GTA IV Runs at 630p on PS3, But Who Cares?

In another case of news that makes up fanboys' dreams, we've got another case of missing Ps. This time it's Grand Theft Auto IV on PlayStation 3, which has been discovered to run at only 630p – well short of the 720p you find in the 360 version.

You can find a fairly simple explanation of what that means on Kotaku, but anyone who's played the game or checked out GameVideos' side-by-side comparison of the game knows that the game looks great on both consoles. There's a slight difference with the color palettes in the two versions, and the slightly warmer colors in the PS3 version might just be a result of Rockstar using the processing power on something other than displaying those extra 90 lines.

Ultimately, while fanboys might bicker and argue about which technical detail makes for the superior version, the rest of us can go on with enjoying a terrific game.

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Breakfast3875d ago

No only matter if its Halo. cant even tell.

chaosatom3333875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

COD4 looks good at 640p, gtaiv looks good at 640p.

Does halo look nearly as good as cod4 or gtaiv at 640p?

HALO was touted as the end to all gaming?
------>Look at the first trailer for god sakes.
------> halo didn't look anywhere near that trailers. GTAiv does.

edit @below: You try playing GTA AND cod4, before making a judgement and make sure that you eat some breakfast before you do, or can cause blurry vision.

You got any other pics from biased sources like

getting back to the topic:

U said that "it only matter if its halo" that's because of the hype. It was twice more than GTA and 4 times more than COD4.

i played the halo multiplayer at a friends' house.

Breakfast3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

Actually yeah it does.

lol...try playing before making judgment.

It looks bad at time (character models) but, it looks brilliant at other times...But, you wont believe

How bout you buy an xbox, try the game, then pass judgment. But, answer me this. Did that pic look good yes or no?


Edit: I have, you dink...i have gta 4 on ps3, and i have played cod 4 countless times....tell me if that pic looks good.

Edit #2: "You got any other pics from biased sources like"
Please keep making yourself look dumber...go play the game. You can take that pic within the first five Yes or No

Edit#3: LOL...keep avoiding know what you are...i dont have to say it...i dont care how much hype it has...hype was made to sell games...not how you judge them. How about playing the game.


Edit#4: So you give i win? Im guessing all the avoiding means - YES the pic looks good. lol...your basing your opinion on playing it at least fun? Oh let me wont admit that too

toughNAME3875d ago

Sergeant Johnson looked like such a retard...ugh

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ben hates you3875d ago

thats because its a xbox exclusive, if it was multiplatform the world would be to busy for much else

dantesparda3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

It doesnt look that high rez/anti-aliased in real life. Come on, breakfast, you can do better than that

And edonus, I have the game (check my gamertag), and it doesnt look quite that good.

sonarus3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

Wrong. Its not 630p its 640p :D

mistertwoturbo3875d ago

Actually COD4 is even lower, it's 600p.

deeznuts3875d ago

You know what's funny, the guy who discovered it was 640p (quaz51 or whatever) who is apparently a resolution counting fool, preferred the PS3 version when he announced it.

Resolution is not the #1 factor for picture quality. Head on over to AVSFORUM and hear from non-gaming PQ obsessed posters. Contrast ratio, color accuracy etc are more important.

dan-boy3875d ago

it only matters if it's halo, or a 360 exclusive game. man, they got to have something to accompany rrod.

halo looked and played great, so does cod4.

the reason why this can't get dropped is because of what happened the weekend before release. all the sony army were jumping up and down and beating their chests in a collective state of extacy. claiming that they were (finally) getting a superior multi-platform game...everyone of them on here was loving it. even alexM aka shadow hearts aka sammy_mantra was contributing stuff. there's was wild claims flying around, and all sorts of nonsense. people thinking that was the reason why R* hadn't shown the ps3 version pre-release incase it would've hurt the 360 sales lol. we now know why they hadn't shown the ps3 version.

but it turned out a whole lot different, and because of that weekend, there has to be thread after thread trying to justify everything. but, after most sites claim there's no noticeable differences. i think it's time to put this one to bed....remember, the quicker this is out of the news, the quicker it will be forgotten.

Lifendz3875d ago

I just wish they would have stated it on the box. I was trying to adjust the screen on my TV before I finally just knocked my settings down to 480p. The game looks so much better running where it's supposed to be rather than trying to force 720p. My only gripe was the driving but even that is getting better. You can't drive around with the gas button pressed down all the time like you could before.

wallace10003875d ago

That made me laugh dude. It only matters when it is an xbox 360 exclusive, everything else is ok :-P

athlon7703875d ago

that this whole GTA IV runing at 630/640 on PS3 was debunked and R* confirmed both the 360 and PS3 run native at 720? Anyone else remember that?

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Fan Tastic3875d ago

my 360 has more pixels on screen but it doesn't look as good :(
runs at a lower framerate than the PS3 :(
Has more pop in than the PS3 :(
less control flexibility than the PS3 :(
Didn't include my 50 million dollar content for free :(

Why is MS waisting so much money and my copy isn't better :(

Amanosenpai3875d ago

I love the PS3 but come on guys... this is just pathetic.

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Jack Meahoffer3875d ago

Why don't you just post "I heart Sony" and be done with it.

miganda3875d ago

when exactly did the 50 mill become yours dude?

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The Dude3875d ago

Why is the ps3 version of gta4 so buggy?

SUP3R3875d ago

It is? Oo
What/Where are these "bugs" you speak of?

Adamalicious3875d ago

I haven't seen any evidence that it's any more or less buggy than the 360 version. Neither version is so buggy that it ruins the game - the freezing stuff is a bummer, but it doesn't seem to be all that widespread (hasn't happened to me).

Kleptic3875d ago

I thought Gamesradar or someone debunked this?...they said their comparison used straight uncompressed 720p video from both consoles 'confirming the two machines rendering in the same resolution'...

the guy on B3D also said he didn't know how new or old the screenshot was for the PS3 version of GTAIV...Game Informer had an article confirming the PS3 and 360 versions being rendered at the same resolution...

it doesn't matter to me...I own the PS3 version, and it does look great...and runs great (especially for a GTA game)...its just this would turn out to be really lame if they do indeed run at the same resolution...

Breakfast3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

Who doesnt matter, if it looks great. Pretend like you never heard of this story...would it make a difference?

kewlkat0073875d ago

Yes who cares, really if your enjoying the game, I just hated the sh^t Halo 3 got for not being so called "Tru-HD", that's all.

I still don't know why the game is like that, on the PS3, given the Superiority complexes, we hear, every damn day on this site.

Oh well....Game on. Who cares right...

chanto233875d ago

"I still don't know why the game is like that, on the PS3, given the Superiority complexes, we hear, every damn day on this site."

it still was considered the superior version between the 2 so i don't think your sarcasm makes any sense...

kewlkat0073875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

and you make perfect sense kiddo.

Like I said, all the Sh^t Halo 3 took was for no damn reason after seeing how well COD4 came out and now this game..

Superior version based on Opinions...Right kiddo. Perfect Sense. But who cares right..

hypocrites suck

Kleptic3875d ago

I don't really care...that is why I said that at the bottom of my first post...I was only referring it as lame in that if blogs like kotaku took it as true, when the magic forum poster may have been wrong...

and yeah...halo 3 got a lot of crap for being 640p...but what I think is generally accepted is that the game really wasn't visually ground all...and had halo 3 been in would not have made a single difference...I am not starting crap on halo 3 again, I am just speaking in terms of how the general gaming audience reacted after seeing it for the first time...the 640p thing was just something for fanatics to throw at each other, differences in resolution at this scale make very little difference...

no believe me though...I haven't lost an ounce of sleep over this resolution crap...I KNOW the PS3 version looks fantastic, as well as the 360 version...I am just happy that the PS3 didn't get an Orange Box type of half-assed'ness...

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alexM3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

Swedish gaming mag Gamereactor said that there are MAJOR DIFFERENCES between the 2 version
Swedish Gamereactor mentioned in their 10/10 review that they were pretty surprised regarding the difference between the PS3 and 360-versions. The PS3-version features better colours, contrast, load times and what looks to be better resolution textures. The game also looks sharper and has a more stable fps.


"For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud".

X360 version has FR dips too . more frequent than the PS3 version
"Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing. "

"PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp "


"Occasional pop-up".........ONLY IN X360 version of GTA4

So happy that i own a PS3

GAMESRADAR also confirms that PS3 version is SUPERIOR

"While the PS3 and 360 versions of the game are functionally identical, the PS3's visuals sport noticeably smoother edges, along with a warmer color palette that makes everything look slightly more realistic. If you're looking to compare Accomplishments with your Achievement-hoarding friends, though, forget it - GTA IV ignores these half-assed consolation prizes altogether. PS3 owners also have to put up with a nearly eight-minute installation the first time they start the game, which puts the normally slower Blu-ray load times on par with the Xbox 360 version. (That is, unless it's running on a 360 with no hard drive, which we're told will face much longer loads.)"

Others here u go

x360 version of GTA4 will cause your xbox 3 FIX me to permannently RROD

apparently there is no fix for the FREEZING on the X360 version

x360 version's freezing is HW related

soi freezing in GIMPED BOX 3 FIX me version has no FIX

x360 version cant be played at FULL SCREEN also







It is OVER for XBUTTS and 3 FIX ME


You can easily determine the best version from a series of Comparison videos


As seen in the video one version sports SLIGHTLY brighter and more saturated colours . Look at the water at the end. Look at the ROADS.

You could compare this video to IGN's comparison

http://www.onlineflvplayer.... http://media.rockstarwatch....


look at the DIFFERENCES in COLORS of the cars/ shadows/ roads. Notice that one features yellow stripes on the roads which appear as white stripes on the other version. Notice the shadows which appear dark orange on one version. Notice the car which appears slightly more greenish on the ps3 version. The yellowish green tint is VERY MUCH NOTICEABLE in one version only. see the comparison footages from 3:00 to the end to base your judgement


Clearly the video demonstrates the slight improved brightness and color depth in one of the versions

VIDEO GAMER comparison


GiantEnemyCrab3875d ago

Cry some more for us fishhead!

All your links are fakes!!! How do you like that?


360 > PS3 version and now that it's in people's hands they are agreeing. Many multiple console owners who bought the PS3 version have since taken it back for the 360 version.

Many couldn't even get the game to play. LMAO!

The superior console can't even do 720p. Ooooh it is sooo powerful says the fishheads but then reality came and kicked you square in the nutt(I don't believe you are man enough to have both of yours drop yet).


Now I eagerly await your childish 20 page long reply calling me names and spamming the same jizo you already posted twice in this thread.

Nasim has no life3875d ago

Im sorry for all of my stupid posts. I realized today that Allah hates me. I should have bought an Xbox360. I'm going to eat a pork sandwich and draw pictures of the prophet muhammad. Believe in Jesus

JasonPC360PS3Wii3875d ago

AH HA HA HA HA HA Cry sniff sniff boo hoo Nasim He went this nuts with the GTA IV freezing, online issues and video graphic side by sides that all came out in favor of the 360. Look he is still in such denial he is posting those same links over and over again, the same links he has been posting since the launch of GTA IV and his copy freezing on him.

Poor little guy hates losing so bad, it's like a child with fingers in the ears screaming "LALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALALA I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE IT LALALALALA"

I love reading his comments everyday they make me laugh, he copies and paste the same thing over and over, then he logs onto those "MANY" accounts he has to agree with himself. I would think about how sad it is, if I wasn't laughing so damn hard.