55% of Rockstar title sales are on Microsoft machine in its first week in UK – but PS3 hardware grows 127%
it isnt the mega lead you would expect from the 360 since in the UK it has a near 1 million lead on the ps3
excactly... and who fu**in cares ? ITS PS GAMERS DAY... go enjoy the footage and the newest details instead of worrying about sales figures!
You are both correct. We should all enjoy the PS Gamers Day. However, 55% for MS's console is not bad considering that GTA is widely considered to be a Playstation franchise.
you are right, if the lead was like 80:20...it would be another story...sad to say the PS3 still one this decision...
it is very bad for MS becuz they paid 50M for xclusive content, and only get a +100K lead on sales -.-
because the 360 saw a hardware growth of 125% and the ps3 127%, it was too close to call. so there was nothing to shout about. man i'm addicted to gta...gotta be game of the year. you can see who hasn't read the link by their replys. just saw the title and yep, 360= software and ps3 hardware....not knowing that 360 saw 125% gowth lol.. as if the increase of hardware for both platform holders effects people on here anyway.
You also have to consider the fact that the percentage rises were taken in relation to the rate at which each system was selling. For instance if the ps3 was selling at a rate of 50k per week then a 127% rise would go to about 113.5k. If the 360 was selling at a rate of 40k per week then a 125% rise would only raise it to 90k per week. Even though it seems that the difference between the the selling rate of the 360 and the PS3 would be the same, it is not. From 50k to 40k there's a difference of 10k, but from 113.5k to 90k there's a difference of 23.5k. This is all hypothetical of course because I don't know the exact rates at which they are selling at.
thanks for that bud, i had no clue what it all meant until you enlightened me.
55%, does that take the install base difference into consideration?
Its been said 100 times before. GTA = Software rise for 360 Hardware rise for PS3 and given that the install base is supposedly so far apart, the PS3 definitely seems to be benefiting PLENTY from GTA regardless.
ps3 127% HW increase 360 125 or 124% HW increase! i was hoping to see more hardware sold on ps3 since it needs it to catch up to 360!
@theKiller - but I think the 360 has been selling less than the PS3 in the UK anyway so 125% increase is still a lot lower than 127% on PS3. I would have thought there would be an even greater impact on HW sales though.
yes, ps3 has been selling more than 360 for a while and the HW impact on ps3 was more than 360 but still, they both increased in same percentage of course if ps3 was selling 100,000 unit the week before GTA4 release and 360 50,000 then the increase of ps3 will be 127,000 more unit sold and 360 would have got 62,000 more units but the reality is different they were already close to each other i think ps3 was 80~k and 360 was 60~k and in the USA the effect probably the same but not sure, we have to wait for NPD numbers!
GTA is more successful on PS3 (on a per machine basis). Not surprising.
up this time im glad they have it on 360 but they could have done so much more on blu ray it's not even funny
Sony messed up by not outbidding Microsoft's 50 million?
Expect DLC for both consoles, there's alot of unfinished stuff in GTA4.
Rockstar offered Sony future exclusives to allow GTA to go multi. They agreed.
great time to own a PS3, lots of good news and great games coming. Too bad about the lack of XMB news.
Microsoft screwed up again. They paid $50 million for what? To get their asses kicked by the PS3 in Hardware battle? MS fails. Next time, don't rush your consoles. The hardware failure really had a negative image on your console. LOL! The 360 fanbabies love to disagree with me. The truth hurts right?
you do realize that MS won the Software battle and only lost the Hardware battle by 3%
The thing is, MS recently cut the price of the 360 and started showing lots of TV ads for 360, but none mentioned exclusive DLC coming soon. And with a bigger increase for PS3, the gap has widen since the PS3 was outselling 360 at a nice gap. And this is just one country in EU. It's pretty disappointing since MS released their console 2, almost 3 years in the UK while it's barely been one year and a month for the PS3. The software ratio is disappointing for MS. The war in EU is over.
way to label yourself as a fanboy :) "It's pretty disappointing since MS released their console 2, almost 3 years in the UK while it's barely been one year and a month for the PS3" yes, 2.5 years ago launch for Xbox 360 translates as 3 years (rounded up), and 1.5 years ago launch for PS3 translates as 1 year 1 month (rounded down). Grats on those exageration. And yes the DLC hasnt even been released yet, its coming in Fall... it may help sales later on, we dont know yet. Who cares if they paid 50 million dollars, it doesnt affect anyone but them. If it makes someones game more fun, who is that hurting... ? Fanboy much methinks?, ya!
Remember the PS3 launched in the UK on March of 2007, not November of 2006.
aight well then its a year and two months. im wrong on that. But, youre still a fanboy for saying MS paid 50 million to get their asses kicked in hardware when its really only a 2% difference (thats definately getting their ass kicks amirite ... ?). And especially since that money doesnt affect anyone, you seem to think its a big deal. Have a nice day fanboy :)
@myabsolution You don't honestly think that months down the road that DLC is going to boost the sales of the 360 do you? I would think if you plan on buying a 360 to play GTA4 for the DLC then you have already got one. There is no reason not to. They just dropped the price of the 360.
no, I meant boost the sales of the game itself. Software that is. Hell, maybe in automn some people who never bothered purchasing the game will choose it over a ps3 version because it just got new content... its plausible, the number of people who do this may not be much but its definately a possibility.
maybe, but its not practical to think that months down the road sales will pick up because of DLC, why in the world would you wait(if you a fan) to buy it unless you are just buying a new console. DLC will have its effect now not later. and if it does it will be so small no one will care and be talking about the next big release.
do you realize that xbox came from last place last gen to 2nd place this gen...... and.... ps3 fell from 1st to 3rd? get over your fanboyism. to anyone that's not a fanboy, this is a success.
If Ms has a nice price cut come fall and advertises the DlC like crazy then I'm sure many will hop on board! This is good news for MS only because they took a big piece out of Sony's pie this time around!
How does "MS Fail" when they win the software battle? You = Fail.
how bad are you both in math actually?? 127% up for PS3 and 124% up for 360, and 360 is loosing only 3%?? [127%X(no. of PS3 sales)]-[124%X(no. of 360 sales)]=3%??! as an engineer and mathematician, I'm saying that was funny as hell! to make it simple for u both, take Japan sales figure to make it easier for you both to comprehend! right now, PS3 sold roughly around 10k per week and 127% rise will give it a 22700 sales! 360 sold roughly around 2k and 124% rise will give it 4480 sales! thats around...507% loosing on 360 side!! its way far from 3%! got that? in UK, the gap in weekly sales between PS3 and 360 are not as big as in Japan but it was PS3 which sold more despite the 360 is cheaper and recently got a price cut! so, it's no where near 507% but I can tell you it's more than just 3%! have you learnt something today??
considering PS3 is at 1.5 m in UK . X360 at 2 m However PS3 has overtaken x360 in EUROPEAN LTD sales so it is over for MS and XFIX ME http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
I thought GTA sold on ps3 more than on 360 (according to your predictions). I thought you said even in UK the ps3 version was the king! You are pointless... try and not post for a day or two. I bet you can't. You're a hooked junkie!
It is only in UK GTA4 X360 edged out PS3 version but PS3 version had a better attach rate and PS3 version of GTA4 moved A LOT MORE PS3s too In europe PS3 version will easily outsell the x360 version 2:1 or even more considering that PS3 has overtaken X360 in LTD sales
YOu said in your little predictions it was at least 5:1 in EU and for sure 2:1 in UK!!!!!! That wasn't my predictions, I was just telling you, that you were wrong....again!!!
Duh. *alexM (aka sammy mantra) check out my reply to your PM's to ME. I Told You So Lemming. The Sentinel Is ALWAYS Right!
I don't even think I'm gonna buy GTA4, I played it so much, I'm nearly 100% complete, frankly I'm kind of sick of it.
Well here in sweden its impossible to find a copy of the ps3 version, even alot of the people that preordered it have'nt got a copy yet. All online retailers have no copys at all, while there are alot of 360 copys all around.
LMAO 5% more. 5% more on an install base of roughly 6-7 million more. And xbots say that PS3 owners dont buy games hahaha OWNED. And xbots thought GTA4 DLC would help 360 more ROFL HAHA. Your butt is sore and it hurts just to walk right now. Because you got PWNED hard: noone gives a flying fk about crappy DLC. And PS3 hardware moved by 27% more. EVen before that, PS3 outsold 360 worldwide. May is gonna be a butthurt month for you. And June, the 360 destroyer arrives in June.
This is UK only, just to let you know. There are hardly any more 360's sold than ps3's. I am not trying to flame you, just help you out.
wasn't this already reported last week...
MS is really backing GTA with ads on tv. My nephew who has a 360 thought it was a 360 exclusive. Many people who see the ads will think the same, and buy the 360 version or a 360 altogether.
Well done for Microsoft. They worked months before the release to get prepared for this game, marketing it well and preparing the Live servers for this so it'd be perfect from day one.
A huge PS3 franchise and it lost?, 120 million supposed PS2 owners and the PS3 still loses the software battle?. PS3 only won by 3% in hardware?. WTF?.
LOL, you still grasping at multiplat straws? I thought the DLC was going to make it a landslide victory for the 360? But yet the attach rate was higher on the PS3 and it toped the 360 in consoles sales yet again. The flood is coming, and your boat is leaky.
Lol Xbox 360 wins 5% more software, Ps3 wins 3% more hardware, who cares POG. @ below Get off you? No one is on you, the only person making you look retarded is yourself.
Who said the DLC would help the 360 version blow the PS3 version out of the water?. lol Don't be foolish kid games sell the most after release the game has been on the street for a week" the bulk of the games sales havn't even started. lol Get off me.
Power of Green your talking about the Playstation brand overall and yes it's a lost, but all I care about is that I bought the correct system this generation and this news article prooves that I bought the right system because it sold more system sales and sold more software in porportion. I don't buy the system because of its brand i buy it because it's better. Next generation I might buy the xbox if it is better and sells more.
Of course the user-base come into play but since this was always a Sony Strong franchise, you gotta say it's amazing what the 360 is doing, taking away from the Market-share Sony have had all these years through their strategy. I expect the PS3 to sell more in the long run unless PS2 hopefuls decide to try the 360 instead, like some already have. Then the numbers will not be so dramatic apart. Sony still have the strength in Brand-Name "Past" User-Base numbers which will help but MS has positioned themselves very well with the year start/money deals. But who really have "Short Victories" here, Sony or MS, think about it? Hey that's what competition is all about...Strategies..
360 gta4 sales or increase in ps3 "system sales?" both are great but i think the release of tha game is just making 360's lead that much smaller. making ,"look at our attachment rates" about the only thing 360 fans can hold onto from now on.everything else blew up in their face from bluray to worldwide sales. megaton......................
because when the PS3 passes the 360 in sales they all stop playing games. I heard that was going to happen Keep it to the right -----------> you are right, it is pretty awesome for sony to increase in hardware sales, just in case you didn't read the article the 360 went up 125%, but seriously keep the fanboy stuff out of it
127% increase and 125% increase not bad at all for both systems. I know people have mentioned the DLC but to see how well that money was spent we will have to wait until it comes out and see how many people get it and if it increases sales of the game and hardware.
we will have to see in time which version has better legs... ala: which console version sells more as time goes along. I see people are lambasting the 50 million DLC a week after launch. Can you get any more fanboy-ish? Who cares what that company paid for the content, it doesnt affect us in the slightest I couldnt give a crap what they paid, if it makes anyones experience better... how is that a bad thing...? and its optional :/ Maybe the DLC could help GTA4 Xbox 360 Sales down the road in Fall, we will have to see THEN and only then.
UK consumers preferences fall somewhere between those of the Americans and European. This gap will be bigger in the USA in both hardware and software sales whereas in other European countries, the PS3 version should at least, be on par with the Xbox 360's for the first weeks. Overall I believe GTA will give the Xbox 360 a healthy boost in their strongest market and prevent them from being catched up in hardware sales until their exclusives come out.
I think GTA4 has been overhyped too much and once I've finished it the DLC won't mean jack to me. If I continue playing this game it will be b/c of the multiplayer and not the campaign. It's just the same old GTA series with spit polish. I'm not saying it's bad, it isn't, but it certainly isn't as revolutionary as many have made it out to be. The more consoles this game moves on either platform is good for us. I guess I'm one of the few w/o stock interests in these companies on N4G. I don't give a shiznizzle about anything other than games being made for them and that they don't break on me. (4th 360 ftl)
Know it is impossible to sell more software if you have less hardware... Its expected for gta to sell more on 360 right away... The hardware sales is what Sony is looking at not software.
their are like 20 million more 360s out their, to be ahead in softwear by only 1,000,000 goes to show how much more kiddies have a 360 than a ps3. i said it before the game came out, sony dosent need this game, our lineup is way too sick
all xbox has is shooters, and blue dragon. i like a good variety, and thats what playstation gives me. mass effect, halo, gears, orange box and that other 1 i forgot the name (its a shooter), are the better games on xbox. wow awesome selection bill gates, i would love to buy your console, but all those shooters make me sick. how bout a variety? how bout not making halo the same each time you come out with a new 1? how about making a console that doesent cook its self? how about not charging me to play my games on line? how bout a verity? think ppl, think, is the console all that great? i dont see anything here, i just couldnt buy a console that didnt play socom, peroid.
...like the PS3 is going to have so many kick butt titles in the fall it would be a shame to see MS screaming bloody murder about DLC. Going back to a game released some 5 months earlier is just meh even if it is GTA4. DLC will be the chocolate drizzled words if not the sprinkles on the cake for 360. With such an already nice 360 fall lineup...GTA4 DLC is NOT the icing but some additional misc confection on an already delicious treat to refer to it as anything else is in poor taste. While I do expect MS at the very least to remind 360 members about the DLC I think everyone who's not living under rocks is well aware this additional content is coming and already excited. Likewise by the fall GTA4 DLC will be relevant BUT won't be as big of an issue. People will have already purchased GTA4 as well as the the system they want to play it on. On January 1st 2009 we can see who gets the highest score...till then we're just comparing notes to see who's been paying attention to this years lesson.
saying that GTA4 on PS3 would outsell the 360 version now you guys are proud that its only a "small" lead ? Hypocrisy at its finest.
i think most ppl said the 360 would sell more software. Atleast the ppl you should be reading did.. u cant take some fanboys words and use it for your own hate thats just silly anyway good to see PS3 is moving systems out
obviously true gamers prefer the HD version. duuuuhhhh
True gamers wouldn't be playing Halo 3, or any other games on the xbox 360 if you speak to the rez, dumbass. I would have thought you have a revelation by now, but my god your still so fυckin' stupid.
the first gta was made in a computer, and they later brought out other gtas on the ps because it was the most advanced console then, the last gta came out on ps2 an d x box so y the hell do u ps3 fan bois keep calling gta a ps3 game, look at relaity there are two good consoles that are capable of producing the same gaming experince and if u think rockstar was goin to make gta4 an exlusive u were joking, gta has never been a propley exlusive game, gta vice city came out on x box later on and the same with san adreas, this time it just came out at the same time...u ps3 fan bois make me laugh......let every one enjoy gta, and i am not a fan boi!!!
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