In the battle over "PS3 vs. Xbox 360," Rockstar's game will have no meaningful impact, says the game buyer for the world's second-largest game retailer in this contributed article at DailyGame.net.
He`s right. Sony will month to month KEEP stomping MS out WORLDWIDE, even after GTAIV it`ll just become a bigger number as time goes on. Sorry, but it`s TRUE.
This is off topic: But people who don`t believe the rumors of GTAIV being better on the PS3. Here is what TAKE-TWO said.... "the 360 and PS3 version of the game be visually almost identical, with the PS3 coming out slightly on top in some areas." http://www.palgn.com.au/art... w/ this, the infamous "first review" and the rumors. This holds some weight. It might NOT be true, but there IS a POSSIBILITY.
"slighlty on top in some areas" oh wow man, really? you know what i think i just might get a PS3 for the "slighlty" better experience! Dude unless its a dramatic difference theres no need to parade it as some sort of moral victory anyways im positive both consoles will have a great game in GTA IV
But there is about 20 million people who do care. So...... are you really that selfish? Because you don`t want to talk about it, NO ONE CAN. That`s a BIT NATZI don`t ya think.
But... Everyone that I know who has an Xbox360 and PS3 (which is 6 personal friends) plans to buy the Xbox360 version. I feel like that is the no-brainer choice. Historically, the multiplatform titles looked and/or played better on the Xbox360. Couple that with the fact that you KNOW you will have the optional DLC in the future for the Xbox360, and that seals the deal for me. Sure, maybe a lot of people won't end up buying the DLC, and maybe I won't even get the additional content, who knows what games will be out when that stuff is available, but I'd at least like to know that I will have the capability to download it when it's released. Maybe some future content will be released on the PSN for GTAIV, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. GTAIV will sell much better here in the US than anywhere else, namely Japan, so I'd venture a guess to say that the Xbox360 version of GTAIV will outsell the PS3 version worldwide, just based on the fact that the Xbox360 has a larger installed base in the US. And I haven't even brought up the fact that Xbox Live provides a far superior online community experience over the PSN. Anybody with access to both is lying if they say otherwise.
pre-orders at my store go like this. PS3 -26 360 -89 You know what this means? It means that as of now 114 people will be enjoying GTA4 on launch day. And it also means that GTA will sell good, and it also means that I don`t give a crap about the possible 1-2% diff the two versions may have, I just want to play the damn game and I hope people have a blast on both consoles. It also means that fanboys suck. Fanboys are baaad news. The fanboy thing had nothing to do with this, but I just like to remind the scum of the internet gaming world what they really are.
yeah that 100k worldwide is a real stomping! even with japan, that's about all sony can muster lol. it's gonna take them some time to catch microsoft is'nt it...considering their 8mil units behind! anyway, they will catch microsoft without doubt, but they aint the unstoppable force they once was are they????? and a big wow that gta is coming slightly on top in some areas on the ps3, i doubt that it will have much effect on sales! just like the pro-sony element claim that the casual gamer wont know about dlc, you can bet that the casual gamer does'nt read pro-sony sites like this, or hear the ramblings of fanboys, and wont know that it "comes out slightly on top on the ps3" either
MS is going to ADVERTISE THE HELL out of this game. Sony will probably do something similar and is coming out with a bundle for the game as well. Should be interesting.
like said if 360 version sells better, which i doupt, the ps3 will get the better boost in hardware and software, because i kno people whos buying the ps3 for this, because they only have ps2 and some are also waiting for mgs4, plus the bundle will sell alot
ok so if so if a gamer does not have a ps3. they will buy the bundle just to play gta4? so sony is using a big hit to sell there console. sounds like ps3 is winning 08 ohh its almost may what happen to all the sony hype ohh thats just it is wait beyond! lol i own both 360 and the ps3 but i just hate sonyfanboys on n4g ... you're so pathetic
That will impact the console war the most because you can only get it on one console so if you want to play a certain game and you dont have that console you have to go out and buy it. If you have only 1 console and a game comes out for both you buy the game but not the console again so software sales will probably be in 360 favor because of the install base but I think people without either would buy a ps3 for this game. Just MY opinion.
on if the game is helping to sell systems or if it's just the people who already have the systems that are buying... we shall see. But I think a lot of people will buy a system for the game, but not as many as who will buy a system when MGS4 comes out. I personally know of some of my die hard friends who are waiting on the side lines for MGS4, and that's when they will feel they must have a PS3. So I personally thing MGS4 will move systems much more then GTA IV would. -But make no mistake GTA IV will sell huge, I think it will probably sell even more units on 360 then PS3 just because the system base is so huge right now. And it's an amazing game. but as far as new systems sales, I don't think it will really impact either system that much at this point, because the people who already have the systems are the one's who will really be buying right now. That's where the 6 million sold will come from in the first week.
both consoles will get a sales boost when gta4 comes out. Ps. all n4g readers please add your ps3 tag,360 tag or mii tag to your bio it would be cool to play online with the guys of this site,also put your games collection so others can get an idea of what games you like.
for f sake lets us just enjoy the damn game and stop talking about the so called console war, im am so tired of fan bois here and there talking crap, lets jus enjoy this gaming era and not talk about the so called war, leave360/ps3/wii people alone, if the want to by a certain console how does it affect u when u dont even know them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Or don`t enter the comment section. Your complaining about people complaining. You know that right? People have biases, deal w/ it. "fanboys" gets seriously OVER USED in gaming. EDIT: EVERY SINGLE COMMENT you have is complaining. Seriously you should just leave.
I won`t complain I will just say it like it is... Fanboys suck and do not exist in the real world, they are fantasy creatures that can`t hold an argument in real life and stroke there e-peens on the internat all day long.
GTA IV on the X360 has exclusive DLC, not Sony. And it will be brighter, not washed out as will the PS3 version. Don't get me wrong, I like the PS3 also. I do own one. But the 360 version will be the one to get.
not trying to argue with you, but I'm wondering why you seem to think the PS3 version will be "washed out" or somehow inferior. In my personal experiences, I see a difference in both machine's graphic style, but I wouldn't classify one being "better" than the other. I find they both look fantastic. The 360 sometimes looks brighter, but the PS3 sometimes has better lighting/shading, and I've never considered the differences to be worth argueing about.
Actually the PS3 does have exclusive content as well.... I don't care what you buy I'm just saying the truth.
All the fanboy crap that's starting to surround GTA is beginning to taint the games image for me. It annoys me that EVERYONE is getting this game, easily one of the greatest games this year, and all i see is people p*ss and moan over platforms. Gamers just love games surely, just be happy you can play it, what ever you own.
i think just for the fun of it, i will get both. my bro has a capture card, so i will make a vid of it playing at the same time off the same tv with the same settings. i think i will start my own blog, i will be a legend ! but seriously, people take this crap way to hard ! i bought my ps3 for its exclusives, i bought my 360 for its exclusives. if a good multiplatform game comes out then i will get it for whichever system it is cheapist on. its that simple. So far my wallet has been the deciding factor in my console war...
I don't care which version I get. I don't care if I get extra DLC, and I don't care if the color pallet is better. What I care about is that the game will be FUN. Online, or offline if the game is fun then who cares what system it's on? It's not life or death, it's a game. The whole console war thing is like arguing over what version of Monopoly is better.... classic, NASCAR version, or the 100 other versions out there. WHO CARES? Just enjoy the game for the system you buy it for!! I will be buying the PS3 version, but will buy the x360 version if I feel the game, and the DLC is worth it. I know not everyone has or wants that option. So just enjoy the one you have. /end vent
what i DO know is that this game will sell millions, which means more people will have the game which means online will be fun as hell. so....whos up for some late night cops n crooks tuesday morning?
And yet another analyst spaks a flame war... by saying that GTA will not affect the flame war? Oh, the irony.
The PlayStation Brand has never relied on just one game (like the xBox 1 & xBox 360)has!!! ;-D
ps3 forever? what! so u mean screw ps4-ps9 ???? aint you the real ken? ;-D
nah its realied on sequels after sequels of metal gear, final fantasy and gran turismo ...;-D
Hey dumbass, what highly anticipated sequel are you getting in Nov? Gears of War 2, how about later in 09, Bioshock 2, the sequel chain happens in BOTH consoles dumbshit.
just get use to bieng in 3rd place for a long long time
sure thing ppp
Ps3 is already used to it, what u chattin bout foo?
360 is also used to coming behind both PS3 and Wii in sales each week. ;) Oh and GTAIV on PS3 will rule. RockStar have already confirmed that the PS3 version looks better.
This "buyer" is not an analyst and his "personal" friends are relatively irrelevant to the big picture. I want my wasted minute back. My two cents are that this will have a major impact on the console war by not having a major impact - in the past GTA provided a boost to Sony - this time it is much more likely to provide little or no boost - relative to MS. But I suspect a number of people will be buying this along with their first console so it should bump numbers up overall.
both systems will see hardware boosts from it and it will sell millions of copys on both systems. but IMO the game will sell more copys om 360 but the ps3 will get a bigger hardware boost. everyone wins
some consoles,that's for sure. But not Wii's most definitely.
aren't going to sell?
They are two people who will be affected by GTAIV. 1. Buyers who are planning to purchase a NEXT GEN system. 2. Owners who already purchased both system. Not affected 1. Owner who only had one NEXT GEN system. 2. Buyers who doesn't care which one is the best GTAIV version. EXPLANATION. A)BUYERS WHO ARE PLANNING TO PURCHASE A NEXT GEN SYSTEM 1. Once a buyer decided which GTAIV version (PS3 or XBOX360)he would like to buy, he already dismissed or cut off the future game release of the system he didn't chose. (TIPS: As a buyer think, long term not short term). 2. The company who sold more system thru GTAIV will have a greater advantage this coming 3rd & 4th Quarter of the year (Ex. More revenues coming in, entice Developers to create games for their system, big chance to have a price cut.) B)OWNERS WHO ALREADY PURCHASED BOTH NEXT GEN SYSTEM. 1. Will have a little impact in moving consoles. But games will have a big impact to how much revenue will either SONY or Microsoft can make out of this. 2. I listed the reasons below the deciding factor in which version the owner will purchase. PURCHASE XBOX 360 GTAIV VERSION REASON: 1. You have been a XBOX owner before. 2. Majority of your friends owns a XBOX 360. 3. GTAIV DLC is a must! 4. Achievements. 4. GOLD Membership who wants to maximize the replayability of their GTAIV game. 5. Owner was used to in using XBOX controller. 6. Owner who wants to take a chance with a RROD by playing so many hours on this game. PURCHASE PS3 GTAIV VERSION REASON. 1. You have been a PS owner before. 2. Majority of your friends owns a PS3. 3. FREE ONLINE gaming to access GTAIV Multiplayer. 4. Owner who doesn't want to deal with RROD and has the assurance to play it for many many hours. 5. PS3 owners who want to maximize the replayability of their GTAIV game thru HOME. 6. Owner was used to in using PS controller. 7. Owner was used to in playing GTA series in the PS platform. 8. GTAIV DLC is NOT a MUST!
Nice list but number 7 for PS3 is retarded. PS2 is not a PS3. Why would you think that someone would buy it for PS3 just because they played it on PS2? They are still 2 different consoles. You have to go on the merits of the current systems, not the fact that you played it on a Playstation brand machine before. I don't get that. Please elaborate on number 7 if you can.
to not get what he is saying is just silly...what he is say is that the people who played GTA3, VC, and SA on the PS2 are used to THAT controller, and the controllers, yeah its the same number of buttons on the 360, but it isnt the PS2 assigned buttons...plus the analog sticks are different...and its slightly bigger than the PS controller, either way, this game will make huge impact in the Gaming industry..i can wait less than two weeks away... off-topic: who is going to a GTA4 midnight-release night?
He already mentioned the controller in number 6. So what does number 7 apply to?
Exclusives > Multiplatform games ALWAYS
thats what they say NOW, just wait till september when you walk into gamestop and see the GTA4: liberty city stories expansion sitting there in the 360 isle. its gonna make alot of tards mad.
10 hours of extra play time? If so that is the definition of a fanboy. Also, if someone only owns a PS3, why would they be in the 360 isle? It won't matter cause it'll be SEPT. Soulcalibur IV Mercs 2 Fallout 3 Sh!t is funny.
..........but by the time the 360 GTA4 DLC comes out (at a price) I will have migrated onwards to other games. I'm not bashing GTA4 in the least, it'll rock and I'll play through it, but its certainly not the only game coming this year for PS3 owners.
Probably not a big impact in the battle between them. But PS3 having MGS4 AND GTA4 within a couple months might tip the balance in its favor. This will definitely hurt the Wii though.
regarding your question. PS2 & PS3 are different, but GTAIV become popular in the Playstation platform. Based on people that i talked to, they will purchase GTAIV in the PS3 version either on launch or in the future. A good example would be Devil May Cry, it was a famous PS2 game who became multiplat. But sales figure shows that it sold more in PS3 than the XBOX 360. Now that BUNGIE is independent, what if HALO become multiplat? Don't you think that the PS well sell more games against the XBOX system? The answer is NO. It might sell well or alot in the PS system, but their is no guaranteed that it will be put in high regards than SOCOM, RESISTANCE, and maybe KILLZONE series. HALO series was synonymous to XBOX, same as GTA to Playstation. So will it be the same situation to GTAIV? Yes indeed! I'm not only talking about games sales here, i also include sales of the NEXT GEN too as well.
is getting old, and for the last time i will explain myself. first off, every thrid article is abou tGTA4.. we know its multi-platform..buy it for which console you have, if you have both flip a coin or get the one your friend has, either way its gonna rock, and as far as graphics i will have to say maybe 360 has the open edge since the Xeno chip is more poweful than the RSX, but if R* used the Cell's power to go with the RSX than maybe we have ourselves a tie..also DLC is NOT (and i repeat NOT) a major factor in this "war", do you honestly think people are going to buy it?? i know some will, but the majority will have another game(s) to play and just dont waste their time on it... for the 360 fans: would you rather spend $15-30 on the DLC or a good $60 on Gears2? and by that time they will say Gears are far more better than some GTA4 and wont buy the DLC, i think M$ was stupid on that part, if there have to make consumers wait, dont try to outdo a game that should have your console/sales blasting...then again this is all my opinion...either way im we all get to play GTA4
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