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1. I'm new to the site so I've never seen these threads

2. Rumors about XBox 360 and PS3 price drops as well as a new PS3 model have recently surfaced

3. In order for your 2008 year end predictions to be correct, PS3 will have to outsell XBox 360 by 140,000 units each week.



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ManusJustusNardus said:

3. In order for your 2008 year end predictions to be correct, PS3 will have to outsell XBox 360 by 140,000 units each week.


While I think it's very likely that the PS3 will pass the 360 sometime late in 2009, putting the 360 into 3rd place, you're probably right: there's no way the PS3 will have those kinds of sales relative to the 360.

It looks like the 360 will be the best platform for GTA4.  I don't know whether most will end up knowing this, or, even if they know this, whether they will even care.  For example, I may eventually buy GTA4 and I don't care if I have the option to buy more exclusive content because I don't go crazy for GTA anymore.



The worse console of the two will have better sales due to DLC and a bigger userbase.



leo-j said:
I say if ps3 is at $299.99

PS3 will end up with higher sells.

What would you say if the PS3 did not come at $299.99 leo-j?  What would your thoughts be then?



TheBigFatJ said:
ManusJustusNardus said:

3. In order for your 2008 year end predictions to be correct, PS3 will have to outsell XBox 360 by 140,000 units each week.


While I think it's very likely that the PS3 will pass the 360 sometime late in 2009, putting the 360 into 3rd place, you're probably right: there's no way the PS3 will have those kinds of sales relative to the 360.

I guess we will have to wait and see how PS3 lineup does this year, but I think 2009 is still pushing it since PS3 would have to outsell XBox 360 by 70,000 units a week from here on out.  I think that XBox 360 and PS3 will stay close until the end of the generation, and if PS3 does come in second place (first place is out of the question for both XBox 360 and PS3) it would only happen near the end of this generation.  With that prediction in mind, I'll still be happy because a close showing or tie with Sony is good for Microsoft and the American gaming industry.



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libellule said:

some things to take in count :

will there be any technical difference between the 2 versions (frame rate drop?)

what will be the exclusive downloaded content : GTA4.05 ? or GTA4.5 ?

when will the exclusive come ?

what will be the entry price of the 2 consoles ?

==> but just considering the 2 userbases, it is obvious the Xbox360 will sell more


 Based on the three trailers released so far, I'd be hoping that both versions can actually get a solid FPS because good lord, the trailers chug along so badly. 



Bingoo said:
I dont think MGS4 is the system seller most people make it out to be...

 That's great and all, but this thread is about GTA4.



ManusJustusNardus said:

How do you think XBox 360's exclusive Grand Theft Auto 4 content will effect sales compared to a game that has traditionally been on the Playstation?

I think that the fact that Microsoft will probably heavily advertise its exclusive content as well as drop its retail price will cause XBox 360 to outsell the PS3 version of the game, even though Sony will also have a price drop and probably advertise it as a Playstation game like they did with Assassins Creed.

Grand Theft Auto 4 first year sales prediction:

XBox 360: 4.5 million

PS3: 3.5 million


 Well, for one, the exclusive content to my knowledge will come way after the launch, and will come at a cost, so I doubt it will have much of a impact, and I think GTA4 just may be the game to start getting PS2 owners to upgrade, especially if another price drop is in order.

 P.S. 360 the best gaming console? HA! I think not.



well i know that the ps3 version is outselling the 360 version on pre orders. I think the 360 will outsell the ps3 version in america but i think only by a small amount not by a huge margine but i think the ps3 version will outsell the 360 version in europe and in japan by a much bigger maargine



First off the GTA games sold very well on the XBOX and PC as well as the PS2.

Advertising (And I am sure MS will do a lot of it) toughting the exclusive content will not be hard to find.

MS surely will drop price of 360 before GTA4 release.

360 version will be the sales leader and GTA4 will sell more 360's than PS3's.



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