Two of of the biggest games due in 2007 are Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV. As luck would have it, they're coming out within a couple weeks of one another - despite what you may have heard to the contrary.
One game without any delays!
Fantastic Rockster don't let us wait any longer than we have to! <3
ummm, am i the only that read its going to be delayed for two weeks? making it a LATE october release?
so yeah, even GTA must fear and run (even for 2 weeks) from the almighty HALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
You are not the only one that read that...It appears you are simply the only one that misunderstood that...
the quote... "We believe that a two-week delay would provide a reasonable gap between the launch of Halo 3 and the launch of GTA IV, and would actually help sales of both games,"
Halo 3 is set for ~september 25th...and October 16th GTA IV...I guess that is the two week gap they are speaking of, even though its more like 3 weeks...whatever...
Rockstar has always been pretty much the best at sticking to release dates...Unless some huge problem surfaces this summer, it will most like fall right on that the date...give or take a day for the shipping aspect...
NO offense, but also, strictly from an overall franchise perspective...Halo should be afraid of GTA...GTA has kicked the crap out of it sales wise since day 1...being that it has been multiplatform for the most part, it has been targeted at a much larger audience than just the Xbox owners...Halo 2 went head to head with GTA SA, and pulled ahead for that holiday season, but then fell short in the months after...but talking of GTA III/vc/SA vs. Halo 1 and 2, GTA series has obviously sold more...and they are different games totally...I doubt Rockstar is truely that concerned about it...
I don't think it's really fair to compare Halo 2's sales to GTA's, expecially in regards to how well Halo 3 and GTA IV will do respectively. Halo 2 sold MUCH faster out of the gate, but thanks to PS2's huge install base GTA:SA overcame Halo eventually. I believe the percentage of Xbox owners that purchased Halo 2 is higher than the percentage of PS2 owners that purchased GTA:SA. When you consider PS2's 100 million install base it didn't really do all that great compared to Halo 2.
This time the install base of the Xbox 360 is much higher than PS3 so you can't just assume GTA IV will be bigger even though it's on both platforms. If the same percentage of PS3 and Xbox 360 owners buy GTA IV that bought GTA:SA and the same percentage of Xbox owners that bought Halo 2 purcahse Halo 3, then Halo 3 should come out on top, if my non-existent math skills are correct. But it's still really hard to figure out which one will be better just going by figures from last generation.
This was a bit drawn out, sorry, but I hope I got my point across.
Its still really bad. Two of the year's best games coming so close would hurt them both (In Sales). And not only that, but all other games that are coming this fall. I mean all those great games are coming and they must fight to big bosses! GTA4 and Halo3.
DAMN I LOVE THIS GAME ALREADY I CANT WAIT!!WOOOOO TO BE HONEST THATS THE ONLY REASON WHY I GOT A XBOX360!AND BIOSHOCK AND ASSASINS CREED LOL ! IM JUST HAPPY TO BE ABLE ENJOY THESE GREAT GAMES IN THE FUTURE!IM HAPPY WITH MY 360 IT WAS WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY!
AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT DOESNT CARE ABOUT HALO............. GTA4!!!! WOOOOOO THANK YOU MS FOR BRINGING GTA4 TO 360!
damn do you suck xD
Istallshield, yeah, you got that, i misunderstood. But he did say Late.
anyways, the only reason why GTA sold more was because of the larger ps2 installed base.
it would be interesting to place bets who would sell more, GTA or Halo3? I'd bet on Halo, being that I already got 2 on reserve, one the legendary edition. Even if the GTA has PS3 backing them up.
Yeah I bet Halo 3 will sell more too...I am really excited about GTA IV, have been forever...and played Halo 2 so much it got me tired of the series...but I know I am unlike most in that department...I am more excited to see games like Bioshock and Haze (if that Nectar turns out to be as cool as I hope) as far as shooters go...
But Halo is creating its own hype to the point where parents are going to buy it for their kids, that may have never played it...Its already going to sell well, even if it turns out to be a let down to the hardcore fans...
seriously.. this was SO DAMN CLEAR.
no way they delay it. no way.
if there is any way, i'm sure it's not because of halo 3... only 360 fangirls can spreay PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURE BULLSHIT like that...
This good seriously this holiday season is going to be nutz
with so many great games cant wait
considering that the entire GTA series (from 3-San Andreas) has sold more units than the first two Halo's combined, i think it should be MS worried that GTA IV may cut into *HALO's sales.
both franchises are completely different, and appeal to a different demographic, though there is some overlap.
for example, i'm not a big Halo fan (i loved the first one, the second disappointed, and from watching my roommate play the Halo 3 beta, it looks to be more of the same), but i love GTA.
even so, if i was a big Halo fan, *AND a big GTA fan, why the hell wouldn't i just buy *BOTH?
people act as if gamers only buy one game. ever.
considering that the titles are a healthy distance apart, i think fans of both series can scrounge up the $60 for one, then the $60 for the other.
this whole story, since it broke, has been absurd. i'm glad Rockstar cleared the air.
Halo 3 and GTAIV will do fantastic commercially. that's like saying that if MGS4 and FFXIII came out within a month of each other, sales of both would be canibalized.
the internet is like a paranoid old man, jumping at every little sound and yelling at shadows.
you know you're in bad shape when reputable news sources are referencing speculative release dates from companies like Gamestop and EB, and treating the info like it's the gospel truth.
disinformation for the win, apparently.
your kidding me right? GTA wont cut into Halo's sales. Anyone who likes both will buy both and anyone who likes one or the other will buy their respective copies. Both will sell like the next big christmas fad.
Halo/Gta don`t get affected by each other. you either love one or the other or both. it`s that simple/confusing. lol.
games that get affected by games like that are unestablished game that are trying to make a name for them selves.
i`ve been agree-ing(sorry) w/ you alot lately.
bubbles for u. even thou you don`t really need em. LOL.
Thank you sir. Bubbles for you for agreeing with me haha.
totally just reread you post and I realized you feel the same as me. Sorry if it seemed like I was disagreeing, you were right, were the same minded.
yay GTA! woo cannot wait
i`m pretty sure they`ve never pushed back a release date. w/ is pretty incredible considering it could and you buy it anyways no matter what.
they push gta back, with so many game out i got no time to play all of them so it would be loss money, other then that bing it on R*
I will cancel my holiday to Thailand, book a month off work. Complete Halo 3 and GTA4 and make it the best gaming month ive ever had!
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