GTA IV Will Not Impact Console War, Analyst Says

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

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Anego Montoya FTMFW3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

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.

Anego Montoya FTMFW3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

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."

w/ this, the infamous "first review" and the rumors.
This holds some weight.

It might NOT be true, but there IS a POSSIBILITY.

mintaro3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

"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

Anego Montoya FTMFW3893d ago

But there is about 20 million people who do care.


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.

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Feihc Retsam3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

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.

Montrealien3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

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.

dan-boy3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

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

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fenderputty3893d ago

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.

pwnmaster30003893d ago

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

BLUR1113893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

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

King20083893d ago

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.

Crazyglues3893d ago

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.

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