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.