December NPD: GTA IV 360 sales almost double that of PS3 for 2008

Friday, 16th January 2009 00:58 GMT By Mike


According to the NPD annual software charts for 2008, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV 360 outsold GTA IV PS3 by nearly 2:1.

The open world action title sold 3.29 million copies on 360 and just 1.89 million on Sony’s console where GTA games have traditionally resided. In fact, last year’s release was the first simultaneous multiplatform release for the franchise.

GTA IV 360 could see a resurgence in sales as platform exclusive DLC, Lost and Damned, becomes available later on this year.

All of videogaming247′s December NPD coverage can be found here.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Syrok

    Makes sense. There are about half as many PS3 owners as there 360 owners.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Enkeixpress

    Oh come on, This is hardly news.. is it?

    We’ve known about this for so long.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Cort

    US 360s to PS3s = 2.1:1

    360 GTAIV to PS3 GTAIV = 1.75:1

    Sorry, a better attach rate for the PS3 so no “just” about it for the PS3s GTA numbers.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    To be fair we only just found out the numbers for the full year, though it did always look like being in line with the userbases.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    rough economy out there eh too bad the majority of people out there can’t afford quality. Hey bowden just for the hell of it post some hdtv figure sales and see how many people went with low class quality sets and put those figures beside the 360 and ps3. M$ is so getting lucky with the fall of the worlds economy but also keep posting the M$ is better than sony articles it doesn’t make you look like you’re blowing them, i swear it doesn’t :P

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    You can’t argue with facts. Roll on God of War 3…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    SticKboy said: January 16th, 2009 at 2:08 am
    You can’t argue with facts. Roll on God of War 3…

    guess you can’t argue with stupidity either. bring on killzone2

    #7 6 years ago
  8. SticKboy

    Have fun with KZ! I’m not a big fan of first-person shooters, but I hope you enjoy it. God of War 3, on the other hand, has me salivating already :)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    me too hows your intrest in infamous

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    just 1.89 million on Sony’s console

    ‘Just’? Most games would kill for nearly 2 million sales. :-D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. JonFE

    You do have a point there Blerk, but most games can’t even dream of having GTA sale numbers (either platform specific or combined) and that nullifies your point. Sorry…

    #11 6 years ago


    GTA IV was supposed to be the PS3 system seller that Sony was waiting for…

    Obviously it didn’t quite happen that way.

    And it’s ludicrous to compare console to game sale ratios, since EA manages to do a good job of selling more games on the PS3 than it does on the 360.

    Face it, more people bought it on 360 because of a number of reasons including the DLC and the quality of LIVE over PSN.

    Or maybe PS3 owners were too busy watching Blu-ray films to bother with it…

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Truk

    All the chavs have moved to 360 now so that’s not surprising.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Oi! :-D

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Truk


    #15 6 years ago
  16. Tonka

    They really should add the cost of an HDMI cable to that list.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. SreyaNotfilc

    HDMI cable you say?!?! Here ya go…

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    I believe the list only allows you to use the official and thus most expensive versions of things. :)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. SilentLoner

    Ah Psycho but that’s because with microsoft its the official stuff or a no show, obviously thats a sweeping statement so dont go bashing me now :P

    #19 6 years ago

    @ SreyaNotfilc

    lol. Please ignore Tonka.

    It’s just one of his two ‘surely very well known by now’ cut and paste comments.

    I doubt it if we’ll make it through the day without seeing at least onther 3 “OMG the PS3 really…” comments either.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    I disagree avidly with G1GAsharts,

    As is my prerogative as fanboy of the year 2008.

    Although, I don’t really understand what he said, it’s safe to assume he is being a 360 fanboy in some manner.

    #21 6 years ago


    #22 6 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    Blerk said: January 16th, 2009 at 8:50 am
    just 1.89 million on Sony’s console

    ‘Just’? Most games would kill for nearly 2 million sales.

    alot of people are washed up on gta games. i still haven’t finished it. The only people who are raving about it are little 14-16 years which is the major population of xbox owners (one of the reasons it sold more copies)but gta4 is still a great game

    #23 6 years ago
  24. truthiness

    theevilaires: are you for real? Seriously you take the sony fanboi fanaticism to levels I didn’t think were possible. The market has spoken and sony has taken one up the rear, as fan you should be hopeful they learn from their mistakes and make corrections….because ultimately that’s what the fans will benefit the most from. This delusional product masturbation fanboi’s partake in is counter productive to what should be your ultimate goal…quality system, quality games for a reasonable price. Grow up.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Syrok

    He is our pet troll. Best don’t talk to him he gets angry very quickly.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    the market has spoken? and you’re the market?….ok? what market are you from the japanese,euro,or american. because the japan market says fuck 360, the euro market is sonys strong fort now(except the few xbots from this site who post anti sony remarks every time they get the chance)and the american market is in a finacial crisis to either feed their children or play cheap which one are you speaking for xbot

    and syrok you shouldn’t talk you probably got a tatoo of master cheif on your ass. get another one the next time you’re there of three red ringed lights around your lips.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    The Japanese market says fuck anything that’s not a handheld. Ok, maybe not quite that severe for the Wii but anything else is largely ignored.

    As for the European market. It’s owned by Nintendo like everywhere else.

    The American market? Financial crisis you say? Well that’s funny because they just had their biggest ever year for gaming revenue. $21.33bn in 2008 vs $17.97bn in 2007 (which was the previous biggest year).

    #27 6 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    ok little retarted child let me explain it simply for you.
    Ready…? ok wii is not on the same level as ps3 or 3shitty even nintendo says that.I’m talking about “next gen” not “last gen tech”. And the whole gaming market is still owned by ps2 if you want to go there regardless or not you’ve turned it on in the past year.Plus serioulsy its sad xbots have to talk about the wii numbers because they know ps3 is closing into sales with xbox despite ” a year head start” from now on i’ll talk about how M$ fucked up that year head start (damn you rrod)and remind you that even now the 3shitty is less than a wii, it still got spanked

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    Whether or not it’s on the same level or not is frankly irrelevant. When people who owned PS2s are buying Wiis it’s certainly competing for the same customers. As for the PS2, sure there’s still 140m odd of them out there, but as not many people buy games for them any more it’s of far less importance than it was. It sold about the same amount of software as the PS3 last quarter (Sony’s own financial figures)… that’s 15-20m PS3s selling the same amount of games as 140m+ PS2s. Which in turn is about 1/2 of the games sold by the 360 or the Wii.

    Oh, and bad news for you my good man. When the PS3 launched it was 6-7m units behind the 360. As of now (more than two years later) it’s 8-9m units behind the 360. Now my maths isn’t that good, but that doesn’t look like it’s catching up to me.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    yea, your numbers are as good as a 3 year old there pal and wii shitted on 360 even after the year head start. don’t hold your breath to see if 3shitty will ever catch it (or the original xbox #’s)…you know what try to, but you can breath every time your 3 fix me red rings ok :P

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Psychotext

    Please, do tell me where I’m wrong. Yes, the Wii did outsell the 360 very quickly, but I’m struggling to see where I said otherwise.

    Oh, and you do know that the 360 has already sold 4m more than the original xbox sold right? (Of course you don’t… you don’t really know much at all other than how to rage against the horrible xbot lies do you?)

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    Anyway… that’s about as much as I can take of you for one night. It’s fun, but only in small doses. I will leave you to slobber all over the next unsuspecting poster to arrive.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    make sure to be gentle with morris ok.haven’t seen him in a while. untie him sometime will you, i miss you two gay tag team posting :P…have fun you two xbot love birds now GTFO.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    …and there was me about to go off and play Valkyrie Chronicles. Clearly I’m not allowed to!

    #34 6 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    is that the name of the gay porno you guys watch together i thought i told your ass to GTFO

    #35 6 years ago
  36. No_PUDding

    I think Psychotext it’s only educated assumption you have, on install base in November 2006, and it’s also a very business-like way of wording, or numbering it.

    But I understand when you have a uninterprettable individual such as him about. Completely.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    if you’re kissing his ass to join his gayfest morris won’t allow that so stop you look like a bloody wanker

    #37 6 years ago
  38. No_PUDding

    ….I like how british your insults are though….

    I guess thats the only good thing I can say about your contribution to this comment section.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. SticKboy


    #39 6 years ago
  40. Whizzo

    ….I like how british your insults are though…. They’re not really, a decent insult from a Briton is far more subtle and a very good one confuses the target as to whether they’ve been insulted in the first place.

    PamAires’s insults are poor.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Retroid


    #41 6 years ago

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