Grand Theft Auto IV To Sell 1M More PlayStation 3s Over X360
"I think PS3 'wins' this battle," Pachter told Reuters. He said that if sales of Take-Two's GTA IV come in at the high end of the 9-12.5 million unit estimates during 2008, the game will directly drive sales of two million additional PS3s this year, compared to one million Xbox 360s.
BMO Capital Markets analyst, Edward Williams, believe that this notion only makes sense, because for long now the GTA franchise has been synonymous with the PlayStation name. And so a lot of gamers waited for GTAIV before purchasing a PlayStation 3.
"So many people who owned the PS2 went into PlayStation family because of GTA. The release of GTA IV could expedite their decision to upgrade," he noted.
But it should be noted that the analysts are not stating that the PS3 version will outsell the Xbox 360 version, though. Additionally, Sony also pointed out that the PlayStation 3's line-up of Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, and Resistance 2 would gives gamers more AAA games to play after they're done with GTAIV. And that's certainly better than GTAIV downloadable content, which, some critics are worried, is the best Microsoft has to offer for 2008.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
4/25/2008 Arnold Katayev