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VGChartz writes: "Preorders for GTAIV are looking, unsurprisingly, very healthy. If current data for preorders is representative of the people who will buy the title in its first week, the PS3 version will sell at a greater attach rate than the Xbox 360 version at launch. There are five Xbox 360 owners for every two PS3 owners in the Americas, right now and yet the data shows that for every eleven reserved copies of GTAIV on Xbox 360 there are six reserved copies for PS3.

In earlier weeks, the preorder ratio was far further in favor of the Xbox 360. Relative to the size of its user base, a PS3 debut of ~800,000 to 1,200,000 is looking likely based on current preorder levels. That would be over a 25% attach rate for PS3. The 360 preorders for GTAIV currently suggest sales of ~1.5 million to ~2.2 million, closer to a 20% attach ratio. Should be interesting to see if the 11:6 preorder ratio holds as the game gets closer to release."

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sonarus3454d ago

I just love the way Vgchartz is permanently labeled as rumors. As for the data not really surprising. The attach rate favoring ps3 also supports the notion of GTA4 labeled as a sony game

As for me i am yet to pre order. There will be a midnight launch and i plan to check it out not wait in line just see what it looks like so i can have an idea of how i can handle MGS4 midnight launch if it occurs. (Yes MGS4 is ALWAYS on my mind)

Breakfast3454d ago

"GTA4 labeled as a sony game"

By who...people on this site. A game is a game...It came out on the pc and the xbox.

"I just love the way Vgchartz is permanently labeled as rumors."

You're right...it should be labeled -numbers i pulled out of my ass-

sonarus3454d ago

Well the attach rate does seem to support that more ps3 owners are interested in GTA than 360 owners. So yea it supports that theory.

Hey its not my theory. lol

Breakfast3454d ago

Just as long as its not your theory...but if you're lying (waves fist)

George Washington3454d ago

how is this even relevant? ok gta4 for 360 has more preorders, so what?? who cares. its obvious as theres 2x as many 360 owners out there. this isnt news.

sonarus3454d ago

With the popularity of n4g and pretty much every tom penis and harry submitting news these days, the quality of n4g news has really gone down.

Example: Lets say Fallout 3 goes ps3 exclusive and the story is broken by gaf gets posted on n4g. Gamespot, ign, and gamesradar could use the same source but it would still get approved as a different story. Then the next day you have about 5 different random blogs trying to explain why it happened , then the next day you have a couple more random articles about the 360 being dead. But does it stop here nope. Then we have to have articles telling us WHY the 360 isn't dead. And yea surfer girl who originated the rumor retracts the info and then rewind and repeat.

Skaterboy Tell Em3454d ago (Edited 3454d ago )

You really cant use the xbox has 2x the fanbase excuse anymore,ps3 is at over 12 million units sold worldwide and xbox is at 18,but gta is still most likely gonna sell more on xbox because of the slightly larger fanbase.

Breakfast3454d ago

You forgot RROD and "Is this the Year of the PS3?".

George Washington3454d ago

yea but you say ps3 has 12 million sold.. but now that blueray won how many of those 40 gig ps3s are actually just bought as a cheap blueray player? ps3 has essnetially split its people into a gamer and non gamer audience which will only hurt its system to game ratio

sonarus3454d ago

There are five Xbox 360 owners for every two PS3 owners in the AMERICAS, right now and yet the data shows that for every eleven reserved copies of GTAIV on Xbox 360 there are six reserved copies for PS3.

So in the AMERICAS and NOT worldwide skater boy at least according to vgchartz, ps3 is at 4.53 million while 360 is at 11.43 which is clearly more than 2:1 so in other words. We can still use that excuse :P

I really don't buy that gamer non gamer crap. People who are buying ps3 for blu ray will be more than willing to check out a few games to go with it. Besides, i would say those buying ps3 for just blu ray and with absolutely no intention of gaming are going to be a very very very small minority

LastDance3454d ago (Edited 3454d ago )

Sigh. If only the REAL george washington were as clever as you....

/ SARCASM.

Omegasyde3454d ago

CAN I BUY THIS GAME AT 711 OR AMPM?

Seriosly? Anyone know? And do I get a free slurpee and hotdog?

PumPum3454d ago

"yea but you say ps3 has 12 million sold.. but now that blueray won how many of those 40 gig ps3s are actually just bought as a cheap blueray player? ps3 has essnetially split its people into a gamer and non gamer audience which will only hurt its system to game ratio "

How many 360 are just for DVD movies?
People buy the ps3 because of games. Being able to play bluray movies is just a nice extra.
The ps3 isnt even really marketed as a bluray player, its marketed as game console that can play bluray movies.
And people know what the Playstation is and what its for = Gaming thanks to ps1 and ps2 succes.

Brixxer6003454d ago

Attatch rate doesn't matter, what does matter is that people now have a choice, you no longer have to own a Playstation to play GTA on a console, if you happen to own both consoles then you make your own mind up, i have both a 360 and a PS3 and i'll be getting it on PS3, only because most of the people on my friends list are doing the same.

I for one really want the franchise to do well on the 360, competition is great for consumers,if only the fanboys could see things that way. :rolls eyes:

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toughNAME3454d ago

No one better say it's because Xbox 360 owners are busy playing games!

Atomic3454d ago (Edited 3454d ago )

Or waiting for their 360 to come out from repair

LOL

llamaman133454d ago

xbox 360 owners are playing games! lol j/k
i had to throw that in there. of course its gfonna sell more on the 360!

George Washington3454d ago

youd assume ps3 would outsell the 360 version since the ps3 has no good games yet.

Omegasyde3454d ago

George....just give in and buy a ps3.

You know you want to.

sonarus3454d ago (Edited 3454d ago )

Whoopdi do random comment

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