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MGS IV will shift more PS3s than GTA IV, says analyst

Saturday, 14th June 2008 10:02 GMT By Mike

Gamesradar is reporting that EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich reckons MGS IV will drive PS3 hardware sales harder than GTA IV.

“Sony’s PlayStation 3 can claim a relative small victory as its hardware unit sales were up 150% over last year; additionally, they managed to outpace their closest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox 360,” said Divnich.

“This will likely continue in June as we expect Metal Gear Solid 4 [to] act as a bigger catalyst in terms of driving PS3 hardware sales than did Grand Theft Auto IV,” he added.

For the record, PS3 marginally outsold 360 in last month’s NPD results.

Future’s looking bright for Sony it seems.

By Mike Bowden

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  1. mart

    Of course it fucking will, it’s an exclusive. I wish someone would pay me megabucks for stating the bloody obvious.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. kasai

    I say this kind of stuff on a daily bases but yet to receive a single pay cheque :(.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Ignoring the fact that the 80gb PS3 with BC came back… which is bound to bump the hardware sales considerably (last chance to get one etc).

    #3 6 years ago
  4. SticKboy

    Is there anybody in the world who was surprised by this? Are the bigwigs at Sony HQ going, “Ah! Thank you, Mr Divnich, for maing it all so clear to us. Who would have thought that having a popular game on our console that isn’t on other peoples’ consoles will make ours sell more? Without your insight, we’d have gift-wrapped Final Fantasy XIII for Microsoft.”

    Who the fuck do they write these for?

    #4 6 years ago