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Of course it was worth it.
The game sold well and the promise of exclusive DLC sold tons of consoles.

Heck, without GTA 360 and DLC, the PS3 would probably have skyrocketted in 2008 (GTA then MGS, both rated 10 by reviewers....)



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axumblade said:
In all honesty, the exclusivity was more based on selling xbox 360's then selling the game itself. The promise of DLC did push some decent hardware due to it being exclusive to the 360. While I'm not sure if Microsoft knew at the time that Sony were so willing to pick up the DLC once the contract expired, I do know that Microsoft knew they were signing timed exclusive instead of a fullscale exclusive. Microsoft hit Sony where it hurt with the lack of exclusivity. They successfully took a franchise that was synonymous with the Playstation Brand and made it more successful on the 360.

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Hephaestos said:
Of course it was worth it.
The game sold well and the promise of exclusive DLC sold tons of consoles.

Heck, without GTA 360 and DLC, the PS3 would probably have skyrocketted in 2008 (GTA then MGS, both rated 10 by reviewers....)

Except it didn't. When GTA released we didn't see a large increase in either of the HD consoles. To be honest even if it had remained exclusive I doubt it would have pushed many PS3s. It sold to the core that had for the most part already bought their console of choice. The casuals that bought it on PS2 wouldn't and didn't buy consoles.



Who even cares about GTA anymore. Dont care about this news.



Bear in mind, the reports for this $50 million dollar deal came with strings attached. If the DLC's didn't make $50 million + for MS on just the 360, they'd get their money back.



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its episodes of liberty city .....

 



 

 

The GTA franchise has never been in sync with playstation, and is NOT a used to be must buy playstation franchise..

GTA WAS ON THE XBOX since it went 3d..

GTA IV was going to be ps3 exclusive sure, but SONY let it go multiplatform because ROCKSTAR has issues money wise, but at the same time rockstar gave sony an exclusive franchise, s

Look it up, JACK TRETTON was blabbering on about it..

o I dont know what's worse? Getting GTA IV on the ps3 regardless, and then getting a future franchise that may end up being more innovative than GTA, or having GTA IV exclusive on the platform, just to get ps2 owners to jump on ship with the ps3.



 

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elvacano80 said:

its episodes of liberty city .....

 

yes it is, every DLC for GTA that has released on the xbox 360 exclusively is now coming to the ps3 and pc.



 

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leo-j said:
The GTA franchise has never been in sync with playstation, and is NOT a used to be must buy playstation franchise..

GTA WAS ON THE XBOX since it went 3d..

GTA IV was going to be ps3 exclusive sure, but SONY let it go multiplatform because ROCKSTAR has issues money wise, but at the same time rockstar gave sony an exclusive franchise, s

Look it up, JACK TRETTON was blabbering on about it..

o I dont know what's worse? Getting GTA IV on the ps3 regardless, and then getting a future franchise that may end up being more innovative than GTA, or having GTA IV exclusive on the platform, just to get ps2 owners to jump on ship with the ps3.

Correction my friend, GTA's on Xbox came a year later.

 

 



I'm not wrong, GTA III, GTA VICE CITY, and GTA SAN ANDREAS were on XBOX. Doesn't matter if they came out a year later.



 

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