N'Gai Croal grills Sony's Peter Dille over GTAIV Sales & GameStop's 64-36 Split - Level Up

Level Up writes:

"On Monday, GameStop exclusively revealed to Level Up that during the first week that Grand Theft Auto IV was available in its U.S. stores, 64 percent of all copies sold were for Xbox 360 and 36 percent for Playstation 3. We sought reaction from both Microsoft and Sony to GameStop's results and our impromptu analysis, a portion of which we shared with you on Monday. Today, we're publishing our conversations with the two console manufacturers in their entirety. We spoke by phone with Peter Dille, senior vice president for marketing at Playstation. Here's what he had to say..."

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3478d ago Replies(12)
permutated3478d ago

Who gives a sh!t which console sells more?

Remember when gamers cared about games, not about sales?

You people sicken me.

thenickel3478d ago

You win the best comment of the week! bubbles

Peekay3478d ago (Edited 3478d ago )

For a second i thought i was in the wrong zone. This guy Peter answered questions with class and finesses. I've decided I like him.

ItsIncognito3478d ago

Peter Dille sounded straight forward. Per haps more important when i read it I tought this guy is really to earth and modest. PR wise sony have wisened up.

KingME3478d ago (Edited 3478d ago )

Although I did think he answered the questions with class and finest, I also felt a bit of deception and dodginess on his part. The numbers were 64% - 36%. Instead of telling his story with the proper rounding of the numbers, (65 - 35) he went with 60-40 which in my opinion accounts for a lot of units sold when you are looking a 5+ million units.

Also, he played it out as if when the additional content comes out for GTA IV there will be no new games since GTA IV for the 360.

I don't know, to me Peter Dille during that interview was a business man doing what business men do. Spin things a bit, and provide the required amount of damage control and for that I commend him.

Pornlord3478d ago

Both answered the questions the way Any PR person would. Nobody slurred anyone else, only spoke of their strengths, not the weaknesses of the other, and we should all take a page from that book. And it's not that we care more about sales that games, just a couple like to mess with everybody else on the site, certainly got to you permutated.

ip-student3478d ago

Both MS and Sony are going to spin it in a favorable manner but I much prefer the professional manner these two did it - no slamming the other, just talking up their strengths. And we will have to wait for the full story - will the DLC help MS more or will the fan loyalty help Sony more - time will tell.

But MS/Rockstar/Sony must be enjoying the surge in cash.

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