GTA IV: Killing The Xbox 360, Boosting The PlayStation 3

For as much flak as Peter Moore got while leading the Xbox 360 team, it's hard to deny that his penchant for adorning his arms gave gamers a couple of very memorable moments. I mean, before Peter Moore's E3 2005 stunt, had you ever seen another executive get a (fake) tattoo for a key franchise (Halo)? And then, not to be outdone, walk into a second E3 with another (fake) tattoo for another franchise (GTA IV)?

If Peter Moore were still at Microsoft, I have a sneaking suspicion he'd be seeking out a tattoo-removal specialist. Because today, that enthusiastic showing two E3s ago that his "mission" was "accomplished" now looks like a 20-something inking the name of a one-night-stand on his bicep.

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RadientFlux3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

Mass Effect was in response for this part of the article

"But with GTA IV now delayed, Halo 3 (if it doesn't end up being delayed) will release two months before the holiday shopping season really kicks off, thereby enabling Sony to come out of the Turkey-Day gates with a stellar first-party lineup."

Because Microsoft has more then just Halo 3 launching this fall

D_U_I3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

got to do with Mass Effect !!!! Thats all you fanboys ever go on about... blah blah blah... I really do bloody hope sony buy's Rockstar. Hmmm problem solved

Edit: IMO, Rockstar have delayed GTA just so that the ps3 has time to boost its install bass. I have a feeling GTA4 could become ps3 exclusive or maybe we could get that content aswell... hehehe

s8anicslayer3759d ago

it's more like telling a girl i love you just to get in her pants

N4Gworks4Sony3759d ago

more N4G dirty little tricks. this article comes from an unknown website that was most likely created by the sony camp

Xbox 360 Will3759d ago

If you think that then don't come to this site. We don't care what you think and you won't be missed. Rather then complain all the time become a contributer and submit Xbox 360 stories instead of being a broken record.

N4Gworks4Sony3759d ago

the truth is damaging isnt it?

Xbox 360 Will3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

intelligent then i thought. How can the truth be damaging? If your statement is correct then all the Sony fanboys and Sony supporters are happy. If your right then you and your 360 comrades are the only ones that are bothered by this. So rather then whine about it become a contributor to balance the scale. Or go to a 360 website.

xhi43759d ago

look at your display sony? it just tells it all....fanboy much?

Honeal2g3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey,Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, NBA 2K8, Conan, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, EA Playground, Clive Barker's Jericho, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Need for Speed ProStreet, Assassin's Creed, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, The Simpsons Game, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, Virtua Fighter 5, TimeShift, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, World in Conflict, Beowulf,WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008, Army of Two, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, Rock Band,Universe at War: Earth Assault, Devil May Cry 4.

@ the person below me

Because they are multiplatform makes it worse for sony because that means u could get the same game on a much cheaper platfrom with the same quality maybe even better (althoug i think all multiplatform games look the same on both consoles) also if u look at sales allmost all multiplatforms between 360 and ps3 the 360 sales nearly triple the ps3 sales of the same game and thats obviously because of install base soooo i dont see how thats goin to change this holiday season

heavymetal3k3758d ago

Alot of those are multiplatform...

BLUR1113758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

left 4 dead , army of two and bioshocks coming out very soon and stranglehold so theres plenty of awesome games await, and i think xbox's version will sell better anyway. so even that microsoft has been in a dump hole this last so many months xbox still is the shlt

Nigglet3758d ago

This is bad news for sony, good for microsoft. This was probably the best game for the PS3 this holiday, now it is gone. And this game has a huge sony-fan following which will not help now for this holiady. Good news for MS because they have Halo and Mass Effect coming out before and after the GTA release was supposed to be, so they are good, some idiot talked crap about Mass effect earlier, clearly a jealous sony fan, MASS EFFECT IS BETTER THAN ANY PS3 GAME THIS YEAR AND PROBABLY NEXT ALSO. This is really good for MS because now the extra content for the 360 version will be more of a facter since it is releasing closer together now, it is more relevant to gamers who realize that the extra 360 stuff is only a month away from the game now, so which version is better will be no question.

Mu5afir3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

It's about console sales, multiplatform games aren't console sellers. The first party and exclusives are the games that drive most consoles sales. Halo, is the only game that I can see that is going to sell consoles for the 360.

Mass Effect and Bioshock are great games, but they are new IPs and won't draw console sales. If they had a Gear 2 etc.. that would have helped. But they were hoping to entice Ps2 owners to the 360 over the holidays by releasing GTA4, that was the whole point of the exclusive content.

M$ should have used that 50 million to make new IPs, like Sony did.

@ Nigglet

Don't make pre-conclusions about games you have not played.

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MikeGdaGod3759d ago

the article has some really good points. i definately think this hurts MS more than sony.

mintrieri3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

It probably would hurt MS a bit more but it will depend on how they spin it. MS could hurt Sony's rep if they reinforce the image of the PS3 as a difficult system to program for and the cause of the delay (an unconfirmed rumor speculated by Pachter).

My feeling though is that both versions will greatly benifit from the extra polish time resulting in a better GTA4 which is a win for all gamers. Also, with such a crowded slate of great titles coming for the 360 this holiday, it might now come out at an otherwise slow period.

tehcellownu3759d ago

Sony knows they have the games when they release it their sales is goin to boost..while microsoft is trying to steal every game sony have last gen..all they have is halo..moore leavin microsoft is a smart move.. gta releasing next year will hurt them more..maybe rockstar is plannin on makin contents for the ps3 too thats why there was a delay..

Mu5afir3758d ago

The general consumer doesn't care if a game is harder to "PORT" to a particular console. If a game is "exclusive" you won't hear that complain, this is "exclusively" a multiplatform issue. But in general, an average consumer doesn't take devs problems with making a game on a system as a factor when buying a console.

KeMoBLUE3759d ago

this really does help the ps3.

toughNAME3758d ago

well the PS3 is still hovering around rock bottom

it definitly cant get any worse

so i guess they benefit from GTA delay?

but seriously....360 holiday lineup > Ps3 holiday lineup..simple as that

ALIEN3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

Is Peter Moore no longer working for M$? "If Peter Moore were still at Microsoft" What's that suppose to mean?

Back on topic: For a moment i thought this will hurt SONY. But it seems like it could help them, instead of hurt them.

mintrieri3759d ago

Peter Moore is moving to EA to head up their Sports division. And a former executive of EA (don't know his name) is replacing Peter.

FeralPhoenix3759d ago

I guess the speculation over GTA4 delay will continue until the game is released. Tommorrow there will be another story about it hurting the PS3 more, then another about who's fault it is, hey is there a post right now on N4G calling analyst Micheal Patcher and idiot of the week for his predictions?, really who knows whats going on with GTA4, but does it really matter since is "delayed" for both consoles.....why so much speculation?, I know its a huge game but both consoles have better stuff coming IMO, but admittedly I've never been a fan of GTA series....I know, I know, I'm not normal.