Gameplayer are reporting that a local Australian games retailer has dates, and prices, up for GTA IV. If accurate, the PS3 version of the game will cost more, and there will be songs on the soundtrack recorded exclusively for the game.
I'll be pissed if i got to pay more for it on my PS3.
The 360 will have mutiple discs and the PS3 will cost more. LOL
I'm Joking. Who knows. This site is all about rumors anyways.
The add on that site has the 40g at $700! Ouch.
just letting you know that a single BR disc cost more then 10 DVD's to produce. That's no joke. It makes me wonder how much money get put into making PS3 games.
This is obviously an Aussie site, so the prices/release dates are not for NA. If you don't live in Australia, I don't think you'll need to worry about price differences
@Kigmal. Where the hell are you getting your info about BD costing more than 10 DVDs to produce? Got any facts on that, jack? Please don't give me some website from last year either since new tech was published last summer about different dyes and changes to production lines that are supposed to easily convert DVD manufacturing to BD. The cost of manufacturing has dropped substantially since BDs inception.
at the introduction of blue-ray' it cost around $3.00 to produce the disk and the dvd around $0.55 cents
now the dvd cost $0.25 cents to make and blu-rays cost around $1.25
This is information for the Asia-Pac region which is always different than the US. I think we need to wait for the official word because something definitely is fishy about this rumor. Asia-Pac games can cost more sometimes but we will see.
i buy most my gear from gameswarhouse here in aus. this is the response i got to the GTAIV release date
The Xbox360 version of the game is complete, and waiting the finalisation of the PS3 version.
Rockstar have agreed to release GTA4 simultaneously on both consoles.
The release date has been held up apparently due to a litany of issues with the PS3 version of the game. The release date as given is “1st quarter 08” no confirmed date has been issued yet.
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I get to pay less than anyone for this game... NOTHING! Cause I won't be buying it. If I decide to take the demo copy I'll do that, just to play it but that's it. I'll then put it up on my website and give it away for free like I've done in the past with games like Assassins Creed, COD4, Fight Night 3, Ridge Racer 7 and a host of others...
that's why gamesblow is famed... he gives back to the community.
I call dibs
ps3 version more? well if thats true thats kinda poopie. thank god for rumors. perfect cannon fodder.
It's probably false. They will both be $60. I'm 90% on that.
Did anybody even read the story? The prices were for Australia, not NA. It'll drop for $60 on both systems.
at the local ebgames wannabe PS3 games are $100.00 pesos ($10.00 USD) more than the 360 version. It does suck, thats why i import from the states and have it sooner than Mexico and cheaper.
game stop has both versions for $59.99 and the SE one for $89.99. i wouldnt expect to pay more than that. if so they will not get my money
and YOU know this...MAN!
The GTA series is tired. Was fun the first 3 times around, but got less fun and more monotonous every time. I'm in a definite "wait and see" mode on this one. If it's like the past iterations, then it'll be a pass. If it's completely new and totally different, then we'll see. I won't be buying it on brand name alone.
I don't give a sh*t. Probably 10$ difference, not a big deal...
Edit: A disagree...If you're too cheap to pay an extra 10$ for a game, then you must be eating dog food to survive. And tell me, how did you buy your 400$ console?
don't be upset, people complain about $8 a month for Live..
we are a cheap bunch us gamers !
Actually, Live is only $4 a month. In N.A. anyway.
it cost more to develop on the PS3?
Low attach rate, which means the demand is good enough to pay an extra 10 bucks?
there must be bluray features?
people must be retarded. if the game costs more its because rockstar decided to put the "extra 360 content" to ps3 on the disc so it would be consider extra content (as in a loop hole in the contract)
what ever rockstars gonna peace Microsoft after bully scholarship edition..
yea son rockstar+Ps3=dominance.
Wouldn't put my money on that second to last statement of yours, but you can believe what you want, no one here is crushing your dreams of being a reality. :)
messed up triple posted lol
so how's the weather?
...for months PS3 owners (of which I am soon to become one of) have been saying games like GTA will thrive as a result of Blu-Ray. I will be interested to see just how big of a difference there is if at all!
If the 360 gets the better of the two versions in terms of graphics and content then what will that mean given it was games like GTA that helped push the PS2 into the stratosphere...
GTAIV for ps3.
But what this means is that the game will sell. they'll make money,and that money will go help fund their 2008/2009 projects ;3
the episodic content MS got is going to be 10 dollars because it couldnt all fit on 360 and we pay the ten dollars up front because its already on the ps3 disc lol
either that or i may just not buy the game for my ps3 if ps3 get shafted that badly lol
or it is just this certain retailer/maybe they will get the ps3 version early which justifies initial high price
or untrue idk
Microsoft paid for exclusive episodic content, not episodic content.
i dont believe it will cost any more, but if it does, they better have a damn good reason
You going to go and buy a 360 if they don't have a good reason or will you just not buy their game. Maybe their reason could be because it took more people to develop and or longer to develop. They have to get their money back on their investment somewhere.
Who knows... maybe part of the money that microsoft paid was to reduce the cost of the xbox 360 version. Since they will obviously make it back and at the sametime it give the xbox 360 the price advantage over the PS3 version... smart if you ask me.
that sounds rather reasonable, but I doubt it. :/
There is no way the PS3 version will cost more. Its just a typo. This is just another example of the incompetent Australian press screwing up a story. (Just kidding, Australia is great.)
I agree. There's no way that would fly ANYWHERE.
Maybe the retailer screwed up, but not the article as it simply references the listing.
Anyway, for you NA folk, in Aus most third party games go for 109.95 or 119.95. Usually PS3 and X360 are the same price, although there was one instance this year - and I am spewing that I cannot remember which game it was - where the PS3 verson was $10 cheaper as an RRP.
I would be surprised if shops actually carried the price difference, but not so if the RRP is $10 different.
PS3 games here in Aus have cost more. i think COD4 was $10 more than the 360 version at EB. But as someone else said if your that tight you wont pay an extra 10 bucks for an awesome game then you should take a good long hard look at yourself...ITS ONLY $10
There extra stuff on the BR disk thats not on the 360 ver.
Anyways it goes its PS3 for me.
PS3 is the complete game with extra cars, missions, land, music all included ....for $60 and $90 for the special edition
the 360 gets it for $40 or $50 with half of the stuff. about 9 gigs of it
and will EXCLUSIVLY get to download the extra stuff in yearly updates later for around $15, a chunk
so 360er's will end up paying $95 standard , and $135 special edition
thats if they support it around for 3 years
and use it in Home or on my hardrive
i would pay 10bucks more
More songs on the PS3 version :)
Who cares, the shizz could be $500, i'll still buy the game for my PS3
I DONT CARE HOW MUCH IT COST ITS ALREADY BOUGHT AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA AAAAAAA!!!!!!
Until then just a rumor nothing more.
However, rumors are fun flamebait...(see above posts). Now just to throw a little more gasoline on the flamebait fire.... Do you think this could be part of the MS $50million dollar deal? Think about it.. $50 million was a boatload to pay for just exclusive content...but if they also secured a $10 cheaper retail cost in the hopes of making this the absolute most attractive version it kinda makes sense given what MS was trying to accomplish with the exclusive content? Just a thought...
On the flip side...this could be Rockstars doing. After all, if they are selling exlusive content down the road for the 360 version 2 different times (say $15 a pop) ....which version do you think they want Joe Public to buy?
And then again...its more than likely just a rumor and nothing more and both will have the same price.
More songs on PS3? Who cares? Custom soundtracks are better anyway...I make the soundtrack for my game myself on 360 and PC.
Im the same way. Far as i care sound tracks mean nothing. First thing i always do when a game starts is start up my own sound track. There hasn't been a game out there yet that has my style of music yet and i dont think there is one coming anytime soon!
but if these songs are done exclusively by artists that im into ( korn for haze as an example) it makes the game that bit more attractive to me and a slight increase in price wont deter me from buying it to get what i want . im well aware that i could wait a few weeks and then torrent it and get the song anyway but i like to support the artist that im into an help them maintain and carry on with what theyre doing. i being an artist myself wouldnt mind doing a soundtrack for a game as it also has a potential to widen there fanbase and introducing more people to music that they might have previously overlooked .
We'll i just payed $78 for COD4 because of gamefly this is totale BS i hate u Gamefly
LOL cost more since ps3 is harder to develop for. PWNED.
They would of announced it awhile ago.
This article has already been proven wrong lol. Shopto.net are selling the PS3 version for £1 cheaper!
PS3 version = £36.99
360 version = £37.99
Dunno about the US pricing though.
I now use Shopto for all preorders, it's the cheapest online game retailer. Got Burnout Paradise, Killzone 2, MGS4 and GTAIV set and ready to go (when they're in stock obviously lol). Yep that's right, I'm already setting money aside for the expense lol. 2008 = An expensive year for PS3 owners with all these exclusives pouring out all over the place.
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