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Planet GTA : "PS3 version is undoubtedly superior to the Xbox 360"

PlanetGTA writes: "Contrary to what many expected, it seems as though the PlayStation 3 version is selling more than the Xbox 360 version at certain large retailers. UK retailer ASDA is reporting that the PS3 version is selling three times more than its rival - the Xbox 360. Over in Australia, EB Games is reporting that while their pre-sales figures show both versions selling fairly close, the PS3 version is in the lead. Another retailer in that country, Gametraders, is saying the PS3 version is selling double than the Xbox 360.

Interesting indeed, I myself - who is a big fan of the Xbox 360 - will be getting the PlayStation 3 version, as I've read and heard personally from people who have played the game already that this version is undoubtedly superior to the Xbox 360. Granted, not as much that I would recommend going out to buy a PS3 console if you have a 360 already. Too bad that episodic content is Xbox exclusive, is Take-Two/Rockstar regretting that decision now?"

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niall773559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

here come the fanboys

"duck and cover"

But yeah... the harddrive would really help a open world game.

didnt the devs of Mass Effect said the pop in problems on the 360 version where because of no HDD at some point?

but I wouldnt pay attention to what this guy is saying, we have less then a week left before we find out which version runs better of if both are the same

sonarus3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

I'll be waiting for confirmation myself but honestly i wouldn't be surprised. With a standard hard drive, it could really boost the performance of the ps3 version.

This is going to be good though. Some epic comments are inbound

HighDefinition3559d ago

How many more to go? is the question.

Problems w/ the PS3 are a thing of the PAST.
Problems w/ the 360 are a thing of the FUTURE.

:P

gamesR4fun3559d ago

Cant wait to get it going on my ps3 From what Ive seen of the 360 footage it looks amazing. Doubt it will be much better graphics wise but still cant wait to see it on hi-def on the ps3!

ukilnme3559d ago

It has been proven time after time that the fanboys will show up no matter which version was said to be superior. They show up even when the devs say both versions are equal. I'll rent them both first and decide from there but that will be well after launch day.

sonarus3559d ago

Yea graphics wise they will probably be about the same but when you consider things like pop in e.t.c. with ps3 having a hard drive i imagine it will be less frequent

HighDefinition3559d ago

"During an interview with the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar's creative vice president Dan Houser was posed this question: "On PS3 you've got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you've got plenty of storage, whereas on Xbox 360 there's no guarantee of a hard-drive and you're working with the DVD format. Does that create limitations?" To which he simply answered, "Yep."

Drekken3559d ago

All these reports about which is superior, besides the elusive DLC... I havent heard anything about the xbox version being better.

PS3 with the install is sure to have less pop up and load times. Just look at UT3 before and after the optional HDD install. Cleary noticable difference!

HighDefinition3559d ago

that people are currently are playing these games....

That make this hold some weight, IMO anyway.

kevoncox3559d ago

i'll wait for the reviews...Just last month industry insides heard and saw the ps3 at the sales charts....Then we know what happened...

BTW does everyone still doubt MS' supply issues statment?

chaosatom3333559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

Ps3 has finally starting to show it potential.

if ps3 version > 360 version, then it will make xbox fans eat their own words when they said that the ps3 multiplatform games is going to always have 'problems' and is never going to be better than xbox multiplatform games.

ATLRoAcH3559d ago

Every since I read a preview in P:TOM, I knew Sony was on top of it. Rockstar told P:TOM that Sony had its technicians come in and help. Rockstar said they wore "White Lab Coats" like they were some mad scientists or something. I think Sony gave Rockstar A LOT of attention to insure that the PS3 version would be great. If the PS3 version is superior, than you can think those guys in the "WHITE LAB COATS".

NO_PUDding3559d ago

Yes, I still doubt the 360 hardware shortages.

PS3 dropped in sales, 360 didn't gain very much at all. The 500 difference was made in a big drop for the PS3 that month.
And anomalies, like people deciding not to buy the PS3 that month, will never be predicted by analysts.

It's why it's a well paid, but tricky and pointless job.

JsonHenry3559d ago

Lol, you can keep GTA, I don't care what platform it is on. The GTA series has been the SAME damn game repackaged since GTA 3.

captainpwn3559d ago

- HDD
- Free online
- Amazing controller
- Playstation franchise

vs.

-...
-...
-...
-DLC???

Sev3559d ago

Holy crap, this article has exploded.

This is sure to spark some debate.

Im getting the PS3 version.

P4KY B3559d ago

- HDD (yes, i give you that one)
- Free online
- ...
- Playstation franchise (not quite, I played GTA first on an AMIGA!)

vs.

-...
-Amazing controller
-...
-DLC

Homicide3559d ago

It's true. The PS3 version is better. The PS3 version has faster load times, less frame rate problems and Rockstar likes the way the PS3 version looks. Also free online, home, sixaxis support and it will have DLC.

Black_Jack3559d ago

bah, who really gives a f*K i'm gettin the ps3 version because i own one so why would i argue otherwise. Those of you with two consoles i think the debates plain stupid, are you in some way argueing to justify your own purchase? just buy it and play it. this whole our version is better than yours thing is getting old.

dantesparda3559d ago

Drekken, why you gotta use my avatar? lol!

Tarasque3559d ago

No Fanboy's the game isn't even out yet. So how can ps3 sell more, what the title should say is that more people are pre-ordering on ps3. Well i have to say i am picking the game up the first day and not pre-ordering along with quite a few friends not a single one of us pre-orderd.

Tarasque3559d ago

- HDD (Same as 360 version)
- Free online (You paid for the system didn't you?)
- Amazing controller (Your opinion)
- Playstation franchise

vs.

- HDD (There is an optional install for 360 if you have HDD)
- Reliable Online (Dont have to worry about dedicated servers going down)
- Amazing Controller (IMO)
- Microsoft Franchise
- DLC

See that whole deal isn't even worth talking about. Who care's, Just buy on the system that's best for you or the only one you own.

TheUsedVersion3559d ago

Here is the entire article that was pulled in case you missed it:

Firstly, this week IGN is running a "GTA IV week", where new content is posted everyday. Yesterday we already reported on the interview with the game's Art Director, Aaron Garbut, which can be read here. Last night they published an article detailing four of the game's multiplayer modes - covering Free Mode, Team Mafiya Work, Team Car Jack City and Turf War. Read that over here.

Yesterday we reported on the US edition of OXM giving the game a final score of 9.5/10, as seen here. Today we have news on another Xbox magazine, Xbox World 360(UK), who gave the game a score of 98%, saying the game has an "oscar-worthy dialogue", "unfeasibly rich gameworld" and "inspiring mission design".

Contrary to what many expected, it seems as though the PlayStation 3 version is selling more than the Xbox 360 version at certain large retailers. UK retailer ASDA is reporting that the PS3 version is selling three times more than its rival - the Xbox 360. Over in Australia, EB Games is reporting that while their pre-sales figures show both versions selling fairly close, the PS3 version is in the lead. Another retailer in that country, Gametraders, is saying the PS3 version is selling double than the Xbox 360.

Interesting indeed, I myself - who is a big fan of the Xbox 360 - will be getting the PlayStation 3 version, as I've read and heard personally from people who have played the game already that this version is undoubtedly superior to the Xbox 360. Granted, not as much that I would recommend going out to buy a PS3 console if you have a 360 already. Too bad that episodic content is Xbox exclusive, is Take-Two/Rockstar regretting that decision now?

If you live in the U.S. and have access to G4TV, then you can tune in this Sunday at noon, as the channel will be showing game play footage of the game. According to them, this will be the first place where such footage will be available to the public.

Lastly, Capcom in Japan announced that they'll be publishing the game locally later this year. Stay tuned for all the updates!

fermcr3559d ago

PC version will rull them all. Waiting for PC version :)

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Fishy Fingers3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

"I've read and heard personally from people who have played the game already that this version is undoubtedly superior to the Xbox 360"

What people?? Once again, no evidence, no real news, just more opinion and unless the source is stated that opinion is no more valid than yours or mine.

HighDefinition3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

But I hear ya.

Fishy Fingers3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

He doesn't even say he has played either version, so he's not even speaking from experience..

"read and heard personally from people"

Great, people still tell me MGS will go to the 360, but I wont believe it until its confirmed or I see it myself. I think some people have little understanding of what "News" actually is.

To be News you need evidence, fact, confirmation. At the very least this article should be posted under rumour.

Sorry to rank but stories like this do NOTHING good for the gaming community, just divide it, people seem to have forgot we all enjoy the same hobby, playing games. PLAYING games.

HighDefinition3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

You agree people are currently playing it RIGHT NOW!!!! So that alone this HOLDS a bit of weight, 6 months ago, NO. Now, YES.

That alone makes it different than your example of MGS4 on 360.

And.....I disagree, things like this create passion, which is why gaming is growing at a alarming rate.

ukilnme3559d ago

@ Fishy Fingers

I totally agree. We are the real gamers at? The ones that appreciate a good game no matter what console it is on. I think too many on this site get more out of flaming than they do gaming but I guess N4G gets more hits that way.

HighDefinition3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

If you think all it does is create negativity...your very mistaken.

Does "fanboyism" hurt sports. No, It helps it grow. If you can`t see that you should look around at everything people are "fanboys" about cause it`s not just gaming. How about politics?

Fishy Fingers3559d ago

If you think "fanboyism" is good for gaming then you really belong in the Open Zone.

ukilnme3559d ago

Fanboyism hurts the gaming industry when you have certain fanboys say they will not buy a game because it went multiplatform. It happened with DMC4.

HighDefinition3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

Cause you really not hearing what i`m saying.

Do you have a favorite restaurant?
Do you have one you don`t ever eat at?
Do you vote?
Do you like a certain sports team?
Do you prefer a certain type of girl?

And me and My 8 bubbles have done quite well in this Zone, unlike you had to whine to get your ban lifted. So....I wouldn`t talk about that.

@ukilnme

I agree.

ukilnme3559d ago

Well, to answer your questions.

Do you have a favorite restaurant? 123 Fish.
Do you have one you don`t ever eat at? I wish.
Do you vote? Yes
Do you like a certain sports team? Lakers, Raiders and Tarheels
Do you prefer a certain type of girl? Hot Asians (My Wife)

NO_PUDding3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

I think the divide is made bigger by criticising like this.

It's fine we have some flamebait, as long as it's equal. we don't want this site clogged up with only great news for the PS3 or 360 because then we get a biased view of the industry.

But I think the real gamers are here. Just more important is where you'll get the best experience.

Everyone who is critizing this story has lots of bubbles, and far more respect than me due to that, I automatically have respect for those with more bubbles, but I think that I am right in saying there is nothing wrong with this kind of article.

There's nothing wrong with another rumour of MGS coming to 360. There's nothing wrong with another article that says Gears of War 2 will be the best game this year.

Opinions and journalism go hand in hand, and nowadays console choice and gaming go hand in hand. So please stop moaning, and get involved in the debate! It's fun.

EDIT: HD summed up what i was saying in the time I spent writing this damned essay.

spectyre3559d ago

Those were my exact same thoughts when I read the article. I am reminded of the Orange Box fiasco on the PS3. Everyone said it was much better on the 360 and that PS3 version suffered from frame rate issues. It really held me back from buying the game. I found it on sale at Best Buy and bought it in Febuary. I can't believe I almost missed picking this one up. The frame rate stutters a bit for about 1.5 seconds after a level loads. Definately not a deal breaker. I had never played the Half Life series before and I now have a new favorite FPS. Portal is a blast also.

BIGELLOW3559d ago

I think it would help to give a proper meaning to the term "fanboy".

If one only bashes or praises the consoles that they own and use, and speaks only the truth, then it is only opinion and not "fanboyism".

If one bashes or praises a console he/she doesn't even own, or uses lies to misrepresent a console, that is "fanboyism".

Thoughts?

ukilnme3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

@ NO_PUDding

Maybe you are right. I'm joining the debate.

I think both versions will suck. LOL, how's that?

Edit: Just for the record. More bubbles don't necessarily mean you have more respect. Some on N4G have multiple accounts and buddies to keep their bubble counts high.

Edit 2: I don't think the game will suck. I'm still undecided on which version I'm getting and that sucks.

NO_PUDding3559d ago

@ukilnme

Fine by me, just don't buy the game so I can get my preorder sooner :P

By the way, the word flamebait of mine is proabably a bad choice, I emant opnionated articles, becuase flamebait is just that. I was referrign to artciles like this that are considered flamebait.

castags3559d ago

after 2.8 i would shut the hell up

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Hydrolex3559d ago

Whoever thought Rockstar is going to stab sony in the back ...

actually Rockstar milked Microsoft, lol 50mil = 50 buggattis

red_ring_of_death3559d ago

ill have mine 2nite
if you live in ny
local store will have them
2nite or tomorrow morning
ps3 rules

Json 3603559d ago

So true Hydrolex,so true

DarK-SilV3559d ago

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jollygoodchap83559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

The flames in here will rival the very flames of hell.

Kazuo Hirai3559d ago

like,I have both a Playsation and an Xbop and stuff,but I'm going to get GTA4 on the Playsation,cuz people say like,it looks and plays better and stuff

KillaManiac3559d ago

whats a playsation and xbop?

Figboy3559d ago

the fact that she can even work the internet is enough to cut her some slack...

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