Dave Parrack of Gamer.blorge writes: There's no doubt that one of the biggest games releases due this year is that of Grand Theft Auto IV, the latest in the best selling Rockstar franchise. The question is, will the game make any difference to the console sales war currently being waged by Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo?
GTA IV has been the most talked about future release on the next generation consoles almost since the day it was announced. The game will be coming out on both the Xbox 360, and PS3 in a simultaneous release in April. Although the Wii will be missing out, that doesn't mean it's immune from the effect the game could have on hardware sales.
But gamers are a savvy bunch, so will buy a console based on more than just some exclusive content being available (at a price) for one game. A game which is also available on a rival console, and so not an exclusive in the same way that Halo is.