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Nielsen: 17% of GTA IV Purchasers Underage - They also found episodic content on 360 swayed some buyers

Gamedaily.biz writes: "The folks at Nielsen Games have released a new report on Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV, which looks at reasons for purchase, platform preference and perhaps most interestingly the ability for minors to get their hands on the controversial title. In fact, Nielsen found that 17 percent of respondents in their survey who had purchased GTA IV were between the ages of seven and 16.

Elsewhere in the Nielsen report, the company found that Microsoft's exclusive episodic GTA content (coming this fall) did have some sway on consumers, with 25 percent of those who purchased the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV citing the extra content as a deciding factor. 64 percent said they simply prefer the Xbox 360 over the PS3."

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GiantEnemyCrab3390d ago

"Elsewhere in the Nielsen report, the company found that Microsoft's exclusive episodic GTA content (coming this fall) did have some sway on consumers, with 25 percent of those who purchased the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV citing the extra content as a deciding factor."

Told you so.

Glad I bought the best version and have more GTA goodness to look forward too.

CViper3390d ago (Edited 3390d ago )

Unlike say Metal Gear Solid 4.

People with 360's bought GTA4.

People with PS3's bought GTA4.

People with both, bought whichever version they have more friends with online.

But GTA4's sales shouldn't matter since the game is 100% terrible. Looking forward to Saints Row 2, to play the game GTA4 should have been.

rhood0223390d ago (Edited 3390d ago )

Honest question

Will the DLC even matter?

I don't think it will unless it comes out before October. With Fable II and Gears II, I doubt people will even care about the DLC.

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On topic: It doesn't matter if this 17% broke the law. According to the U.S. Attorney General, not every violation of the law is a crime.

Seeing as he never specified what broken laws constitute a crime, I'm going to say that this isn't a crime.

barom3390d ago

It probably was a deciding factor for many but it seems the excitement died down. Apart from this article, have anyone seen any other article regarding the GTA IV DLC lately? And who is actually still interested in buying it?

As good as I felt GTA IV was, it didn't have anywhere remotely close to the depth of GTA San Andreas. After I finished GTA IV, I found myself leaving the game on the shelf. There was just too little interactivity with the world.

AStupidXbot3390d ago

I'm A Stupid Xbot, the 360 version had worse AA, pop-up, looks more cartoony, and longer loading times, and now, they release this new episodic crap that nobody is gonna play. Hell, I sold my GTA4 copy weeks ago.

dude_uk3390d ago

and by the time the GTA episodic content comes out nobody will care because GTA4 was Crap

end of story... 50 Million wasted for nothing

Asurastrike3390d ago (Edited 3390d ago )

17% isn't that bad. I know I got carded trying to buy the game, and I was of legal age.

Bazookajoe_833390d ago

I would have thought 30% of gta buyers were underaged..

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