"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.
I'm a Halo fanboy and even I know GTA will destroy it in sales.
Obviously, Halo 3 = 1 console.. GTA = 2 consoles No brainer.
Bull crap, GTA IV will surpass Halo 3.
I would love some Popeye's right now. Maybe even Church's.
Maybe it won't break the record on how fast it sold the game, but seriously, it's a multiplat game and one of the most anticipated games for both consoles, it is going to sell like hot cakes in the long run.
I think everyone knows that GTA IV will outsell Halo 3
What about the people that don't know?
He must have never met a WoW player then...
I dont think Jack thompson, Hilary or even Obama knows. Well except for obama on this site.
the article isn't on which will sell more eventually but on it's first day. READ PEOPLE He's saying that it will beat the record but only because its on both console. On individual consoles neither one will surpass the halo launch. Maybe because its on two consoles and sales are spread out, which is what i think. Also hes using halo as its the record holder. If the record was on a ps2 game he would've used that. How can you talk about breaking the previous record and not compareto the previous holder. The ps3 fans getting on the defensive over this need to get a grip. I know you don't like facts but the fact is regardless of your views on the game halo3 set the record, now its up to another game to break it. Don't get so insecure because it wasn't or couldn't be compared to any ps3 game. But I know what you reply will be Wait til mgs or gt5. I still cant see them beating halo or gta on launch or cod4 in overall sales based on the sales of previous titles and current ps3 game buying trends.
They will know soon enough.
My only issue with the HALO3 hype was the fact I plunked down money for lies. I like the game and the MP but the lies were inexcusable because MS had the ability to do something and failed. Reason? They nor Bungie give a crap about integrity. 1 - The Legendary Edition I bought was supposed to be of limited quantity. Yeah, right. I saw them in Best Buy today. 2 - The 'remastered movies' were pure crap and worse than anything I could capture with FRAPs from my PC editions of HALO and HALO2.
Why does anybody really care? GTA IV is going to be a way better game than Halo 3. Halo 3 had it's fun moments, but it's average graphics and age-old gameplay was nothing amazing. GTA IV though, so far the multiplayer modes looks 10x better than Halo 3. Who won't have fun roaming around the city with 15 other players? I cant wait
I doubt GTA4 will beat Halo 3...on a Single platform....but combined sales for both PS3/360 then no doubt it will....but Halo 3 ..was prolly the most hyped game ever..so it's gonna pretty hard to beat...on the 360 .
slit you wrists if 1 sells more i say
Oh man! GTAIV is such a failure! I'm gonna go cancel my pre-order! ;)
Hope for the best & prepare for the worst. Except in this case... halo 3 screenshots looked really good in the magazines. The halo 3 beta was only a beta. The whole world wanted to know how good was this video game? media, celebs & corporate special council helped advertise. We stood in line, came home & said to ourselves. I think gears is better than this & when the hell is socom coming out? we got hardware malfuntions & freezings & scratched disc. bill gates, epic, bunjie & peter Moore jumped ship. so did we. grand theft -multi platform. Ram magnums has špoken... P.S. Get one
yeah hate Halo3 all you want sony faithful but just because the you and your multiple accounts have switched over from the sdf site to claim n4g as your own believe that Halo3 sucks doesn't make it so. Yeah and of course when you kids count up ps2 sales numbers, or any other software sales numbers that happen to look good for Sony then those #'s actually mean something, but when the CLEAR evidence of Halo3's record sales and continued play over Live which is only 2nd right now to another amazing title (COD4) are brought up somehow #'s don't count, suddenly they dont mean anything, ha ha talk about hypocrites, lmfao but the either way the Halo3 holds records and millions including myself still enjoy it but oh I forgot thats impossible, Halo3's #'s are a fluke, its all just "hype", why? well because the sdf n4g crowd said so, ha ha OK sure..... JOY
It's not wrong to root to uncrown Halo. This is the tech world. Things come and go. That goes for Halo 3 and any other game before or after it.
foolish article. GTA4 will be the biggest selling game ever. i'm looking forward to it, yes- but not more than some other games. (like MGS4,KZ2,and GeOW2) but, GTA series has more of a mass appeal than any of the halo games. only FF might come close. add to this that the game will be available for more gamers than the halo series. as far as this article goes: who cares? sales are sales and dollars are dollars. this crap about halo 3 ending up being bigger as far as "one platform sales" is a meaningless discussion. again, i don't see any relevance.
Do we need to see articles written about crap like this. The two games are completely different and appeal to two different people. Yeah we will have some that play both but some will play one and not the other. Whatever douchbag thought this crap up needs an enema. Halo 3 sold well because people wanted to finish the fight and see how it all ended and for GTA4, people want to see what R* can do with a next gen machine and see how they have improved their already fun and exciting game play. Two different games entirely.
Halo 3 is just a memory...and is not forgotten after people start to play GTA4 and MGS4... Do not for get these two games...they will sell consoles...even some xbox 360 consoles we be sold because of GTA4....but we all know in our hearts of hearts that the PS3 will benefit the most out of all the games being released this year and next....but GEARS of WAR 2 will be awesome for the xbox crowd! And COD4 is better than Halo 3...but it is just my opinion...heck i think UT3 is better an Halo3....exspecially now that it is $40... But hopefully there will be a Halo 4....microsoft is gonna need it by 2010 to stay competitive...I do not understand why they want to end the franchise...but that was probably hype for people to buy Halo 3 thinking it was the last Halo game.... I just hope GTA4 will be awesome on both platforms...
I got rainbow 6 vegas 2. on the pc, it's not better graphically then the first one tbh. But it does me. I like the gameplay. Halo is a completely different game then gta. Lets be honest here, Gta is a violent game, anyone that says otherwise is an idiot. Maybe alot of ppl don't want their kids playing it. Halo although an fps, is about destroying aliens etc, not ppl. When games interweave with real life, some parents have a problem with that.
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