Online rental service Gamefly has released its Top 10 Most Anticipated Rentals, with Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 holding a commanding lead over the PS3 version.
rentals really? So xbox owners don't want to buy this game? What's commanding lead mean? where are numbers? Wouldn't both version of the game have equal rental Anticipation? Unless someone is excessively carrying one version of the game. I guess this means more rentals are left over for PS3. YAY. edit: i was just joking. I can edit some stuff i guess.
De-evolutionized humans to the right, please. --------------> Edit: Think before you post next time. Fanboy comments are not allowed in the gamer zone.
Do people really think this is some sort of support for the 360? Ignorance really is bliss. Yes, more people have the 360 than PS3. So more people will be renting it for the 360....which also says NOTHING for sales really for either system. Chaos is partially right, more people renting does nothing but look BAD for your system. So flame bait propaganda like this should be removed.
Gamefly has always been an indicator of how sale portions will be. It's pretty much exactly like taking a random poll. Which if you poll 1,000 random people they will be within plus or minus 3 percent of any given population they are drawn from. Sorry my sociologist coming out here.
lol, @fanboy comments not allowed in the gamerzone. this isn't really surprising though but not really definitive either
Everyone knows Gamefly is totally console prejudice!
I have it in my Q. Although I might not even continue my subscription to gamefly going into May. Their service has been awful ever since I started it in Jan and never have I gotten my money worth out of it. For every 3 months as a member I should be getting 1 month free. Only once have I actually got more than 2 games in a month w/ their 2 games plan and that wasn't by choice. I'd get a game, or two, beat one of them in 3-4 days, send it back, beat the other in the same time, send it back and wait, and wait, and wait... I'll go back to buying every single game I care about and maybe go to the local rental store to pick up something to pass the time between games... The thing is though, a lot of 360 games I rent just for the achievements and/or for something to play. Although I do own 3 more 360 games than PS3 games. But with GTA IV I'm 99.8% positive that I'll buy on the PS3. Just like DMC 4 which I bought on the PS3 and rented for the 360. I'll probably just rent the 360 version for the achievements, and buy the PS3 version. I made the mistake of buying the same games twice because I couldn't decide which console to get it on and I doubt I'll ever do that again... I know I'm the small minority of gamers who often buy a game for Ps3 then rent in on the 360 but still, I'm sure others do this as well...
Does this translate into more 360 gamers anticipating GTAIV or more 360 gamers who arent 'purchasing' GTAIV? 'Cause I mean..c'mon... who "rents" GTA games? You WONT beat it in 5 days, and you WILL want to re-rent it...so why keep paying over and over? Its not a game you beat and leave alone...the replay value of GTA is ridiculous. Even before they added multiplayer.
get bored of running down hookers in less than 5 days. I sold GTA 3 and vice city (sigh, i bought into the hype) after a week because I got bored with the missions and found that running down hookers or beating up pimps wasn't as fun as it sounds. If there wasn't taxi/police/ambulance/fire missions I would've dropped it earlier.
Most people that Play GTA dont finish it. i love GTA but it does get old after a while.
well When the game comes out and sells more on the 360 I am sure we will hear the excuse "the 360 has a bigger install base" but in reality the ps2 should be dominating every quarter in software sales.. I mean it does have a bigger install base then the 360 right? Also if the game is good which I am sure it will be. Then that RENTAL just turned into a SALE....See how that works?
No I don't see how that works. A rental is a rental, and a sale is a sale, and rental isn't a sale. And the 360 owners want to rent GTA? That can't be a great sign for sales. And even with a MUCH bigger install base, PS3 did very well on DMC4 in comparison to 360.
STOP! Your using actual logic, don't you know that unless you have delusions of grandeur surrounding the ps3, the vicious sony disagree monster will magically add 50 disagree's to your post. But seriously, the single sony fanboy on this whole site will use his 1000 alternate accounts to hijack anything that isn't worshipping sony and bashing MS. ; )
How are you not grasping such a simple concept?
the ps2 is the LAST gen system. It's not the 360's competitor. The ps3 and the wii are it's competitors. ps2 competed with the original xbox and the gamecube. That was a REALLY ridiculous comment in so many ways man. People aren't buying ps2 games as much BECAUSE everyone knows of the NEXT GEN systems. With that said, the software sales are down on that system (ps2) due to awareness of the newer systems Common sense man
his noggin.. dude dilusional fanboys can't comprehend such concepts..
Wow, Rockstar must be thrilled that more people want to rent the xbox version. It is probably just like buying the used version, Rock* probably sees very little of the profits.
What are you gonna do, people are dumb.
just so people know according to MS the GTA4 pre-orders are in the 360s favor 2:1, and that includes NA and EMEA. the interview was posted yesterday.
haha its rental not buying what the crap? anyway this hardly means a thing, DLC pushes gta way ahead, that i can agree with but some rental sites poll? i dont think so
you fail to realize that most casual gamers could care less about of the DLC In fact most people who play GTA don't even finish the game. but on Topic. rentals are for people who are unsure about a game. GTA in my opinion is a must buy. As a Ps3 fan if i saw playstation ahead in rentals. i wouldn't be too happy about that
PS3 games are neither ahead in rental nor in sales so what are you saying? Anyway, you saying casual gamers wont go for DLC, i'm saying is GTAIV is not for casual gamers. Casual gamers like, viva pinata, wii, ratchet and clank. OH one more point, DLC on 360 is a success, looking at 1 million downloads of COD4 mappack. Whether you finish the game or not, if you're getting new content its like getting something new. Dont downplay the DLC FFS this generation is all about DLC/ONLINE gameplay.
Fanboy aside, GTA game is a must buy not rental. --ICUP--
I can't believe GTA IV is so out of control amongst the fanboys that we are now debating rentals of a game that isn't even out yet.
Within the next 24 hours, there will be atleast 2 "Microsoft Has Devil Baby", or "Xbox 360 Kills Family of Five", or the ever popular "PS3 Grants Eternal Life" stories from N4G contributers homemade websites. It's just how things work on this site. There is far too much positive 360 news right now.
I agree....The fanboys on this site are the worse I ever seen. Bubbles for you my good man.
@Genuine Bubbles, ur'e right bro. Unfortunately this will happen. I'm just glad that the balance is coming back otherwise last 2 1/2 months were nothing but "KICK THE 360" time. I'm also thankful to all the 360 supporters out there who haven't given up on this site and continue to come here. We have to maintain the yingyang thing here.
RENTAL? GTA:IV RENTAL? omfg.. die
I just look forward to GTA IV, it's been since Christmas that a game made me feel like a kid at Christmas. It would be nice if more AAA devs/publishers would release heavy hitters during the spring/summer monthes.
I'm surprised people even care. After the game comes out I'm not going to care what outsells what anymore. In fact, I never have. I guess I can SOMEWHAT understand some people's concern in console sales. I'll never feel the same, but I give those things a "sure, whatever" attitude. Game sales? Seriously, why care?
This game should be bought, not rented.
All the sony fans on this side say otherwise! I'm confused
As said before, GTA4 needs to be bought not rented. Regardless of version.
LOL at sony fans facing the facts.... go home loosers.
Of course the game will do better on the 360 in the U.S. The 360 install bases has an over 5 million console edge on ps3. So it's common sense. However, ps3 will still sell more consoles in april. Because not only does it have gta 4 but they also have gran turismo prologue. The real question is will gta 4 on the 360 beat the ps3 version worldwide. NOT just america
--lol no. "The PS3 GTA IV is in seventh place, behind understandable choices like Mario Kart Wii and completely inexplicable choices like the underwhelming Viking:Battle for Asgard and Army of Two." ---LLLMMMFFFAAAOOO "Does anybody know how quick Sony can crank out another God of War game? Because that may be what it takes to turn things around." ---ahahAHAhahahHAHAHA ownage. Sony has one AAA title. lol.
well the only reason why alot of 360 owners are renting the game is because they doubt there 360 can last for the entire game.... dont wet ur panties...over a rental chart...
Hahaha. Fine. All of us Bots will wait until the day after it launches, when the 360 version has sold over 5 million copies and PS3 barely 300,000. lol. Trust me on this one. 360 owners buy games.
i always rent my games at blockbuster, and if i like them i just keep em. does everyone here know that you pay for a 2 week rental from blockbuster for a game, after 2 weeks they automatically charge your credit card for the game, BUT if you return the game before one month after they have charged you then they credit your credit card back minus $1.25 storage fees. in short, i rent a game and keep it for 45 days and then just return it.
I hate having rental stickers and tags on my stuff.
if/when I end up keeping a game, i just go back to the blockbuster store i rented it from i tell them i'm gonna keep it, and they give me the original case back. i've done it MANY times, and got alot of my friends into doing it too.
But don't they still have all those stickers and what not on the disks? Edit- what's with these phantom disagrees. I didn't say anything much. Nor did etowone. The things so people put up phantom disagrees for are stupid. Not to mention cowardly considering they can't ATLEAST state any reasons for the disagree to stuff that isn't EVEN debatable in the first place.
and then I return them and get my money back. I may just go rent mass effect again and then just keep it if its a good copy, they will probaly only charge me 29$(I think thats what they always charge me). So 29 + 10 = less than a eb used game of good quality. I like it cause I can keep games like mass effect for 3 weeks.
what stickers are you referring to?? when you rent a game from blockbuster, they give you a clean disk and a blockbuster case. if you want to keep the game, the give you the original case. simple as that. maybe your talking about getting used games that have the used sticker on it.
when I rather own. wich I all ready got my ps3 copy pay off
Obviously. As if there was ever any question more 360 games get rented than any other. Two simple words: Achievement whores.
It's US only... Rent is proportional to base... Duh.
360 still has a slightly larger European install base than ps3. Couple that with the recent price drop, Live, 7.0 game attach ratio for Europe, $50 million worth of GTA dlc, and there is a very good chance of GTA 360 being #1 in Europe as well. But who knows for sure, we'll just have to wait and see.
yupz.. wow so when does rental counts as which console will sell the most.... ne ways..i'll be enjoying the game so i could care less....
You guys dont see the whole picture. NOt everyone is rich or has spare time to buy and keep all the games. There are big number of teens out there have 360s cuz they are gamers and moved on from ps2. They want to try out and get achievements on rented games cuz their pocket money wont last much if they keep buying games. On the other hand the pre-orders are 2:1 for 360 so that means there are also big number of people out there with steady income and are gamers that will be buying it for their 360.
The largest user base in the States is the Xbox 360 user base so if Gamefly was taking North American rental reserves then sure, the 360 version would have a higher rate of rentals. Am I all wet on this or is this just way to obvious?
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