Posted on May 29, 2008,

In the UK, 360 Outselling PS3 in Post-GTA Period


There was bound to be a long tail on a game like Grand Theft Auto IV and its impact on hardware sales. It’s already been a month since the game was released, and we’re beginning to see some of the post-launch numbers that we couldn’t get from the April NPDs. According to Chart-Track, the Xbox 360 has sold 18% more consoles than the PlayStation 3 in the UK since GTA‘s launch, Eurogamer reports.

In addition, sales of the game are also higher on 360, with a 57% share of sales for the game in its first four weeks of availability. Approximately 1.3 million copies have been sold between the two consoles, which would place it as already having outsold last year’s best selling game, FIFA 08.

There’s a good point that Eurogamer made which is worth keeping in mind. You should take these numbers with a grain of salt because the PS3 already saw a boost in its sales from the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, so there was only so much more GTA IV could do. For the full year thus far, the PS3 has sold 10% more systems than the 360 has; prior to GTA‘s release, it was twice that. So while the numbers may be a bit misleading, it does seem clear that GTA has been extremely helpful to the Xbox 360′s case in the UK.

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7 Comments on In the UK, 360 Outselling PS3 in Post-GTA Period


On May 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm

It should also be remembered that in the UK the 360 Arcade is $296 compared to £573 for the 40gb PS3.


On May 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Yes, Norbit, it should be remembered that the 36 Arcade is cheaper. That’s why it sells better. That’s why it’s a more successful console. PS3 fanboys suck like no one!


On May 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Did you intentionally use two different forms of currency there, Norbit?


On May 29, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Yes I think he did. XD But anyway what does is matter which console sells more units then the other month by month or even year by year for that matter. Gamers shouldn’t have to prove the worth of there console(s) just by how many units it sells or by how good the visuals are on there console(s). Or anything else for that matter if you like the console(s) that you own then no you should be happy with it and get on with the gaming.

P.S I own a PS3 and a 360. And I know people hate it when other people say that :P . But I can’t help my self.


On May 30, 2008 at 12:49 am

so the 360 Arcade is £150? NICE!


On May 30, 2008 at 4:42 am

zomg who would of guessed

Norbit's Bro

On May 30, 2008 at 7:53 am

yea 360 price is so cheap becuase u all fall for it. Ps3 will take over by 2009 and mircrosft know that and all you consumers are like OMG 360 IS SO CHEAP FORGET PS3 LETS GET THAT. a year later….. I WISH I HAD A PS3 :( lol all you do is hate on the ps3 so sad. lmao you amuse me 360 fan boys ^^