Gaming Only got word from reliable sources about a Grand Theft Auto IV/PS3 Bundle. The bundle should be released on April 29th and contains a PS3 40Gb and GTA IV. The bundle will cost you €429,99.
why not do same in USA?
I`ve been saying this.............
I say there will be a price cut aswell, the week of GTAIV.
i say its a nice move to counter 360!! its deal, ps3 version of GTA4 in europe will sell the more!. its deal, 360 version of GTA4 in USA will sell the more!. its deal, world wide of sales will be close with 360 selling a little bit more!
@Dora I too have been saying that. I think there will be a major price cut in the U.S shortly before GTA gets released. I used to think it was going to be $100 but the ps3 has been selling very well worldwide so I am not quite sure about my earlier assessment.
Since i am from EU i can confirm that Sony will market on TV GTA4, same as they did with Simson game LOL. I am serious. Nothing on 360. It seems MS is more focused on USA, while Sony seems to work hard on all 3 markets.
Yep, I completely agree.
I think since Bluray is now WAY cheaper to produce, they will make a big price cut of a $100-$125 or so and leave it their for a while. With a the amazing software coming out if they make 1 big one and say match the 360`s price, it`s a done deal. We all know right now is their big chance to take over, they know this too. Companys make the most off software and the only thing holding back current ps2 adopters from getting PS3 is obviously the price at this point. The 360 hardware sales are very sup-par for a system on it 3rd year, if people wanted it they would have got it by now. Now is PS3s time to make a big move and It will. If they don`t drop price now, it`ll be right before LBP cause their gonna market the sh!t out of that game like it`s the "second coming" of Mario, which it is. With that said i think the time is NOW for them to REALLY drop the ball. Business wise it definitely the smartest thing to do.
hmmm how much is a standard 40GB in euros?
I agree its either going to happen a week or 2 before GTA or sometime this summer. I am quite certain that by the end of this year there will be a 299 ps3. I have been saying that for a year now. However, when they do it is another matter. They could drop it twice, (50 here 50 there) but I doubt it. It will happen all at once and when they do the ps3 wont look back. Imagine the ps3 at 299. Its 50 bucks more expensive than the wii and cheaper than two 360 skus.
exec be reasonable. If sony drops msoft drops. If msoft drops sony drops. They are essentially playing a game of chicken to see who can drop sales first. GTA bundle is a step forward but that price has GOT to come down if they expect to win the console war
Were on the same page. 1 big price drop and don`t look back for a while. Cause once the consoles start rolling out it`s Final Fantasy 13 time.
Be realistic. MS can`t keep dropping their price. why?
Because they are spending more and more on the RROD/Failures every.single.day. Coming up with new chips, new fans, new designs, new drives.
Sonys costs for the console can keep dropping. why?
Because the most expensive thing in it was.......the Bluray drive.
As Bluray becomes more and more popular, which it is.
The PS3 will be able to keep dropping costs of production. RIGHT.
And the main thing thing, the spend a few hundred million less on repairs. That`s HUGE!
with the PS3 and PSP. that would definately even things out. imagine........."Take GTA4 with you...........EVERYWHERE!!!&qu ot;
microsoft is STILL microsoft and if they feel keeping the price lower than sony will win them the console war, they will. PS3 is due for a price drop yes. But i don't see ps3 and 360 at the same price for at least another 2 yrs. Ps3 is doing great in NA right now and i just don't expect to see a price cut till pressure is on. If there will be a price cut though, expect an announcement around gamer's day or e3.
Nah I got ya Sonarus... they will drop their prices, but I think it will be in response to the ps3 dropping its price. For the Wii, they wont drop their price immediately but may lower it to 199 this winter. We shall see.
For MS they will drop their price but it wont matter. Let me explain. One would be correct in stating that a price drop for a 360 in any region at this point is to bring sales up for a short time. It will never make the console regain its past sales. The problem for the 360 is that its perceived value is stagnating while the ps3's perceived value is skyrocketing. Please remember that perceived value has nothing to do with actual value.
Stating all of this stuff and understanding that the 360's image has been tarnished this generation and the fact that the perceived value of the console is at best staying the same, a price drop will not seem like a "better value" but a move to try to keep up with sony.
However, with bluray winning, many of the franchises that made people buy their ps2's coming out, and the technology of the ps3 starting to prove itself a price drop by Sony is seen as a "hell-of-a-steal". There is a big difference there.
i get ya.
What I don`t think your getting is the pressure IS on. Sony doesn`t want to tie MS they want to obliterate them and the way to do that is do it while you one top and right now their on top (month to month)
i firmly believe ps3 will outsell 360 this yr especially on world wide sales. The gap will widen significantly in the coming months in EU. I believe ps3 can outsell X360 in NA as well. First, they need to get their momentum back, though it is coming back, it really isn't there yet. Great software like mgs4 could easily change that. They also need to get developers back on their side.
All in all i agree with your point on 360 value is dwindling. 360 will surpass Xbox360 in over all sales this yr. The fact that sony has caught up so fast despite Msofts 2yr head start shows sony's strong hold on the UK market. Ps3 price drops will help definetly. However the problems with corporations is they love money too much. As long as they don't perceive the 360 as a threat, they won't cut the price. I am expecting msoft to make the first move on the price cut.
@dora that is just it. The pressure is on but sony isn't reacting
I feel they already have a plan layed out. Only time will tell the effectiveness of this plan
and there is only one way to sell lots of software, sell lots of hardware. (ex. FF13)
you may very well be right about MS cutting it first. It wont matter much though as I stated in my previous post.
Also, the ps3 has outsold the 360 in every region worldwide every month of this year. Remember this is without a SINGLE proven franchise the ps2 was known for. By the end of this year with a $100 price drop and some of those franchises coming out there is little to nothing MS can do to counter it. even if consoles were 150 bucks a piece people would still pay 299 for a ps3. Nobody has to believe me, just sit back with some popcorn save this thread and come back to it in a year.
I don't think the RROD really applies here, so to think that microsoft won't drop their price or cannot drop their price is a little shortsided. Microsoft already obsorbed those losses on the books last year if I am not mistaken it was somewhere near 1 billion dollars. Bringing that up would be like bringing up the fact that Sony had the whole battery fiasco that cost them a lot of money, the fact is that both console makers will do whatever they have to do to get a piece of our living rooms. i don't think Sony would announce this bundle and then a price cut in a few weeks. That doesn't make much sense. hopefully both companies will continue to compete like this because in the end, we are the winners.
until July or so. Its not very common to announce a retail price then drop it before the bundle even comes out. Still they have made no mention of the changes to the 40gb. So they might drop that unit to $349. But it could also stay at the $399 price and get bundle with another game and the DS3. But I think it will be something older like Ratchet, Uncharted or Heavenly Sword.
The RROD is a massive problem for them. It completely affects how they can cut price........
Listen...... for every 360 that goes out, 33% are coming back, to have to be shipped again.
Price cuts usally happen because they figure out a way to make the console cheaper to produce, in MSs case the cost is most likely going up or down, but not as close as fast as the competitors.
Your not gonna make a Item, find out it`s not working properly and say..........Let`s find out how to make this cheaper, so we can sell more, so more can come back for us to fix. That`s a good way to take some heavy loses in your future.
Which is why there is "shortages"
IF there are "shortages" it`s because their delaying shipping until they figure something out because it is costing them way to much $$$.
1 PS3 gets returned to SONY every Hrs for repair. (PS3-1%)
So how many (roughly) for MS? atleast 30 a Hr comparing failure ratio`s. That almost 720 every single day. (360-30%)
Thats 262,000 a year.
And as the system sells more that number goes UP.
To think that doesn`t affect the price of their system is crazy.
This will sell like hot cakes!
yep....that made me hungry lol.
yeah MS wanted to change to thinking that not only a playstation console has the new gta but also them. but, well, this move from sony will destroy everything they did so far. although they have episodic content, in europe the ps3 will definitely the winner of the gta iv "war". i forgot one thing: if i wouldn't have bought mine on EU launch, damn, i would now buy it.. now's the time. a lot of people will decide to finally get one.
how much is a 40 GB ps3 in EU? Edit so theres nothing special about this bundle?
With one game, PES for example, €429,99.
time and time again bundles that arent special at all still sell loads of consoles. Hype train baby!
Let's hold our horses, guys - this is a rumour.
It would be a smart move, though
Great move Sony/Rockstar. This will surely sell like Jessica Alba's panties!
I'll take a pair *empty's life savings onto counter*
no thanks. How about Jessica herself for the night. You can take the panties once I've torn em off *looks over shoulder to see if misses is looking*
£340.30 in uk then
I mean thats what the all droids were saying about the 360 price drop in Europe and talk of a GTA IV bundle.
Oh thats right Sony fanboys flip flop on everything. Sony doesn't have to do limited edition consoles like MS... Oh MGS4 limited edition is COOL...
What about the moms being worried that 360 got another price cut? "Why do they keep dropping the price? Something must be wrong" Yet the PS3 has had many more price drops.
Fruity flip flopping corporate followers. Should be ashamed of yourselves. You guys must have to check twice what article your commenting on before you form an opinion since it changes everyday.
You Sony fanboys have no creditability what-so-ever.
Go ahead and disagree me and gang up saying RROD because you can't admit your own blind hypocrisy.
PS3 went on to beat x360 in weekly sales even after a price cut in UK(the only eu region where x360 is barely alive). even with half of ps3's price it still got outsold what makes you think that x360 will remain in EU after this month (since GT5P has hit the scene) "Though PS3 is still outselling 360 regularly week-on-week and in terms of year-to-date sales, the Sony and Microsoft platforms both saw a 73 and 78 per cent rise in hardware sales respectively this week." so VGCHARTZ proven FAKE tooo and there is no doubt that x360 is officially fully dead in europe . even with a price cut it couldnt match PS3 sales in UK not to even mention other countries http://www.n4g.com/industry...
same for other things as well I have said....as if there were a halo 4 prologue and they charged 40 bucks for it...they would have a field day.
ps3 has got this now. man fuk dlc people will get the ps3 even more now so they can play gtaIV, a good line up of games and watch a good line up movies.
the ps3 might just outsell 360 version if its true
i dont see how 360 think they offend us with the whole movie thing. ay we good games and good movie and a reliable machine that gets better with firmware, what do xbots have a game machine with good games sucky movie and a bomb for a console
BTW PS3 still outsold x360 even with the PRICE CUT http://www.n4g.com/industry... "Though PS3 is still outselling 360 regularly week-on-week and in terms of year-to-date sales, the Sony and Microsoft platforms both saw a 73 and 78 per cent rise in hardware sales respectively this week." so VGCHARTZ proven FAKE tooo and there is no doubt that x360 is officially fully dead in europe . even with a price cut it couldnt match PS3 sales in UK not to even mention other countries what makes you think that x360 will remain in EU after the release of GT5P
this sounds like BS if not then there's one song that comes to mind: Faithless- Weapons of Mass Destruction
wa, wa, wa? did Rockstar just?....
"yep they did".....
bu bu but I thought....
"you thought wrong"......
wtf does this bundle have to do with anything? keep making us laugh, clown.
Choke on it!!! ;-D
Did you read the Easter article on the front page? Did PS3 sales go up or down with the 360 slash? Up, bro. If 360 was on the market for a full year while there was no PS3 or Wii around (sounds too good to be true at the moment right?) how can you not see the obvious? Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Bundle...nuff said.
Remember that we had this little bonding say about May 9th? Please feel free to curse me out little lolita...lol That is your favorite fruit I see....:)
but he has a head shaped like an eagle but his eyes are blind
because Mr. Eagle Fishead did not notice that the 360 also rose and now it is once again beating the POS3 in NA too. The price cut will continue to widen that gap that Sony will not be able to close for years. Face it, the PS3 has lost this gen. Wake me up when you get within even 3 million of the ThreeSixties install base.
He who quotes VGChartz has no credibility. They are made up numbers making your whole post invalid.
Been a tough week for Sony fishheads.
with a major weakness of the competition and capitalizing on the widespread idea that gta is a 'playstation' franchise. must say it is well done.
They should advertise that. But I'm sure Microsoft would counter with "we have MORE GTAIV " using DLC as their main weapon, because other than that, it's all they have. I won't be buying GTAIV, though since it DOES have that DLC. I'm not buying it at all, on any system, for that very reason. And I do know I'm missing out. But, oh well.
i really believe GTA5 will be a ps3 exclusive or time exclusive, and that game will take were GTA4 left, in both graphics and content. about a price drop??? hmmm. i think they will see what impact GTA4 will have on ps3, if it sells a lot of consoles then they wont drop the price till summer if not so much hardware sold then they need a price drop for MGS4 to take of!!
I don't see the point of the DLC for GTA. It's a big game and there's bound to be plenty of stuff to keep you occupied anyway. Also, it's not going to come out for a couple of months, maybe even next year. Wouldn't it make more sense to work on GTA:Insert New City Here?
But it knows it has so many more games coming out that it doesn't NEED GTAIV like Microsoft does. Regardless this game is gonna be huge. I loved the last trailer.
GTA IV will end the console war.
It's confirmed that it's gonna be better on the PS3 however it's gonna have better gameplay on the xbox 360 because of DLCs
but for me and other true gamers, I don't give a sh1t to DLCs because gta iv is already full of missions and I'm not gonna wait till 2009 and pay mroe money
NUFFFFFFF SAIDDDDDDDD !!!!!!!!!
PlayStation and GTA go hand in hand! Just like the Xbox 360 and FAILURE! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
hahahah, Kaz you're the best :P
help our king with some bubbles! those rabbid 360 boys keep taking bubbles from out king! what a shame on u PS3 owners! GIVE bubbles to the king!!!!!
I will get you for making fun of me on stage at E3! You can not hide in your dojo forever!! I know it is hard losing such a big exclusive and then finding out that it will be better and sell better on your competitors superior system. But there is no need to make up a lie like this rumor has implied. Are you going to bundle every PS3 game with a system? Maybe you should just give them away like you do with HDTV's and then count them as sales?
Curse you and your fishheads for poisoning this generation of games with your hype and lies.
@GiantEnemyXbot Kaz wasn't even the one who said "Giant Enemy Crab" or "Attack its weak point for massive damage" It was some white/bald guy. At least bash-correctly, bot.
This is great if it is true. I would like to see other trust worth site conform this also. As of now, it just a rumor, but a rumor I hope is true
Too close to the MGS4 bundle
This is for Europe dude. MGS bundle is coming in June in the United State and Japan
more choice, more options, more sales, more $$$$$
Didn't they just announce a GT5 bundle? Sony ain't playing anymore with the MGS4 bundle, and now the rumored GTIV bundle, seriously they are started to bring their game. NIce to see them making moves now.
a Resistance or Little Big Planet bundle in the Holiday season would pwned
hit em hard
I think this strategy of bundling the game is more effective than hyping the DLC
yep it is. Its about selling consoles not DLC. I certainly hope MS doesnt count on taking ps2 owners away from the ps brand by advertising some DLC for one game.
vs. the price of 360 w/ the game and DLC.. what do u think is better? theyre gonna fail with gta. just let it be.
360 price cut failed on ps3 already, cheap ass hell still didnt outsell the ps3 wtf. and even if it still outsell ps3 it will be like for one week, but i guess thats good enough for you xbots. but yeah if 360 price cut didnt work once why do you think it will work now with the bundle and the gt:p
and sony will not fail on gtaIV ok it might outsell ps3 by couple of thousands, but nowing xbots they will think is over for ps3 now, but soon crush a week later. the only failure here is no one there all good, but sony and nitendo just did better then micro
http://www.n4g.com/industry... "Though PS3 is still outselling 360 regularly week-on-week and in terms of year-to-date sales, the Sony and Microsoft platforms both saw a 73 and 78 per cent rise in hardware sales respectively this week." so VGCHARTZ proven FAKE tooo and there is no doubt that x360 is officially fully dead in europe . even with a price cut it couldnt match PS3 sales in UK not to even mention other countries what makes you think that x360 will remain in EU after the release of GT5P