Grand Theft Auto IV On Xbox 360 Outsells PS3 Version Since UK Release

Gamers have voted with their wallets, and the results are in. The Xbox 360 version of "Grand Theft Auto IV" has sold more than 100,000 copies, or 20%, more than the PLAYSTATION 3 version in the UK since the game's release last Tuesday, 29th April. The groundbreaking latest instalment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise from Rockstar Games offers seamless multiplayer enhanced by Xbox LIVE plus exclusive downloadable episodes coming this Autumn, making Xbox 360 the best way to experience this historic milestone in gaming.

Data released by ELSPA/Chart-Track shows Xbox 360 Week One sales at 514,000 copies sold in the UK. PLAYSTATION 3 version of the game sold only 413,000 copies, clearly demonstrating that gamers prefer the Xbox 360 version. Xbox 360 console sales jumped 125% reflecting the popularity of this franchise on the platform. Initial feedback from retail in other European countries reflects this great performance across the region.

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toughNAME3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

What's with all this fanboy crap about winning in sales?

Just enjoy your superior version and move on!

EDIT - really?

regardless of quality of story, seeing your approval beside toughNAME and Bloodmask's is a pretty clear indication of

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crimsonfox3872d ago

was afraid to get the 360 version for this plus all my friends are on psn so eh... 60 bucks a year aint worth it

Hatchetforce3872d ago

What this article and MS ignore is the fact that in the UK 1 in 4 Xbox 360 owners bought GTAIV. But 1 in 3 PS3 owners bought GTAIV. MS should be ashamed. The PS3 buy rate is higher.

Sez 3872d ago

i think sony is the one thats ashamed. for a game that got it's console start on the ps2. has sold better on the 360 than it did on the ps3. which clearly shows that people don't care for brand loyalty or bias sites claim the ps3 has the better game with the most problems. thats why i brought the game for the 360. and i know alot of people that did the same.

uxo223872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

Why should they be ashame of making 6 million dollars more money by selling 100,000 more copies. You guys don't get it, it's about the money, not some stupid 1 in 3 vs 1 in 4 ratio.

If that's they case you should NEVER speak of the PS2 doing anything ever again. Because look at the ratio it has have and the headstart.

additionally, look at Japan. The PS3's install base is about 2.1 million and the 360s is 600K. Yet they have sold 115,441 copies of rainbow 6 vegas on the ps3 and 80,092 on the 360. Now, should Sony be ashamed of this? especially in it home territory? Does that not make the 360 buy rate for this title EXTREMELY higher? And if that's so important, why is it being ignored? NO Sony should not be ashamed, because it means nothing. It's all about the cash.

The ratios are just marketing tools to keep the fanboys arguing.

crimsonfox3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

the game sold better on 360 because there's more 360's than ps3's it doesn't get much more complicated it only makes sense if you think about it thats why my brother has it on 360 cause thats what he has if he had a ps3 he'd get it most people dont care about companies histories like everyone thinks.

uxo223872d ago

But how do your theory hold up for people that have both consoles?

Hatchetforce3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

uxo22, let me see if I understand your brilliant math. Microsoft made 6 million more dollars after spending 50 million on DLC to boost sales. Let's examine the smarts involved in that brilliant marketing move.

I think it's time for Microsoft to get rid of the advertising and strategy firm of Howard, Fine, and Howard.

And by the way, fewer copies of R6 sold because most PS3 owners know that game wasn't worth the plastic on which it is recorded.

It is pretty obvious that when more people per console ratio bought GTAIV, there is loyalty there. The biggest jump will come between now and June 12th as PS2 owners begin their switch to PS3. It will be interesting to see the Sony figures since Sony counts consoles sold and not consoles shipped in the manner of MS.

EDIT: I also picked it up for the PS3. Every dual console owner I know personally did likewise. Of course they are all like me - well past their 1st 360.

crimsonfox3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

ps3 because my brother only has a 360 while all my friends from high school have it for ps3 and honestly my brother is a boring person haha free roam with him would be gay plus i dont have live and if the game had problems i wouldnt be able to update it ya dig??? so my answer would be

depends where your friends are but im not the first to say that but that was good enogh for me

UPDATE uxo22 did i answer your question??

NOTE TO THE DERFS if you disagree with me let me know why...THANKS

gamesR4fun3872d ago

and they only get a few more sales than Sony

yay 4 them lol

Finch3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

You been dropped on your head afew times haven't you. Grow up! You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity! See Hatchetforce, I swear they just getting dumber and dumber!

Hatchetforce3872d ago

"I swear they just getting dumber and dumber!"

Priceless. Really, that is priceless.

Seraphim3872d ago

I have to agree. Who gives a rats A!! about which console is selling more copies. The game has sold phenomenal, is a GREAT title... I'm just happy to see games get bought!! Too many games don't sell nearly as many copies as they should. Enough with this crap about sales figures. And to boot we had to see an article disputing GTA IV sales as the dominate entertainment seller because Halo 3 sold more copies than the 360 version of GTA IV so it should still hold the crown? Come on now. Rubbish. This sales crap is just that, crap. Enjoy the fact people are spending their hard earned money on a great game... and enjoy the game yourselves... ;)

gaffyh3872d ago

This info is almost a dupicate of the one with "MS Misleading GTA4 sales story". Anyways we know, but I honestly don't think it benefited MS because they only got an extra 20% sales first week, they needed a very big landslide victory to justify their 50 million they paid for the DLC.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3872d ago

40 bucs for a demo aint worth it.

ARBitrator3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

Okay man, I don't recall UXO saying anything about the 50 mil dollars spent by Microsoft. But, let me try and put your hate into perspective. First off, the said 50mil was spent for exclusive DLC, which means it can't be analyzed yet because the content is not out yet. Second, you are talking smack about MS return on its investment a mere 1 week after the game has been released. Now you do the math, although I don't think the game will duplicate its launch week numbers. If it made 6 additional million in the first week imaging how much it could make by the time the DLC does come out. Then, you need to consider the money made by the DLC. So stop hating and open your mind. PS, thanks for the confirmed date, I didn't know there was a memo from PS2s-R-US that said when they were going to make their big switch. I also, didn't know that their fraternity prohibited them from buying a 360.

crimsonfox - Well, their your friends not your brothers. Ever think that he choose the 360 version because that's what HIS friends have. Let me guess, you know all of his friends and what system they have. (its amazing how much information you people collect on other people, which is so abnormal. Most normal people don't really dig into what system their "brother's" friends have unless they are trying to control what they buy.) I'll tell you what, give me his gamertag, I'll free roam and raise hell with him.

@UXO, I understand complete where you are coming from on this and agree 100%. Also, sorry for stealing your thunder kinda got carried away there.

Hatchetforce3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

No I am not talking smack. If MS doesn't see a boost in sales now it won't happen later. Come September/October time frame, no one that doesn't already have GTAIV is going to give 2 flips about DLC. SO for it to be a benefit, MS had to see a huge boost now. If it didn't come in the first week, it isn't coming. Now MS is going to have to charge for the DLC to make money back later this year. Have fun with that.

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TheEndzor3872d ago

another lame article by the xbots

This is like the third article of MS/GTA4 in the UK.

Game13a13y3872d ago

i'd say, just let the Xbots have this last one, they have been play an inferior version of an awesome game, it must suck for them to wait for the loading and what not.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )
Well thats your blurrathon, have fun with that till GTA V (if you even get it).

Now to rub tobasco in your eyes, most Xbox owners have already beaten the game, while you were waiting for a patch to unfreeeze your copy. 640p and you talked sh!t about Halo 3, "Blurry Blurastien" whey is everything in your game "orange"? 360 has sold more, I thought GTA was a Playstation brand? ohhhhhhhh not anymore XD They had the online fixed before they had the freezing fixed. That means you "could" have went online if only your game didn't freeze if you tried.

HURRY QUICK DO A NASIM! go get the only 3 links that are in favor of the PS3 version. Do you have episodic content? What about rumble? (in all PS3's) What happended? before GTA IV launched everyone was all talking about the PS3 version? Now it's 360 360 360 and we have won everything. Graphic comparisons, sales, game reliability, online LOL it went from "get the PS3 version" to "the PS3 version is a pile of blurry dog sh!t"

God it must suck to be a PS3 owner watching the 360 get everything "better".

Britjadg3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )


how you still have five bubbles is beyond me.its like watching a man set fire to himself.

xbox users have finished the game already? what are you gonna do till GeoW2 comes out?

nother' game of halo anyone...?

At least you (jason) get to play a real game to fill ur time - even if it is only beta testing MGS. rest of microsotft will have to settle for shouting at the wind... "bu bu bu but 100k more software sales in the uk"

JasonPC360PS3Wii3872d ago

:( cry sniff sniff

PS: I know how you get your bubbles, I just don't like to cheat.

Thanks for sending me your home video of yourself (XD you lost everything)

Britjadg3872d ago

dont cry jason, i'm sorry: i didn't mean to hurt ur feelings.

w/ regard to bubbles - those are actually earned, i dont have a duplicate account, N4G doesn't mean THAT much to me.

enjoy the home vid, makes you want to give up PoG doesn't it?

JasonPC360PS3Wii3872d ago

Your whining is sad bro, normal for a droid, but still sad.

Britjadg3872d ago

oh no i'mma droid? i dont think i can go on. fella, you gotta learn that those that dont agree with your misguided standpoint on this console war and this game are not immediately sony droids, but then you dont believe that coz i've seen some of your other slightly more intelligent posts.

yeah i lean towards PS, but unlike your self confessed fanboyism and wanton need to rattle the other side, i try to add something worthwhile to the majority of discussions - albeit standing in front of both sides ignorance and spin.

still, a whiner's better than a gimp and you sir are truely the latter. pleasure chatting with you.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3872d ago

Thats just sad, you don't even know your a Droid, it's as sad as your typing style.

Nadine Coyle3872d ago

i have noticed xbox fan boys/gals post news about software sales. it is deemed at a last ditch attempt to fight for their console. but not with the sony fanboys/gals.

dont hate

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BIoodmask3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

red_ring_of_death's behavior in the reports section, I estimate 99.9% that he is the elusive TANOD/Shmee/Nasim/Sammy_Mantra /Tidus007/Larry007/RIPHDDVD/Ma ry Ellis/Zimbo007..just a hunch.

And in reference to the article it isn't really surprising because 360 attach rate is pretty high for games sales.

Breakfast3872d ago

nope...Nasim is actually somewhat intelligent. That guy isnt.

Oh...and you missed about 10 names.

Skaterboy Tell Em3872d ago

you also missed Zambrota/alex/nicolascage and countless others lol.

sonarus3872d ago

haha don't forget shadow hearts:D

Britjadg3872d ago

named and shamed...
i'm particularly excited that i'm not on there.

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Kleptic3872d ago

this article didn't read like a 360 all...

Anything but Cute3872d ago (Edited 3872d ago )

they have a larger install base in UK, I mean they only launched more than a year earlier.

They need more than a 100,000 copy advantage.

*50 million investment
*Exclusive Commercials
*Price Cut