"With the release of the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV less than two weeks away, and constant news of game stores selling out their preorders, one must wonder how well it will sell."
Halo reached it's peak that's why it sold so many And hype had started when halo 2 ENDED. And people don't realize how good gta will be compared to halo because they haven't seen any gamplay footage. In the end, gta will sell a lot more.
Theres more console out now there was for Halo. Multi-plat its gonna beat Halo. On the xbox its not gonna beat Halo.
there plentyof gamefootage out there just without the displays
@breakfast agree... in both platforms it will eat Halo... in 360 alone, it will probably not.. this shows how MS are good at brainwashing ppl into getting a crappy game like Halo...
No way it beats halo. There is just something about an exclusive game that gets everyone hyped up. GTA4 would have beaten halo if it were exclusive
Well I hope so. Halo is overrated, but GTA is worth every penny for what it offers.
@ cwalat^ If MS brainwashed people into playing Halo, then why are people still playing it? Wouldn't they have realized that it was no good the moment they turned it on instead of spending hundreds of hours online with it? I personaly don't like Guitar Hero because "I" don't enjoy it, millions of others do. So how can "I" say it's a bad overhyped game based on personal feelings?
Why don't you go ask infinity ward that question. A lot of people bought halo 3. Halo 3 sold more than COD4 but yet more ppl play COD4. Personally i think halo 3 is 3x better but i am going to be alone on this one. Visually it doesn't do much, in fact in a lot of ways halo doesnt do much but i give them points for gameplay. A game of halo is 3x more fun than COD4
Cwalat – MS didn’t brain wash anyone into playing the game. Despite what you may think a lot of us enjoyed Halo (Fact: Sales were awesome). It didn’t appeal to people like you, just like I’m sure GOW didn’t, and Ninja Gaiden when it was on the original Xbox (that is until it made a presence on the PS3). -Cwalat you silly Fanboy Trix are for Kids
@cwalat Your bio says ps3 gamer. Yet you comment on halo3 being crappy and MS brainwashing people on buying halo3 and not only couple of thousands but millions. How much have you played or are you just being brainwashed by sony on believing no other console can have good games like ps3 ? BTW i played RFOM on a friends console and it was average at the most. The controls were ackward, i dint even bother to change the settings, neither did i ask him whether there was an option or not. IN split screen you coudn't even find ur mate if one got lost. Anway, bungie and ms are not suffering because u dint pick up a 360 and bought into the halo3 hype. But belive me it was very good, not exactly a true next gen title but more of an epic like the star wars trilogy. Only COD4 got me off of it. I feel bit sad for "Real Gamers" who are being brainwashed into buying something which is supposed to be a games console but are still waiting almost 2 years for handful of games. The games are supposed to provide fun and entertainment not something to keep waiting for 3 years of annoucement and ignoring all other ones like ME, Bioshock, Halo3, Gears, PGR3/4, Dead rising, Kameo just cause its not on the only console you'll ever buy cuz sony said they have the best.
@Pyscho-I guess he only has himself to play with because he lives in the woods with no other people? That's basically what you assuming and that's just stupid. It's even odder because you played R:FoM and you didn't like it. Big deal. Everyone's different. And, next time, try leaving your opinion out of it. This is Gamerzone, so more with logic. @Thugbot187-Your calling him a fanboy? Look at your picture. I mean, at least try to hide it somehow...These people are just so painfully stupid. But, I'll give you points because your argument is originally logical. Some may like MGS, while others like Halo. Simple as that. The world goes round. On topic, this is all crap until the game comes out. Although, personally, I don't care about 360 sales. Or PS3's. I just want to see the total. That's how many were sold. Apparently, some don't get this concept.
Well Halo 3 had 16 Million Xbox Consoles to work with. GTA has 20 Million Xbox consoles and 12 million Xbox consoles, about double that. I get a feeling it'll probably do well, but its tough to beat a 300 million dollar launch. 1 out of every 5 xbox or ps3 owners need to buy the game, although many people will buy a console FOR the game, so you never know.
Way too early to say...I mean, the game is still a week and a half away. We'll know for certain in a few weeks.
seriously, Halo is nothing compared to GTA IV. Stop comparing an ant to an elephant
U are a ps3 fanboy. You never played halo. its a lot of fun. you should steal it since our type doesn't work or earn income
I EXPECT IT TOO SELL BETTER. HALO WAS AN EXCLUCIVE GTA IS A MULTIPLAT. THERE FOR IT SHOULD SELL MORE
Short, but exceptionally well written, good job Breakfast
GTA IV will be the best selling game this generation (on any console) by August 1. :)
1 in 2 people bought Halo 3 on the Xbox 360.
The sales are for both systems as halo which is truly a beast in comparison, because when you think about it halo did those number all by it's self on just 360. That's big. Actually that's huge.
Before any doucher comes in here, there is no, BUT I MEAN NO, excuse for Halo 3 outselling GTA4. None what so ever. Even in pre orders GTA4 should of won.
GTAIV will sell more combined. I still think Microsoft put more hype into Halo 3 then Rockstar is putting with GTAIV. As far as it selling more then Halo 3 on Xbox 360 by itself, no. "Even in pre orders GTA4 should of won." Well, maybe if GTA was timed exclusive on Xbox 1 it probaly would have.
The problem with GTAIV is the fact that it is multiplatform. You've got two huge companies going toe to toe trying to let people know it's on their console and it confuses people. Plus one company isn't going to put near as much revenue into a comercial that they can't put "only on" at the end of it. You wouldn't believe how many people came up to me asking what console is it going to (believing it to only be on the other console). I can't remember the last time a major release has had this type of problem. But my guess is that as more and more people find out what's going on sales will only go up from week to week.
These GTA articles are getting ridiculous
lol. hype train. chooo chooooo.
GTA IV will still be the better game,Shane Kim believes Halo 3 was overhyped and it turned out to be total trash,Bungie and Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves,and yes I realize I'm apart of this mess,but I don't want to be,go SONY(including PS1,PS2 and PSP) and PLAYSTATION®3!;) $hane
I still don't understand, how did a game that did the same thing three times in a row, that feels so mediocre do so great on Xbox, oh yeaaa.. I forgot that there target demographic is 13 year olds that are as dumb as a bag of bricks.
Just so you know. PS2 sales of GTA:SA and GTA:VC- 29 million Xbox sales of GTA:SA and GTA:VC- 1.93
so I don't see how IV will be any different. I'll say it'll sell roughly 12 million units, 7 million on 360, 5 million on PS3 or so. A PC port will probably come along 2 years from now as well.
gta4 will be one of the greatest games if not the greatest game ever,on the other hand halo3 was a major dissapointment ,i don't know how halo3 sells it's the same previous halo games just with worse levels(specially the flood level,one of worst levels in recent memory), plot and ending. gta4 is a true sequel when gta4 arrives compare it to previos gtas and compare halo3(2007) to halo1(2001).
"Preorders for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game indicate that they are neck and neck, odd considering the Xbox’s record setting attach rate, and overall lead in hardware. If reports are true, then people actually do see Grand Theft Auto as a Playstation franchise."
I'm glad we're all agreeing on the numbers for once. Considering how much flaming has been going on today. Anyway, just wanted to mention the point in the article that both 360 and PS3 preorders are close to 1 for 1. I think there was some PR statement made by Microsoft earlier that said otherwise. Glad to know things are more clarified.
I saw the one your talking about after I wrote this. The main point I was trying to get across was that the preorders aren't 2:1 like everyone thinks they are. Thanks for reading though, and good comment have a bubble.