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GTA IV: PS3 outselling 360 3:1 at UK’s Asda

Wednesday, 23rd April 2008 09:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to this MCV piece, Asda’s seeing the PS3 version of GTA IV being pre-ordered three times to every one 360 copy.

“Both titles have generated great interest on the Asda website, with strong pre-orders, and the PS3 version is selling three times that of 360, which is surprising and not in line with what we’d expect,” said Duncan Cross, Asda’s head of games.

HMV was telling a different story, though. Tim Ellis, buying head at the UK retailer, said interest for the 360 version was higher due to store promotion: “Demand for both formats is high, but our 1,000 Xbox points offer generated a huge amount of interest.”

Thanks, Blerk.

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19 Comments

  1. pjmaybe

    OH NOES THE 360 IS DOOMED!

    /yawn

    I think it’s time for more made up GTA news. Do the story about the penguin that lives on one of the little islands in Liberty Bay. The penguin with the machine gun.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    /awaits “unwashed pikeys prefer PS3″ quip

    :-)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DogGuy2

    Well it makes sense, because….only unwashed pikeys prefer PS3.

    :P

    #3 6 years ago
  4. CastellanSpandrell

    “only unwashed pikeys prefer PS3.”

    That’s odd! At first the PS3 was ‘prohibitively expensive’ now chavs prefer it…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Tonka

    Has MS Halo 3 level ad campaign started yet?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Not quite!

    http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/04/22/gta-iv-meant-to-be-played-on-the-ps3-says-amazon-com/

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    The *real* intro movie and stuff from the PS3 version has finally leaked to YouTube. Watch it before it gets pulled (if you’re not on spoiler watch)!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piCbOD_kEMs

    #7 6 years ago
  8. patlike

    I think it’s been pulled already.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Hah! You’re right! I’ve got it sitting right here in me browser, though – I just finished watching it. There’s some gameplay footage at the end of it too – the first bit of driving. Quite poor quality video, but reasonable enough to see what it’s like. Animation seemed a bit more wooden than I was expecting, tbh. But I still want. ^_^

    /goes to try and extract the video from Firefox cache

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Heh heh – job done!

    /hides .flv file from Rockstar

    #10 6 years ago
  11. patlike

    You’re kidding. How big’s the file?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    About 18mb. Quite small, ‘cos YouTube’s crap, innit. Want me to upload it and drop you a link? Although obviously I couldn’t possibly do that because it would be wrong.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. patlike

    That’d be much appreciated, yep. Although it would be wrong.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Zumi

    Jeez guys, isn’t this best saved until you see it first hand? Way to spoil one of the biggest games of all time with YouTube.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I never much cared about seeing intro movies and the like. It’s not like it spoils the end or anything. And considering it’s going to be over six months before I actually get to play it, the whole thing’s going to be long-since spoiled before I even have a copy.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    You’ve got mail by the way, Pat. So I hear.

    /looks shifty

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Blerk

    glol!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_rgKmMpDA

    (this one’s safe to watch, by the way)

    #17 6 years ago
  18. patlike

    Ta.

    That movie’s massive. It does actually show quite a lot.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. DogGuy2

    “That’s odd! At first the PS3 was ‘prohibitively expensive’ now chavs prefer it…”

    Whats odd about it? Chavs steal dont they? ;)

    #19 6 years ago

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