GTA4 360 pre-orders of GTA4 outselling PS3. Money Talks!

GTA4screenieRegardless of whether or not gamers own a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, there’s no doubt that everyone is looking forward to once again walking the streets of Liberty City or carjacking a defenseless citizen and speeding off to the next objective in the fourth installment of Rockstar’s wildly successful Grand Theft Auto series.

Ever since it was announced at last year’s E3 that GTA4 would be released on both of Sony and Microsoft’s latest hardware simultaneously, many have wondered which version would be yielding the greater revenue for Take Two.

According to a visual comparison of pre-orders for both the 360 and PS3 on, a majority for them were for the former at 59% while the latter is currently at 41%. Wow.

While that may appear to be shocking, it’s important to note that it’s been a known fact, for a while, that Microsoft not too long ago reached deeply into its pockets and tossed fifty million dollars in Take Two’s general direction for the episodic content of the game to be made exclusively for their platform.

Grand Theft Autophiles are definitely going to want the most they can get out of the game in terms of both gameplay and story, and with the inclusion of additional content in the Xbox 360 edition, it’s pretty clear which is the definitive version one to purchase is.

Not only is this report indicative of GTA4’s success on both consoles so far, but the current status of Microsoft and Sony in the ever heated console war concerning third party relations and multi platform titles.

There are plenty of other factors that influence the ongoing battle for the attention and adoration of gamers: the Xbox 360 has been on the market longer than the PS3 and currently possesses a larger install base, the milky white, double concaved box is more affordable than the delightfully quiet, glossy black tower, etc.

However, the one issue on Sony’s end is apparent: they’re still failing to be competitive in obtaining exclusive titles for their console.

The importance of having third party support is immense, and many are still waiting to see Sony get back into the fight and acquire some big deal properties to ensure that people will want their console for more than just their first party titles.



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