GTA IV delay may force another PS3 price cut

The fallout from GTA IV's delay may be so huge that it may force Sony to slash the price of the PS3 again this year, one analyst is predicting.

It's not hard to see why this is such a huge blow for the PS3 this Christmas: GTA IV had been expected to sell around 5 million copies on both the 360 and PS3 respectively, and would have undoubtedly given both consoles a huge boost in sales. While the likes of Halo 3 will almost certainly be able to do the same, the PS3's Christmas line up – while still impressive from a potential quality point of view lacks a game of comparable profile to Halo 3.

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etownone3880d ago

this is exactly what alot of people including myself have been saying in these boards. Without GTA, PS3 has no major blockbuster game coming out. New IP's dont sell systems. Proven games like GTA and HALO will sell consoles just as they have proven in the past.

I'm sure next year if MGS4 and GTA come out around the same time, it will move alot of systems...but thats next year.... this holiday season is looking real good for M$ mainly because they got HALO.

Vash_The_Stampede3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

How is the PS3 so damn dependent on GTA, when everyone and they grandma know that Rockstar themselves said if your gonna get GTA get it for the 360. That statement alone dropped GTA as being a console selling AAA title.

Sony has a great lineup of console selling titles on the way, and who knows what might happen with GTA after this delay, Rockstar may have found a loop hole with Microsoft's exclusive content deal.

LoudNinja is right....this article makes no sense.

eLiNeS3880d ago

they could beat M$ to there FIRST PRICE CUT!!! Glorious!!!

eLiNeS3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

"Take-Two was expected to sell about 10 million units of ``Grand Theft Auto IV'' in its first year, with about half for Xbox and half for PlayStation3"

More like (I will be generous) 20/80
80% - Xbox 360
20% - PS3

You ask why? Because the 360 will have faster boot times, there will be lots of achievements to be had only on the 360, and you will get the "Complete experience" only on the 360.

There is some good news for the PS3 owners though. There is going to be a price cut on Xbox 360s this month. I Hope you get one before they all sell out. Here's a good idea, go buy one tomorrow and then the day the price drops you can go price match it. SCORE!!!

Rama262853880d ago

eLiNeS - if you took your blinkers for a second you might find there is a world out there.

Now that GTA has been delayed until next year, PSN will have Home which will include something very similar to the XBL Achievements. Now for fast boot times, what's that about? Haven't heard that one before. I guarantee you not even 10% of Xbox 360 owners will pay and download the extra content to get the "complete experience". Firstly, no one even knows what it is and how much it will cost. And on top of all of that, I bet over 40% of people do not even complete the entire game.

eLiNeS3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

HOME is your answer, HAHAHA, let's see what this is about. "There will be a Hall of Fame (similar to the Xbox Live Achievements) which will include a Trophy Room. The Trophy Room is a Home Space where users are able to display their gaming accomplishments. Players will be able to win Home Trophies when they play games that support the Home Trophy system. Publishers and developers will be able to support trophies by building them into their games' architecture." This from

OK, so if you get a trophy from a game then it sounds like there is only one trophy per game, right? Well the Xbox 360, some games have over 50 Achievements in them giving you so many things to achieve from the game that most would not have ever thought to do, so in turn you get more out of the game then ever before. BONUS!!!!

Boot times? Now you will:

"I guarantee you not even 10% of Xbox 360 owners will pay and download the extra content to get the "complete experience"." I think more people will be or already have been downloading more then you can dream thanks to this deal, I personally have $200 worth:

"Firstly, no one even knows what it is and how much it will cost." Do you think they care now. LOL

You last you said, "And on top of all of that, I bet over 40% of people do not even complete the entire game." And I agree with you 100% for the PS3 gamers.

Case Closed!

juandren3880d ago

Tell me, what do you think Halo and Gta started out as? Proven System Sellers??? Think before you write man

Mu5afir3880d ago

Hey genius, how do you expect to get better boot times on the 360? The 360 requires the game to load from the DVD9, the Ps3 can boot the game from Blu-Ray and HDD.. guess which system is going to have faster boot time? You guessed right the Ps3.

Daishi3880d ago

A 32x DVD drive, or a 2x BR drive? Somebody needs to knock some sense into these kids...

Omegasyde3879d ago (Edited 3879d ago )

Faster booting times?
Where the fudge did you get that info?
Out of your buttcrack?

I love it how almost every fanboy makes up statistics.

And never quote a Wikipedia reference.

ANYONE CAN EDIT IT. I have edited Rosie O'Donnels bio 9 times, even adding one entry saying she died from choking on "fish tacos".

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D_U_I3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

Ok, thats more of a reason. But even if it does start a fanboy war who cares?

Rama262853880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

It's a matter of opinion mate. This isn't news, it's one man's speculation, and if anything, trouble making.

The majority of the story is a duplicate and nothing new and the rest is just speculation that's going to spark a stupid fanboy war. Very lame in my opinion.

EDIT: The problem with Fanboy Wars is that it's just a repition of the same thing and generally downgrades to the "xbox breaks" and "ps3 over-priced with no games" slugging match. I've heard it all before and would rather have a proper discussion with my fellow gamers. As soon as you get fans from either side involved you'll get defensive arguments which do not produce productive comments.

Marty83703880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

There are other PS3 games coming out , GTA IV is one game.

HOME, Warhawk, BIA, Lair, Heavenly Sword, Hot Shots Golf 5, Dirt, Haze, UT3, LittleBigPlanet Beta, Assassin's Creed, Folklore, Uncharted, Call Of Duty 4, Devil May Cry 4, Ratchet & Clank, Singstar, White Knight Story, Rock Band, GT5 Prologue & loads of others.

There is nothing wrong with th PS3 2007 line-up.

This makes 2008 PS3 line-up even stronger.

GTA IV, MGS4, Final Fantasy XIII, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy Versus, Resident 5 & loads of others.

etownone3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

yes there is.

FACT. GTA is the biggest selling franchise in gaming history, it pretty much secured PS2's dominance and #1 spot in the last console wars.

All those other games are all new IP's or other games that can not compare to a game like GTA. There are no system sellers for PS3 this holiday season.
but HALO, a proven system seller, will sell millions

to MARONA... GTA helped sell MILLIONS of PS's...everyone wanted to get a pS for GTA. GTA=PS in the last generation. Thats a fact. Also GTA was PS best selling franchise. FACT. No other games came close.

And there are alreadt over 6 million preorders of HALO 3, so yes it will help sell millions.

Marona3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

I disgree, PlayStation 2 would still be #1 even without GTA, and GTA is not the biggest selling Franchise game, it's one of the biggest but not #1.

And stop with the Halo 3 selling millions, the Halo fanbase isn't even over 10 million.

eLiNeS3880d ago

All PS3 games have been pushed back until the lawsuit is over, the one about the cell processor! Yeah, could take years, Sony is going to be doing a recall and replacing all the PS3s with PS2s with all new colors. Watch for the new colors coming soon.

Marona3880d ago

etownone @ Wrong again. Not "everyone" is going to buy GTA at all, I quit the "GTA omgz 1337!" after III, it was great but got to boring for me later on with it's other releases. Sorry for being completely different with "opinions".

Reliable Source of this "PlayStation 2 sold MILLIONS because of GTA" - that still doesn't make it the "Best selling franchise ever - #1" it has yet to pass a few other franchises.

I'd also like another reliable source where you got this "6 million Pre-Orders" of Halo 3, first time I hear this one.

DirtyRat3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

Marona, I agree PS2 could still be the biggest console ever without GTA, but it is a fact that GTA is the best selling franchise in recent history (Mario actually is best ever).

I think GTA4 was important to 360 and PS3 this christmas, and I hardly think the PS3 is now doomed because it has no GTA4 till next year.

Marona3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

Again.. it's one of the best selling video game in history, still has yet to be #1. Did people forget about Pokemon? Mario? Final Fantasy? Zelda? Sims? Madden? Tetris?

Wow... being really fanish today lol...

Daishi3880d ago

Thanks for bringing up Pokemon. You can't have the greatest selling game of all time without a few movies and long running TV show.

Omegasyde3879d ago

FACT: Common sense prevails
FACT: Mario Bros games are rated E (for everyone)
FACT: Because you write "FACT:", doesn't make it FACT.

Odion3879d ago


HOME, Warhawk, Lair, Heavenly Sword, Hot Shots Golf 5, Haze, UT3, Folklore, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank, Singstar, GT5 Prologue & loads of others.

Those are the actual PS3 only games of 2007, and Home really isn't a game. But ya keep thinking with Folklore bombing in Japan that it will do good in North America

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Daz3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

How can a delay force a price cut? If they done a price cut each time a games was delayed it would cost $200 by now lol.

I got a disagree for having a laught some people need to get out more

etownone3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

probably because alot of people were looking to get a PS3 to play GTA...

and again, this is GTA, its not just any game..its PS best selling games, and without it... this holiday season isn't looking too good

REbirth3880d ago (Edited 3880d ago )

if i was looking for GTA4...i wouldn't buy a ps3...but yes a 360 that is cheaper and probably will be what you saying has no sense...i will only buy a ps3 when FF13 and GT5 came out like i did with my ps2...cus THOSE was the games that made sony's console...and others like tekken and mgs franchises...

ShiftyLookingCow3880d ago

many of us are already predicting a $100 price cut on 80GB PS3 by the time Holiday Season is in full swing