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GTA IV is a PS3 system seller, says Play.com

Wednesday, 9th April 2008 09:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Play.com games boss Gian Luzio has told MCV that GTA IV is already the fatest selling game on PS3, and that the title is also proving to be a system seller.

“This is the biggest ever title for PS3 by a long way – and probably 360 as well,” he said. “I’ve been really blown away by how quickly it’s sold on PS3. Sales have gone crazy and have proven to be a real hardware driver already. We’ve sold out now, but will be getting in more stock as soon as it becomes available.

“We expect to have some stock back in for the day of release on April 29th.”

Many UK retailers are now struggling to meet demand for the game. It was reported yesterday that GAME has stopped guaranteeing release date delivery for the title.

Thanks, Blerk.

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41 Comments

  1. Blerk

    /tips hat
    /tips cow

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Whizzo

    Microsoft pimps GTA IV hard.

    Sony reaps the benefits.

    Whoops.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    “and probably 360 as well”

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I think the real winners here are probably going to be Rockstar and Take Two. :-D

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Tonka

    There are no winners in wars. Only losers and whores.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. patlike

    Mercenaries don’t die. They just go to hell and regroup. With some prostitutes.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Isn’t that headline a bit of a leap from what was actually said? :p

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    Well, he used the phrase “real hardware driver,” but it’s the same thing :)

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    \o/

    #9 7 years ago
  10. XDamage

    Lol. It’s funny how surprised he seems. :D

    Did people really think that a couple of episodic content packages would really tip the balance that drastically in the 360 versions favor? Especially considering the GTA series history.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    I think there’s likely to be a lot of people with PS2s that are considering the PS3 for GTA4. MS are idiots anyway… it seems like even a lot of 360 owners don’t realise GTA4 is coming to the 360.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Whizzo

    Microsoft needs more people with GTA IV “tattoos” to educate the gaming public. Maybe one per game store.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. XDamage

    HAHA! That made me lolz. :D

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Ahh Peter Moore, you’re missed. =)

    #14 7 years ago
  15. El_MUERkO

    not surprised at all, the masses heard a new GTA is coming out and no matter how much MS throw at advertising they still go out and buy a PS3 cause you need a PS3 to run it innit!

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Zumi

    I think you guys are overreacting a bit. 360 version will still be by far the biggest selling version.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. XDamage

    “By far” is pretty relative. It will ofcourse sell more by the fact that there are currently more 360′s out there than PS3′s.

    But I think it will probably be a surprisingly close run all things considered. :)

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    I think the US and UK will sell more on the 360 but push more PS3s. I think the rest of Europe will sell more on the PS3 and push even more PS3s.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Blerk

    I think Psychotext is probably right.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. XDamage

    I’ll be surprised if we ever see any real, unbiased, unspinned sales numbers though. :D

    #20 7 years ago
  21. Zumi

    I reckon the 360 version will do double of the PS3 edition.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Chinster

    I pre-ordered both versions as I hadn’t decided which to buy.

    I’m currently swaying towards the PS3 version for a couple of reasons:

    1. I have yet to finish any of the GTA’s, so if I can’t even finish the game I doubt I’ll dabble in DLC

    2. I think sony really have got into my head with the whole ‘GTA is synonymous with Playstation’ thing. If so, fair to play to them.

    Can I live without rumble though? Yeah, I think I can :)

    #22 7 years ago
  23. XDamage

    There are 18 million 360′s out there ( http://kotaku.com/359527/18-million-360s-sold-worldwide ), and around 12 million PS3′s. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ps3 ) (Last PS3 numbers are from January 1st).

    I cannot in my wildest imaginations believe that the 360 version will sell DOUBLE the number of PS3 version. ;)

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Zumi

    Good point – does the dual shock 3 work with this?

    #24 7 years ago
  25. XDamage

    It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Patlike is on the case. :D
    Every new high profile game released this year supports it though, so I would think yes.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. Zumi

    Yeah, it’s got to, hasn’t it? They’ve had plenty of time to work with it.

    I’d like the PS3 version for the controller, but it’s got to be the 360 version for me, since I definitely want to play it online.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. XDamage

    What do you mean by that? There will be the exact same online possibilities in both versions.

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Blerk

    But not the same friends. :-)

    #28 7 years ago
  29. Zumi

    Aye. I’ll be joining in with the EG crew, and I reckon the majority of people there will be playing the 360 version. Also, my only other “real life” gamer friend only has a 360..

    I’ve been immersing myself in info about this game recently. I can’t wait. :( Why did I look..

    #29 7 years ago
  30. XDamage

    Thats true. :D

    #30 7 years ago
  31. Psychotext

    The EG sessions should be funtacular! =)

    #31 7 years ago
  32. morriss

    Yeah, gotta be 360 for this game. For the friends list and the fact that Live runs smoothly for the most part.

    #32 7 years ago
  33. Zumi

    Knowing my luck, my 360 will RROD on the day I get it.

    #33 7 years ago
  34. morriss

    They don’t do that any more…

    #34 7 years ago
  35. Blerk

    I saw a new one this morning somewhere… Kotaku or Joystiq, maybe? A ‘red dot of death’ or something. A single LED on the ring and loads of great graphic corruption on the screen. Handily not covered by the extended warranty. I never realised that only certain faults were covered by that – that’s a bit mean, tbh.

    #35 7 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    That’s not new. It’s just one of the more unusual failures.

    #36 7 years ago
  37. Blerk

    Well, it was new on me. Why aren’t all failures covered by the extended warranty, though?

    #37 7 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    90% of 360s that die fail with the 3 red lights error… which is why they do something. Other failures fall under the same warranty cover as the Wii and PS3 have.

    #38 7 years ago
  39. Tonka

    I’m just waiting for that signature covered replacement Xbox (the one even Bill Gates signed) to melt down and get its own YouTube channel.

    #39 7 years ago
  40. Tonka

    Hey Psychotext: You might want to edit your post.
    90% of the 360s that do die etc etc…

    #40 7 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    That’s a fair point. /o\

    #41 7 years ago

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