Joystiq writes: "Amazon PR Manager Tammy Hovey confirmed to Joystiq that the Sony wording was in fact "a campaign paid for by Sony" and that Microsoft will be "doing something similar next week".
WOW. Looks like GTA4 is really where the big bucks are at. These guys are going all out. Sony doesn't seem to be working as hard as MSoft though but i am sure(hoping) they have something planned
Maybe Sony have something planned, but im sure it wont be too big, they are focusing on promoting PS3 Exclusives, and yes i know that GTA is really important but they are not focusing on GTA IV
...what they really want to sell is those $400-$500 PS3s.
Because video game consoles have a very, very small mark up (usually $1-$2) so Amazon and all other retailers care much more about software sales than hardware as far as consoles are concerned.
Please refer to this helpful diagram when trying to decide which version of GTA4 you want.
I keep posting that diagram.
Now that was seriously funny. Bubbles for you mate. Still LMAO on Sorry- you should be hahaha
why can't i attach pictures? :~(
My posting the diagram repeatedly is no more annoying than all the "360 vs. PS3 GTA4 WHICH IS BEST OMG!!!!!!!!11111111111111" ; articles. On a related note, it's also no more annoying than stupid user clones.
I knew it was only a matter of days till Sony started 'publicly' campaigning for GTA4,looks like Amazon is one of their targets
Well it's a very high profile target.
I don't even want to look at them. I know I want the game already and it's going to be nothing but dirt flinging from both companies.
Paying someone off? That is just soo low. Shame Sony...shame on you
And how are they doing that exactly? Sorry, but Sony isn't as low as Microshaft. You must have them confused with another company.
You're going to have to try harder this time to make me laugh.
Yeh...must be that "other" company that knowingly put rootkits on their music CDs to keep people from stealing "their" property. Funny how part of the code that was used for the rootkits was stolen from the open source community and claimed as their own...irony. The point...NEITHER of them are angels...Microsoft and Sony are BOTH greedy corporations. Of course corporate cheerleaders will argue otherwise.
ArmrdChaos, as far as I can tell...M$ is doing the most gobbling in the videogame industry. Sony does things for the money as well but AT LEAST they know how to make the money. They don't release rushed products off the market, and they sure as hell don't bribe their consumers into buying their products. If you're going to disagree with me, then disagree with me for the right reasons. Sony is a Japanese based company. Japanese may want to make money but they don't do it half-assed.
Microsoft says to get the complete expierence of GTA 4 is to get the 360 version, it looks to me that the DVD on the 360 actually limited us form the complete expiereince due to DVD size plus the graphics are better on PS3 according to the maker of GTA 4 looks like GTA 5 will be a PS3 exclusive.
is to: America, home of the brave.
Go Sony! Go, go, go!
you could just pay $50 million dollars for exclusive DLC. haha =]
ps3 version here for sure
Microsoft fanboys can't say that GTA belongs or is meant to be played on their on their system because it was out on the PS originally. Sony has every right to say that the game is meant to be played on PS3. Imagine if Halo or Gears of War came to PS3. You can't say PS3 is the home of Halo because it's origin is on the Xbox! Also, I don't understand why Xbox 360 fans think the game belongs on that system.. If they're big fans then they played the game originally on the PS. Why would you turn your back on that now?
You are right
ACTUALLY it was on the PC originally with GTA I, nice try though bud.
yeah your right about the first few GTA's but Sony's playstation was the one that put GTA on the map and the reason many people love this game today
we know this is not about "love" for the franchise but more just another "na na we got one of your franchises" parades. I have a feeling a decent number of 360 owners might not even care for this title. To assume that the entire 360 nation is acting as one to outbuy ps3 owners when it comes to software is the fabric of fanboy fantasy.
Microsoft has been the one really focusing on gta4. Sony has been focusing on its exclusives.
Yep, thats what i said
PR is just PR, whatever version you happen to play have fun, no doubt it's a strong contender for GotY. Yeah, the graphics part is true, Rockstar and IGN said it themselves, but to be fair, they're practically identical, they said you had to be nitpicking to find the differences.
It has better FR and better graphics Plus people especially the europeans are ordering just the PS3 version
I'm want to know. Do you guys understand that many people will buy both, play the game and have a blast? on either console? And do you also understand that 98% of these people wont care about the console war and don't even know what the word fanboy means? I just want to know if you guys know how meanignless all this banter is in the real world.
Oh, and this has nothing to do with fanboy crap but word of the wise... It will sell more on 360 in NA. Myself I am getting it on the 360. *runs off to play GT5*
It will be interesting to see if any of these tactics work in Sony's favor.
PS3 version of GTA4 is outselling x360 version 2:1 --10:1 all over europe. GAME isnt even advertising the X360 version PS3 version is at no1 ..x360 version not in top 10 http://www.game.co.uk PS3 version will easily outsell the x360 version 4:1 or 5:1 in europe In USA PS3 version will have a higher LTD sales It is over for MS and x360 even in USA
lol, Nazi'm. You're so f*cking stupid. Forget to take your meds today?
Man im glad its almost out so these sort of stories stop.
I could care less about how Microsoft or Sony ads or kills themselves to sell this game. I just want to play it. This is madness!
They'll just change forms. Instead, we'll see N4G flooded with all sorts of irrelevant articles on which version is selling more.
ri0tsquad..... madness!?!?! this....is...GTA!!! :-P
madness !?! ... this ... is .... SPARTA !!!!!!!
yo be honest i was gone get gta4 on the xbox but i swear i just played madden 08 online two games and then tryed to play call of duty 4 it keeps freezing at the select a game type screen and i am so tired of it i dont care about bein able to play with friends if i cant play at all im gettin the ps3 version so i dont have to worry about any problems get mad disagree with me all you want im just tekking the truth
PS2 owners would be purchasing a new PS3 + GTA4 only some xbox owners who are also x360 owners would purchase the X360 version IN USA In UEROPE PS3 version will ONLY SELL to consumers since europeans dont even know that there is a console named X360
These things dont really matter to me, cause I'll be playing this game in a few days anyway :)
have a ps3 and 360 but for some odd reason i am getting it for ps3 if the dlc is good gonna get the 360 version too, i just want to use my dual shock 3
I have both systems and I'm getting it for the PS3. That's where my heart will stay forever for GTA! I started on the PS and I will end on the PS. I will not give in to Microsoft antics with DLC. If you're a true GTA fan you won't get away from your roots, which is playing GTA on the PS. @Arlexv It was on PC and PS within the same year. Who cares? Xbox didn't get it until after Vice City came out for PlayStation. PlayStation usually got it before PC did, as is the case now.
actually it started on the PC
Microsoft is the most greedy corporation of them all if they made every thing from electricity to nano machines everybody would accept everything that there doing just like there doing today and same thing with the XBox 360 fans.
but it is over for them in the console war
Since I don't have LIVE right now, a 360 version won't matter to me anyway. I'll be buying this for the PS3, along with a new DS3 to go with it. I'll be buying it on Amazon though, since I can find the DS3 for cheaper than store price. Besides, like people above me have stated, i'm so used to playing GTA on the Playstation brand; it's mostly just continuing the tradition.
GTA games sold on PS 45 Million. GTA games sold on XB 4 Million. I think its safe to say GTA is meant to be played on Playstation.
I'd get it on ps3 for teh free online and dualshock im used to dualshock for gta
That's where the roots of that game came from and like thereapersson said its tradition :), and you know tradition is important
GTA IV meant to be played on PS3 like everyother GTAs
It's meant to be played on Playstation. lol! Is that the best they can do? I guess Metal Gear and Final Fantasy are meant to be played on Nintendo hardware then. I'm getting the full experience, not the crippled PS3 version.
actually KOJIMA producer of MGS series chose the PS1 cus it gave him the ability to do what he wanted to do with the frachise, n plus everyone had a ps1 because it was a gigantic change from the visuales, look at KOJIMA today he could of easily chose the Xbox over PS3 but he found that the Xbox360 just did'nt have the capabilities of pulling off a massive game like MGS4 n plus it runs on a DVD9......HECK!! PS3 has a 50GB Blue-ray disc and his still complaining...this shows why he did'nt choose anyother console when the PS1 was around
If Blu-Ray is so great and allows developers to make much bigger games, how come we haven't seen any PS3 exclusive games that offer more content than 360 exclusives. Give me an example of a PS3 exclusive that offers more content/length than Mass Effect. And please, stick to games that are actually released.
Yakuza 3, maybe Folklore and definitley Disgaea 3
^^^ I'm talking next gen games here.
Last time I checked Yakuza and Folklore are nex-gen, dumb shіt, Xbot's ,excuses for everything. How is the PS3 version crippled? The only thing you guys got going is DLC, wow, some new cars and missions, Rockstar prefers the graphics on the PS3. Crippled? I think you got it backwards ya fυcking idiot.
They don't look next gen to me, more like PS2 ports. More 6/10 rated PS3 garbage titles.
Good old reliable Nasim, back with his made up numbers and bullcrap propaganda, where have you been buddy?
"the Xbox 360 was creating "limitations" for the game" 6 Days till the flu ;)
something tells me the PS3 version will end up being the superior game at the end of the line.One of the people from Rock* indirectly stated that the PS3 version looks better, the exact words..(( I like the way [the PS3] renders.” He concluded, “There’s a certain kind of softness without being blurry - some warmth to it - and then there’s a certain more clinical element to how the 360 looks.”)) does that mean the 360 version looks blurry??
That I have a hard time seeing this game played on any other platform since the majority of them have been played on the PS systems of old. Maybe that is why it was worded that way...
*raises arms Shang Tsung style* Let the FLAMES BEGIN!!