch

    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.

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    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.

    • That Tall Twit

      DUUUDDEEE! That beard!

      • Johnbacca

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

    • Rincemetimbers

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

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

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

        • Rincemetimbers

          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.

      • Hammersteyn

        Tell me MOAR!

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        A WINNER IS YOU!

        • Rincemetimbers

          No, we are ALL winners… NOT!

  • Tbone187

    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.

    • ToshZA

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

      Lol.

  • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

    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.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Please read the alt-text on the image. :)

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        Thank you. I should never have doubted your logic.

      • Rincemetimbers

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

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          How? Tell me how?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

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

  • Hammersteyn

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

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      bwaahahahaaa!!!!

  • Gustav Willem Diedericks

    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.

  • InsanityFlea

    Troll Success, gratz Molynuex. Media is going nuts.

  • MacDoodle

    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

  • Johan Fourie

    So much butthurt.

  • Darren Peach

    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.

  • Jason Boyd

    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.

  • Kyou

    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!!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    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.

    • SaintsRowMurray

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

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Hahaha! I think you might be right!

  • korval

    The budget to sales ratio isn’t impressive.

  • Flops

    Rockstar promised and then delivered.

    Peter Molyneux has never delivered on his promises.