Weekly sales watch: GTA IV 360 outsells PS3 at major US and Euro retailers

By Patrick Garratt, Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:46 GMT

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According to the best sellers list from Play.com, Gameplay, Gamestop and Amazon.com, GTA IV 360 is outselling the game on PS3.

In fact, in three out of the four websites, GTA IV 360 is currently top of their bestsellers list altogether.

GTA 360 comes in second to Mario Kart Wii on Amazon.com, being the only blip on the GTA IV-dominated radar.

Wii Fit is the other big worldwide seller this week, coming in fourth on Amazon and Gamestop, with Gameplay and Play.com not having enough stock to keep up with demand.

Spielberg’s Boom Blox has made a decent start in both regions and manages to make it into Gameplay’s top ten in its first week after release.

On the PC side, gamers can’t wait for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, as it tops pre-orders on all four sites, even beating MGS4.

Overall, though, Wii continues to reign supreme in the US, with 80 percent of Amazon’s top ten being dominated by the format, as is 40 percent of Gamestop’s.

Europeans seem to prefer their hardcore consoles, with 360 and PS3 games making up 70 percent of Play.com’s and 50 percent of Gameplay’s top ten software titles sold.

That’s enough numbers for this week. More next weekend.

By Mike Bowden

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