Submitted by Lawking100 575d ago | opinion piece

Will PS3 late hitter GTA V really affect PS4 sales that much?

Sony announced at Gamescom that they have already got over 1 million preorders for the PS4 worldwide, which is a very solid figure. One game could dent their sales at launch, Grand Theft Auto V. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS4)

The_Sneauxman  +   575d ago
no... not for me at least. I got my preorder paid off before GTA V so that wouldn't detour me
Persistantthug  +   575d ago
I was never gonna buy a PS4 within the 1st year anyways....I prefer to wait.

1) Make sure there are no bugs and problems
2) Wait for more and better games to arrive.
3) Get a probable price drop, usually within 18 months or so.

I waited 2 years before I purchased my PS3 (holiday 2008), and my PS3 is still running well with alot of games I still have yet to play, so I imagine I'll do well to do that again.
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maximus1985  +   575d ago
Wow um ok man enjoy the wait I guess
Persistantthug  +   574d ago

I figure that if good games keep on launching on the PS3 like Grand Theft Auto 5, Beyond 2 souls, and other Cross gen multiplatform games like Watch Dogs.....I imagine the wait won't be so bad at all. I mean, most of the AAA games are coming on both 7th and 8th gen consoles and probably will for a couple more years.

So yeah....I prefer to wait a bit for the 3 reasons I listed previously.

Same BluRay player, same Netflix, Free online play, lots of new and old games to play.

Waiting seems like the right thing to do.

--My take.
avengers1978  +   575d ago
Same, I'm getting GTA V, and a month after that I'll pick up my PS4. Nothing wrong with having games to play on both PS3 and PS4
sincitysir1  +   574d ago
I'm actually not getting gtaV because of the ps4! I'm hoping it ones over!
EliteDave93  +   575d ago
It's becuse of GTA V i won't get a PS4 on day 1. I will probably wait a year just becuse GTA V will keep me that busy.
Hicken  +   575d ago
That's ridiculous.
XboxFun  +   575d ago
Yea Elite, you're ridiculous for not wanting a PS4 because you'll be to busy playing GTAV as you stated so clearly in your post!
Hicken  +   575d ago
I have like a 60-game backlog over like six consoles, most of which are JRPGs(meaning 60+ hours per), even on consoles I don't own yet.

Still getting a PS4 day 1.

So yeah, I call it ridiculous.
XboxFun  +   574d ago
If only everyone shared your views, opinions, ideas and the insane amount of time you seem to have on your hands.
Joe2911  +   574d ago

Elite has something called a life, you should get one. And he has a perfectly legitimate reason not to buy a ps4, not everyone spends all their time and money on gaming.
Hicken  +   574d ago
Actually, I spend most of my time working, and the majority of my money on bills. What little spare time I have left is split between helping raise my nephews in place of their deadbeat father, my writing, and then some games. If I spent all my time gaming, why would I have such a massive backlog?

... sometimes, I wonder if people use their heads before they comment, and your responses tell me a lot about that.

I'll probably be playing the hell outta GT6 when the PS4 comes out, and if it's anything like GT5, I'll be playing it for a good two years+. I'm amazed I've already managed more than 60 hours in Xillia, and I expect the same out of its sequel.

But that won't stop me from BUYING my PS4. Why would PLAYING a game on one system stop someone from BUYING a completely different system?
Rowdius_Maximus  +   575d ago
That's a good one! Huehuehue
Sketchy_Galore  +   575d ago
I doubt it'll stop anybody buying a next gen console but if it even halfway lives up to the hype it'll make the wait for the new consoles so much easier, that's what I'm counting on anyway.
Phene  +   575d ago
Yup got my gta v and ps4 preordered lol ...don't know how im gonna pay ...but I'm a gamer, there'll be a way lol
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king_george  +   575d ago
I probably wont get a ps4 right away but thats not because of GTA. Its because i have an enormous amount of ps3 games that ive yet to play or finish. Currently on Ratchet and Clank collection :) next is ni no kuni. After that, GTA of course lol
jukins  +   575d ago
not for me. Im gonna skip gtav at least on current gen. Hopefully they do next gen versions with dlc included then i may buy it. Honestly though I never finish gta or open world so I wont be missing out.
maximus1985  +   575d ago
jessupj  +   574d ago
believe me, you are def missing out.
jukins  +   573d ago
as I said before I hardly ever finish any gta, not since vice city have I actually completed a gta. I like them but eventually they just start to become a bore usually far before I get close to the end. I understand there's a huge following but its just not for me. I wont lose any sleep
cr33ping_death  +   575d ago
im buying GTAV and getting my PS4 in Nov muahaha.
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Rowdius_Maximus  +   575d ago
As am I! PS4 and PS+ is great valuehuehue!!
Omegasyde  +   575d ago
Same here.

In fact GTA5, will be the last ps3 game I will buy.
All Ps4 from NOV on out, but i will keep my ps3 to revisit games I already own and play again like Uncharted series, GOWs, and mass effect trilogy.
CocoWolfie  +   575d ago
oh no i think its perfect timing, gta v is pretty much the end of the generation before we move over to me, sure theres games after but yeah i think it fits quite well and with a month left, im sure it wont be affected one bit :p
shysun  +   575d ago
I'll wait until it comes out on PS4....so it's the other way around for me!
KonsoruMasuta  +   575d ago
You might be waiting forever.
shysun  +   574d ago
maybe but ill have kz,drive club,bf4,AC4,Infamous,Destiny and the division ect to hold me over for my first year....I can wait. ;)
tweet75  +   575d ago
no its probably the last game of ps3 of its calibur but people will still buy ps4 and it will sell out and be the biggest console seller this holiday
BattleTorn  +   575d ago
The messed up part, for me, is it won't stop me from getting either console Day1 - but there's a good chance that when I get both the PS4/X1 back home on their respective Day1s I will most likely play with them for a few hours - and find myself playing GTA V on current gen before the day is over.
ShutUpDonny  +   575d ago
It's not like : "GTA5 is on PS3, I will never need a new console ever again! Suckers!' GTA5 might be a factor for a couple of months, MAX, but like every game, people will finish it and then pass to something else that will probably be on a next-gen console.
maximus1985  +   575d ago
Omegasyde  +   575d ago
I agree. I might play the heck out of the game, but I will probably get bored after a Month. If any game is more than 30 hours of fun, I feel satisfied.
GTa5 will be no different.
bamillington  +   575d ago
I never saw the fuss over gta, yes it looked good and had lots to do but I just couldn't be bothered same with red dead redemption. the novelty wore off real quick. I might pick it up down the line when a zombie dlc comes
jukins  +   574d ago
yea I agree. Gta just never did it for me. I;ve played them all but still not a big deal for me.

Seems though saying you dont like gta is blasphemy around here lol like you I got disagree's just for saying I wont get it in a previous comment. I mean seriously though how many car chases, pick up package here to get ambushed, chase this guy down missions can you really do until it gets stale. 5 iterations later i dont see drastic changes to the formula
NeutralXP  +   575d ago
Yes and so they say One million which isn't true but even if it is good luck

Once GTA V hits it will shame Ps4 pre-orders in a Heartbeat
Pintheshadows  +   575d ago
No, not really, they are a long way apart in gaming terms.
Grave  +   574d ago
Nope. I am getting GTA V on PC when it comes out. Has no affect whatsoever.
KonsoruMasuta  +   574d ago
If it comes out on PC.
Grave  +   574d ago
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Grave  +   574d ago
josephayal  +   574d ago
Affect PS4 Sales? No way MAH!
Hipflask  +   574d ago
No because I'm getting both :)
medman  +   574d ago
I'll be killing it on my PS4 in Killzone, Watch_Dogs, Battlefield 4, Drive Club, Resogun, etc. etc. from day one, eagerly anticipating Infamous Second Son and all the next gen goodness scheduled for 2014.

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