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Submitted by crock7owu10 571d ago | opinion piece

Why Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 are going to squash 'Grand Theft Auto V'

By now, just about everyone who follows gaming has heard about "Grand Theft Auto V" being delayed until September of this year, but this does not bode well for the Rockstar title.

Regardless of how invincible you think this game is, delaying "Grand Theft Auto V" until this coming September is a move that will ultimately injure the game's overall performance. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360)

Hovis  +   571d ago
I see it like this.

The nex gen is nearly upon us but there is one last chance to release some bug guns before we say goodbye to this gen.

Last of us
GOW: Ascension and Judgment
GTA 5

We're going out with a bang.
crock7owu10  +   571d ago
I like the sounds of that. I'm sure GTA 5 will be amazing, but I'm just concerned about the effect next-gens will have. Probably just over thinking it, since those are some big time titles.
SpoonyRedMage  +   571d ago
I say it's going to be the other way around. Whilst hardcore gamers on sites like N4G may invest in new hardware site unseen the general public(those who make games like COD and GTA 20 million copies sellers) are motivated by games.

When the public see GTA5, COD, Madden and Fifa coming out on the current generation they're going to ask themselves "What's the point in buying a new system right now?". It affected the Wii U and PS4 and 720 being a lot more powerful won't magically make them immune to this affect.

Just look how well the PS2 was doing when the 360 launched or even a year later when the PS3 and Wii launched. The biggest competition next gen will have early in their lives is this gen.
psyxon  +   571d ago
Nothing can "squash" GTAV. Don't be silly. :)
extermin8or  +   571d ago
Well i wont be buying gta 5 as much as i want it but saving for next gen, watch dogs will cover my open world needs when i get my new console, might get gta 5 in a steam sale instead of for my ps3 though
xplo  +   571d ago
A console's best games often come out at the end of its lifetime, while launch titles for a new console are usually little more than glorified tech demos for a system that no one knows quite what to do with.
Ps_alm3k  +   571d ago
so why couldn't they release it for ps4 too?
yoshiroaka  +   571d ago
Unless the delay makes time for it to actually be on next gen. The platforms are supposed to be very easy to program and port for. Gta V on ps3, ps4, 360 and next box? Sounds like a win.
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MysticStrummer  +   571d ago
Stupid article. Just because the next consoles will be getting attention doesn't mean people will stop playing games, especially big games like GTA. The only way GTA5 would be squashed by PS4 and 720 would be if everyone who owns a PS3 and 360 goes out and buys the new hardware immediately. What sales numbers would new consoles reach this year if they launch in the fall? 2 million? 5 million? Even if both sold 10 million each, which won't happen, that would leave more than 120 million gamers who still have consoles to play GTA5 on. That's also assuming people who buy new consoles throw their old ones away. Stupid article.
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fOrlOnhOpe57  +   571d ago
And also, don't forget...it has to take on Killzone Mercenaries lol

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