Microsoft Vying for Gamers Love With GTA IV Xbox 360 Elite

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Love me!!! Love me!!! Not the PS3!!!

Microsoft is trying everything it can to get you to notice the 360 version of GTA IV instead of the PS3 version, and if you do not currently own a Xbox 360 and are a GTA nut, this little ploy just might work… that is if you can get one.

I am talking of course about that cool looking Xbox 360 Elite pictured above which will be limited to 500 units. The paint is automotive grade which should withstand any over zealous cleaning should someone be silly enough to try it, and each one has its own unique production number on it – thus proving its worth. The catch? These special little guys are only being presented to press outlets like other promotional swag in the past, if you want one you will have to get it off eBay in a few years.

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73 Comments on Microsoft Vying for Gamers Love With GTA IV Xbox 360 Elite

Norbit

On March 22, 2008 at 10:29 pm

“if you do not currently own a Xbox 360 and are a GTA nut, this little ploy just might work”

It might do if;

1) You decide you no longer want to play games like Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid FFXIII, Wipeout, Ratchet & Clank, Killzone and all the other games you used to play on your PS2 that you wont be able to on the 360.

2) You want to start using a completely different controller to play the game to the one you have been playing it with.

3) You would rather pay to play the online element instead of not paying to play it.

4) That you want to choose the most unreliable console in history just because it has a picture on the side and some DLC coming next year.

I’m sure there are literally tens of people out there who meet those criteria :lol:

Porkchizzle

On March 22, 2008 at 11:16 pm

I’m really tired of fanboys, Norbit. Get a job and buy both consoles. Problem solved.

Mornelithe

On March 22, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Already have the special edition preordered for the PS3 ;)

Morne

xbox 360

On March 23, 2008 at 12:07 am

lmfao,microsoft trying soo hard to get more sales, look at sony, do they try so hard? no, their calm, they’re not a cheap company, they dont pay dvd companies to stay exclusive to them, they dont go to wikipedia and change seme info around that was about their console having a 33% falure rate, sony doesnt lie about their failure rate, microsoft did all those. and yes its true, the box360 is actualy the most unreliable console ever made in history, i would rather pay 100 dollars more for a MUCH MUCH MUCH more reliable console, and also the centre of enetrainment-blu ray+ internet options. y microsoft being so cheap with their crappy dvd-9 that can only hold 8gb, while sony gave the latest technology. and i ttoaly agree with norbit, you dont know what the ps3 has in store, you wont be able to say it has no games, what does the 360 have, halo, gears? what else? those 2 keept it alive. while the ps3 has mgs4, ffxiii,gran turismo, killzone 2, uncharted,heavenyl sword, rachet and clank, warhawk, and those first 2 titles will be major killers, and gears 2 cant compete with mgs4. mgs4 is so big its said it would need more than 1 dual layered blu ray disk-more than 50gb, if the 360 had this, it would need to use up to 8 disks to fit it all in, and would cost over 120 dollards, and mgs4 isnt going to the ps3, it sbeen confirmed, at a conference. the 360 has had its chance, and the ps3 is already making a big comeback, it is the best 7th gen console.

and if you carefully compare it, the 3060 would cost more than the ps3 if it had blu ray dvd which is 300-550 dollards, thats already over the ps3′s. i dopnt need to say anymore, i a getting off topic. and i wouldnt want to pay 50 for an year, greedy microsoft, you shouldnt even have to pay to play online, so fuking stupid.

the ps3 has ALOT of major exclusives coming out, 360 has..gears 2, nothing compared to the ps3′s full power, which nno cpmany has even came close to, not even final fantasy 13, if you know how good that games is, and the graphics, thats not even 70% of the full power of the ps3.

gears of war is said to be nearly the max potential of the 360, pretty sad. it can never copete with the ps3, thats why MS comes out with all these new ty modles, trying so hard to bea the ps3.

i have too much to say, all this took me 5 minutes, buy both consoles to have everything, gta will be better on the ps3 anyways, and it was born that way.

xbox 360

On March 23, 2008 at 12:08 am

mistake*-should be-mgs4 isnt going to the xbox 360*

Strikerzex911

On March 23, 2008 at 12:13 am

Haha its like microsoft is reading my mind. I’m getting the ps3 version as I don’t own a 360 anyway.

Ivan_PSP

On March 23, 2008 at 12:25 am

I got both systems 60GB PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 Pro i’m getting this game just for PS3 because it won’t suffer quality or system. This game is meant for people that love playing for a lot lots of time and if i do that on my Xbox 360 it will blow up or just get the dumb red light of death. Microsoft will never be able to achieve the same great relationship that Sony has to the gaming industry. Microsoft has to pay to get any games or exclusive but Sony gets chosen by developer they dont have to pay for exclusive the ps3 is %100 reliable. Xbox 360 will never be able to make it they wont see GTA V just GTAIV.

spencer

On March 23, 2008 at 12:34 am

ps3 for me hehe

jr

On March 23, 2008 at 1:53 am

yep i’m getting it for the ps3 not my 360, cause i’ve dealt with the rrod and gta is a long game and i know my ps3 won’t bust on me. plus i’ve always played gta on a ps3 it just wouldnt feel the same on a 360

gta iv

On March 23, 2008 at 4:05 am

you are all forgeting one thing gta IV only has online on the xbox 360 not the ps3

Evismang

On March 23, 2008 at 4:49 am

“look at sony, do they try so hard? no, their calm, they’re not a cheap company, they dont pay dvd companies to stay exclusive to them, they dont go to wikipedia and change seme info around that was about their console having a 33% falure rate”

don’t go there, girlfriend.
http://gruntsrus.com/news.php?readmore=615

“what does the 360 have, halo, gears? what else?”
Mass Effect, BioShock (also on PC, but only because it’s for Windows, which Microsoft also owns. maybe you’re using it now? huh, weird how that works out), Forza 2, the backing of a company that can buy out both Sony and Nintendo and still have money left over. not to mention, Call of Duty 4′s online play was better on 360.

MonkeyboyInternational

On March 23, 2008 at 5:48 am

“gta iv says:
March 23rd, 2008 at 4:05 am
you are all forgeting one thing gta IV only has online on the xbox 360 not the ps3″

NO. Both have online content, only difference is that you need to pay for the Xbox live service while PlayStation Network is free.
Also the 360 has the 50 million dollar MS funded DLC.

Final point is that it is going to be on both consoles – so everyone be happy and enjoy whatever format.

Norbit

On March 23, 2008 at 6:45 am

@ Porkchizzle

I do have a job (fail to see any relevance at all to this discussion however) and why would I want to get a 360 when the hardware is a piece of and I can play most of its ‘exclusives’ on my gaming PC?

Evismang said: “Call of Duty 4′s online play was better on 360.”

Not according to GamePro it isn’t. In their head to head comparison of the 4 biggest recent multiplatform titles they said COD4 was better overall on the PS3. Why ou ask? Because of the online mode. Funny when you remember that you have to pay to play it online on the 360. Its also funny that in the only other game they did a comparison on that had an online mode (Burnout Paradise) the free PS3 offering was better than the charged for 360 one.

BTW its quite telling that when you were asked to name what big exclusives the 360 has you answered with Bioshock and Mass Effect. 2 games that were released last year, that were also released on the PC and who’s next iteration will likely be released on the PS3 LMAO

Dro

On March 23, 2008 at 7:34 am

lol…. more people are buying the ps3 version than the 360 1 coz in future that DLC will be free for ps3 later on in the year but for microsoft u av to pay hahahahha n00bs. Anyway i pre-ordered the special edtion on ps3 coz on the 360 version the gprahics are and gta aint made for a 360 its for ps3. all 360 did was put the brightness up on the game to make it look better even tho on the game options u can adjust your brightness?

pfffffff

Ps3 for sure. :mrgreen:

havoc of smeg

On March 23, 2008 at 7:55 am

everyone, boys, girls ladies and fanboys put your handbags down! JEEZ! their consoles, and your squabbling like its your girl/boyfriend!

anyway, as to THIS console, you do have to admit it does look cool. way better than the halo 3 console.
and yes, if i was a GTA fan without a 360, i would probably get it.

Faz

On March 23, 2008 at 7:57 am

I’m getting it 4 the PS3 aswell. I DONT have a 360 And i dont need one either THANK YOU VERY MUCH MICROSOFT! AND I HATE THE 360 Controller, It SUCKS BALLS!!!
so…

GO PS3!!!! :wink: :mrgreen:

havoc of smeg

On March 23, 2008 at 8:17 am

@norbit

“not according to gamepro it isnt”

LOL!!!!
like gamepro wrote it for you, like every last little thing is written with only you in mind!

Dan

On March 23, 2008 at 8:22 am

Another dumb fanboy story designed to get dumb fanboys to flame each other and thus increase the traffic on this site, it’s funny how you fanboys have derogatory names for each other and spend your time attempting to do free PR for the large corporations out of some kind of sycophantic loyalty, if anyone deserves a derogatory name it should be you the fanbots that obsess over the brand you support so religiously that any one who chooses another is denounced and ridiculed.

Get a life before it’s too late.

Markson

On March 23, 2008 at 8:32 am

“the 360 version the gprahics are and gta aint made for a 360 its for ps3″

This game was ready to be launched for 360 back in October, it was ps3 that wasn’t up to scratch. Just look at the multiplatform charts and you’ll see that 360 games are constantly out selling ps3.

Binlaughin215

On March 23, 2008 at 9:17 am

LOL! I think it’s already too late for them Dan.

I have a Wii and a 360, my plans are to eventually buy a PS3 once they finally release MGS4. But in the mean time I have no desire to buy a $400-$500 paper wieght and that’s what is comes down to. Who on this thread can say that paying that initial $600 in late “06″ was worth it?

The PS3 is going to be cheaper and games are coming as well and I’m sure they will be good but I can find allot more use with my money until then. But to all you PS3 fanatics out there, feel free to say I told you so 2years from now.

Norbit

On March 23, 2008 at 9:19 am

havoc of smeg said: “”not according to gamepro it isnt”

LOL!!!!
like gamepro wrote it for you, like every last little thing is written with only you in mind!”

WTF? In your mind you seem to have found something funny there but for the life of me I cant see what it is :???:

The poster said COD4 online was better on the 360 so I supplied a head to head comparison done by GamePro where they decided the PS3 version was better. If there is another head to head somewhere that decides the 360 version is better then post it or quote it like I did. WTF are you going on about? Are you disagreeing with the results of the head to head or are you just annoyed that I have used an independent source that backs up my opinion when that opinion is in in conflict with yours? Explain yourself fool.

Norbit

On March 23, 2008 at 9:34 am

Who on this thread can say that paying that initial $600 in late “06″ was worth it?

Maybe all of the people playing exclusives like Resistance, Motorstorm, Warhawk, Yakuza 3, Hot Shots 5, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank or all of the multi platform titles? Maybe the people who have been watching HD movies for over a year that haven’t been left with a player that wont be supported any longer? Maybe all of the people who like to do their gaming hassle free instead of having to keep sending the console back to be repaired?

How about all the people playing COD4 or Burnout Paradise online better than they would be on the 360 and for free? COD4 is currently the most popular online game on XBL so its gotta be a bit of a pisser that online its free to play and better on the PS3.

Binlaughin215

On March 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

Okay Norbit, why do you guys mention these game only when your backed in the corner. The fact is none of those games you mentioned hold any major weight…Eccept for Uncharted maybe. And even still I’m not moved to run out and spend $500 plus tax.

Just accept the fact that the PS3′s motto right now is “Wait and see” which has pretty much been what Sony fans have thrived on since PS3′s release, only mentioning bluray as an and afterthought because you know you brought that system for it’s games.

From and open minded consumers perspective it’s obvious that both Sony and Microsoft are ups. So I’ll leave the argument of which is greater up to you and those like you. But the fact is last year 360 had the better game so my money was better spend going that route.

As far as Nintendo goes…comparing there sale to the other two are like comparing Honda Civic’s sales to Lexus and BMW’s. More people may have a Civic but deep down they all wish they could upgrade.

Markson

On March 23, 2008 at 11:15 am

@Norbit

Check out the wikipedia site below: this is an independant encyclopedia site that simply stats facts so let me hear your comeback!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games

3 of the games you stated sold over the 1 million mark the highest 3 million for motorstorm. Compare that to Halo that has sold 8.1 million and the 27 other games that sold other 1 million copies for 360. And the 10 million that subscribe to LIVE.

If COD4 is so good for ps3 why has it sold over 3 million for 360 and not even a million for ps3????????

your_mom

On March 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm

we can argue all day but in the end sony
has the more future proof next gen console
the hardware is better and the exclusives are
better i actualy feel bad for the thousands
of kids who are on thier 5th 360 becuase
of rrod when all they wanted was to play cod4
dont worry one day you will come to the “darkside”

Markson

On March 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Games sales suggest otherwise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games

Binlaughin215

On March 23, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Future proof ay?

Well I predict that I’ll have fund with all 3 consels and all three companies will make a ton of money.

The end

Markson

On March 23, 2008 at 12:24 pm

i play with my wii wii while i wait for my 360 to
get back from M$

bojangles

On March 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm

^ that’s a joke right?…almost all sony exclusives are being multi-platform, you guys just lost DMC also, now GTA, what’s next? MGS?…Microsoft has way better games, and don’t forget, we have Ninja Gaiden 2 coming out soon, and that’s a 360 exclusie :lol:

and wow @ this fact, “If COD4 is so good for ps3 why has it sold over 3 million for 360 and not even a million for ps3????????” another reason why 360 has better online capabilities…

Tell Sony to stop stealing Microsoft ideas so that they can keep their PS3 owners from switching(Examples for the ideas: like the entitlements…entitlements, sounds mega , and then tried to come up with something new wit the controller and copied the Wii with the sensor bull and that backfired)

bojangles

On March 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm

^^btw that message goes to “your_mom”

your_mom

On March 23, 2008 at 12:31 pm

id be butthurt too if i paid for a piece of crap 360
play what ever the hell you want but dont tell me
360 is better when you know its not

Madjoe

On March 23, 2008 at 12:32 pm

@your mom

“better exclusives”????? None that even come close to beat Halo’s 8 million.

“future proof”???? PS3 didn’t even have enough RAM to support Command and Conquer 3 last year unlike xbox. So if they can’t compete with standard PC releases last year how will they compete in the years to come?

Markson

On March 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm

@your mom

Comments like that with no facts what so ever to back them up makes you sound like a pissed off fanboy that isn’t getting his way. lol

your_mom

On March 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm

so you like paying for online and wifi addon and hddvd add on woops
hddvd failed again i feel sorry for all the shmucks who bought the hddvd
add on as well and future proof the ps3 will last much longer than
the 360 but hey its your money

Rohit

On March 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I will get the PS3 version.

havoc of smeg

On March 23, 2008 at 1:44 pm

@norbit
my point was that you put it over as though you havnt tried both yourself, that whatever gamerpro says is gospel.

@ps3 fanboys
if the PS3 is so much greater than the 360, why are the PS3 HD graphics usually inferior to 360′s?
look on the boxes of a few multiplatform games.
ps3 is usually 720p, but all of the 360 games go up to 1080i. some of the more recent games support 1080p too.

chris

On March 23, 2008 at 1:53 pm

He hee, he. I love it how they playstaion die hard fans get so wound up over the xbox 360. At the end of this year microsoft will have 1000 games available, not bad for a console that been around only for 3 years. while the playstaion has been out near 2 years and has around 50 odd games or something like that. Rockstar have been cleaver, they were not going to put out grand theft auto on a system which wont sell as many copies when they can release it on the xbox where they will get more sales and make it worth there while. Thats why playstaion dont have much content exclusive to it, as its cost incurred would not benfit the games devolopment companies, I.e not makeing them profit, so they either make for xbox, or both. And by the way, everyone know playstaion online is , so what u have to pay for it on xbox, but ur paying for a service and it sets the bench mark.

ps3fw

On March 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm

ALL YOU PEOPLE!!!! BOTH HAVE ONLINE, BOTH HAVE THEIR OWN SPECIAL EDITION, GTA WAS BORN ON THE PS3, ITS SAID TO BE BETTER ON THAT CONSOLE, THE PS3 IS A STRONG SYSTEM, AND IT IS THE MOST FUTUREPROOF CONSOLE-IT HAS BLU-RAY+INTERNET BROWSER, YOU CAN UPGRADE YOUR BLU-RAY PLAYER, MOST FUTUREPROOF+BEST DVD QUALITY, YOU CAN DO SOOOO MUCH WITH THE PS3 AND THE BLU-RAY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR ONLINE, 360′S FAILURE RATE IS STILL AT 16%, PS3 IS AT .02% PS3 HAS ALOT OF KICK ASS EXCLUSIVES COMING OUT. PS3 IS THE FUTURE!! YOU 360 FANS SAY WHAT YOU WANT, NO COMPANY HAS REACHED HALF THE TRUE POWER OF THE PS3 YET! THEY PRETTY MUCH REACHED THE 360′S THOUGH.

Playstation 3

On March 23, 2008 at 2:55 pm

I love you.
1. Metal Gear Solid 4 is NOT going to go to the Xbox 360-Sony got so tired of these pathetic rumors that xbox fans made, they put it on a screen where the “A PLAYSTATION 3 EXCLUSIVE” was larger than the mgs4 title, at a gdc conference in late 07. DON’T EVEN TRY XBOX FANS-Mark I know your jealous of mgs4, anyone knows by what you say.

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2. Metal gear solid 4 will be a killer game, it uses more than 50gb of space, more than 1 dual layered blu ray disk (50gb), if the 360 had this (never happen) IT WOULD NEED TO USE UP TO 7 DISKS TO STORE THE ENTIRE GAME
3. RESISTANCE 2, FFX13, ARE ALSO GONNA BE MAJOR TITLES. Rs2 cant be handle on the 360 cuse it’s a pce of crp and theres too many large enemies, maps and players all at once-60 players online, that only the ps3 can handle.

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4. the 360 is said to be the worst console ever made, because its such a pce of , 33%-so sad I cant explain it, now 16%, dam sad, sometimes they overheat in a few hours, ps3 never heats. The ps3’s failure rate is still incredibly low .02%. MS lied saying it was only 10, a group of people tested 1000 360’s and 16% died on them. an, that is just fuking sad for a “nex-gen console”, how can such a rich company make such a pce of crap?

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5. If your saying the ps3 is unreliable, overheats, then obviously you don’t have a ps3, and are completely lying, cuse this is impossible. YOUR JUST ONE SMALL FISH IN THE OCEAN TRYING TO GET SOMETHING ACROSS THAT MAKES NO DIFFERENSE, IT RARELY HAPPENS TO OTHERS.
6. The ps3 is now making a come-back, the 360 has it chance to be the best, for that time. You won’t be able to say the ps3 has no games, WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND.
7. MICROSOFT IS MONEY DRIVEN-DLB is rite.

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8. I’d rather pay $100 more for a system that wont break in a few hours or eventually.
9. “Home” is going to be the best online virtual life game ever game, and sony confirmed that, it doesn’t matter what you think, Playstation 3 Home will be better than Xbox live communication services, XBOX LIVE KILLER- and Home is all free, meet millions of ps3 users, go to theatres and watch movies, go up to a tv and look at a trailer, hang out with all your friends anywhere, a park, store, your own house,
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10. have peaceful clan meetings, CHAT WITH YOUR ENTIRE CLAN AT THE SAME TIME, AND NOT WITH 1 PRIVATE PERSON AT A TIME, play pool, bowling, chess, shoot out ranges, mini arcade games (which is what 360 offers) design your own house, and character, go up to people and chat with blu tooth headset or type, it looks unbeatable. MS doesn’t offer anything near this.

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11. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT HOME, IT WILL BE UNBEATABLE, SIMPLY AMAZING, and this only the beginning, I cant explain how stupid it is when ppl say home sucks.
12. Blu-ray players cost 300-550 dollars, ps3 cost 500, THE 360 ACTUAL COSTS MORE THAN THE PS3, the 360 doesn’t even have HDMI 1.3 (not full HD)-all ps3’s come with that. MS is trying to be as cheap as possible, you can use any headset with a ps3,

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they come internet wireless ready-for xbox you gotta buy one for about $100-rite there you can see the ps3 Is cheaper, theres too much to say on this. (360 would cost over $750, the ps3 is more expensive cuse it has higher technology, you get what you pay for)

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13. The ps3 will have better graphics, if you look at final fantasy XIII, it has extremely good graphics, and will be an anticipated game for and also gran turismo 5 prologue(which is the “intro” to the game) I have not seen any better car graphics or better reality graphics than that game,

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some developers say it has such raw power, yet untamable, for a few years. In a few years, THE PLAYSTATION 3 WILL HAVE SO MANY TITLES THAT THE XBOX CANT HANDLE, LIKE GRAPHICS, BIG MAPS, INTENSE GAMEPLAY, ETC. Warhawk was one of the first games for the ps3, and the 360 cant handle it simply cuse of the size of the maps. lol-sad.

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14. Microsoft is such a fuking cheap, greedy company, they went to wikipedia to edit the failure rate info on that site since it was so sad, but found cought. And some other stuff.
15. The cell-its so powerful, it can help reasearchers use it to find a cure for cancer, simple as that, it shows diseases and other stuff that will develop in a body sooner than the other latest technology, how cool is that? But that’s not all, theres more to it.
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16. Sony has released 1 version of the ps3, and also the samr thing just in different gegabytes, Ms has released several versions-elite, premium, arcade, core.
WHY HAS MS RELEASED THE ELITE IF THEY SAID THE THE 360 IS BETTER THAN THE PS3?
MS knows how good the ps3 can get, they’re doing all the shet they can before the ps3 is unbeatable, that’s they’re trying to come up with these new ones and sell as much as possible.

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Yet, the elite doesn’t even match up with the max graphics with the ps3. THE ELITE HAS HDMI 1.2-ALL PS3’S CAM WITH 1.3-WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE TRUE HD (1080P) IF A 360 TITLE SAYS 1080P ON THE BACK-IT’S A LIE!!!!!!!! MICROSOFT LIES, THE ELITE DOESN’T SUPPORT 1080P-ITS BEEN PROVEN ONCE AGAIN. You mite have to buy an extension for hdmi 1.3

17. Games-The 360 doesn’t offer much other than shooting games, first person shooters and stuff, its all about shooting, and a few racing. The ps3 has a lot of different types of games, ffx13,gran turismo5, rachet and clank, lair(which(I think) isn’t….. that good) god of war 3(gonna kik some major ass when it comes out, full 1080p, 60 frames per second) killzone 2 which is said to be dam good when its out, uncharted, heavenly sword,

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so as you can see the ps3 actually has more diff types of games, that are good.
18. LOTS of groups and companies are saying that the ps3 will emerge victorious by 2011, there are A LOT of massive titles coming, and some shared titles are said to be going exclusive to the ps3, since developers can move ahead with the ps3’s power. They don’t wana be stuck with the 360’s limitations

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19. I know the graphics on the ps3 are sometimes worse than the 360’s….shared titles… people say that cuse there arnt much exclusives for the ps3, but we got mgs4,ffx13,gt5,gow3,killzone2, and lots more. All those games have good graphics, especially ffx13, dam realistic at some parts. Just wait till the ps3 has more exclusives, theres 1 developer company that said they tamed some power of the ps3 (its also harder to put games/movies on blu-ray, cuse of the expectations it has.
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20. yes, you can do other stuff on your ps3 while downloading shet…of paper…and listening to music, and when you “install” a game, you can do it anytime, and it loads things faster, not mandatory to do though.
21. WII60-WTF? I find this “extremely” sad, I know its not real, and hopefully you know that too. But it means that 360 fans are depending on this “wii60” to beat the ps3, cant you rely on your single system?

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22. You really think MS has sold 18million 360’s? Yeah, that’s true, but a lot of them are people that didn’t get their 360’s repaired, from rrrod, and other stuff. (about 20%) So many people have to buy new 360’s cuse of that, and it still happens.
23. The ps3 is becoming the choise of the centre of entertainment, it has blu ray, the best dvd, COMPLETELY upgradable blu ray player, which also has 7.1 dolby surround sound. Sony is constanly updating the blu ray on the ps3, now you can download extra scenes and things like that for your blu ray movie, on the ps3’s internet browser. Theres so much things you can do with this, this is why more people are buying the ps3. Its both for games/movies

24. Here are some things you can do with home+games-these are quoates-
“You will also be able to have a look around game levels as your avatar, which is something you can apparently do in Resistance: Fall of Man, too.
Specifically, Resistance will offer some sort of room hub that you can explore where can wander around the game world or flesh out the story by listening to intercepted radio transmissions between European and US forces.
Apparently Warhawk will also feature a lobby area known as a war room, where you can meet with friends, set up and launch battles. Furthermore, developer Incognito is putting a to-scale strategical map table in the middle of the room, where you can plan out your strategies like a real life army person with a loud face.”

DOES THE 360 HAVE ANYTHING WHAT IS ABOVE? INTERNET BROSWER, FREE ONLINE, REALLY GOOD, AND LOTS OF GREAT EXCLUSIVES COMING OUT, LATEST DVD FORMAT, BEST HDMI VERSION (1.3), A MUCH LONGER LASTING SYSTEM, COMES WITH WIFI OFCOURSE NOT. The ps3 is truly the best 7th gen console.

AND BOTH CONSOLES HAVE THEIR OWN SPECIAL EDITION, GTA WAS BORN ON THE PS3, ITS BETTER ON IT, FREE FOR ONLINE, AND YOU AN LEAVE THE PS3 ON FOR 20 HOURS AND NOTHING BAD WILL HAPPEN, ME AND MY FRIENDS DO IT ALL THE TIME, ALSO WHILE USING ITS FREE INTERNET BROWSER. PS3 OWNS! (i already had this all typed out a while ago, and yes, i have a life, youg ot a prob with that?) and im a proud ps3 owner, i know its the better console, you can have both for all i care, but id rather just have a ps3. you 360 fans can whine all you want on how much better the 360 is, but your the wrongs that are wrong. GET THE PS3 VERSION!! IT ALSO HAS A MUCH COLLER EXCLUSIVE ART COVER :)

Stephany

On March 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Um, Playstation 3, I am printing out your comment, and nailing – yes I said NAILING, it to the refrigerator door so that every day my boyfriend HAS to look at it before he opens it up. Thank you, thank you so much lol.

BTW ppl, I am not a console snob, I like having them all because I am greedy :lol:

Playstation 3

On March 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm

ALL PS3 FANS! FEEL FREE TO SHOW THIS MY COMMENT TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO THINK THE 360 IS BETTER-ADD TO IT IF YOU WANT!

tommy

On March 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm

PLAYSTATION version for me! Id rather get it on the system where GTA was born and it just feels right. Anyways i heard the exclusive content (that microsoft paid $50 million for) is only like 2 more ty missions, no big deal.

ThatsSad_M$

On March 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

i love gta!!!!!!!!! and i want to play it for more than 2 hours at a time!!!!!!! THATS WHY IM GETTING IT ON THE PLAYSTATION 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

ibrahim

On March 23, 2008 at 4:02 pm

i have both consoles, both aren’t flawless.
xbox is unreliable, i replaced it twice, but still some cross platfrom games run better on xbox (orange box, assassin’s creed)

eye

On March 23, 2008 at 5:04 pm

gears of war series /halo series/forza series/too human series/bioshock series/

eye

On March 23, 2008 at 5:11 pm

i ll buy the x360 version so i can surf new york with the x360 steering wheel

skidz

On March 23, 2008 at 5:41 pm

wow, incredible PS3 fanboys knocking the 360 as always, well, firstly, XBL live is better then PSN, no doubt about it, secondly, owning a 360 elite and my 2nd 360 that never overheated or had RROD on both machines, no probs at all with the both, thirdly, the games are better on 360 and there are more of them, forthly, who cares about Blu ray? Honestly, in 2 years time I will get a PS3 for a blu ray player, and connecting my PSP, but atm, I dont need a blu ray player, I dont watch movies on rental or buy blu ray discs as they are too expensive, wait 2 years and everything will be standard blu ray and then worth getting a PS3…the 360 already provides movie downloads in HD anyway so no need for blu ray add ons..and lastly, Home at first sounded cool, BUT after I think about it, you got go into home and set up avatar and go running around virtual environments to download trailers/demos, buy DLCC etc, c’mon, I dont think home is cracked up all you think it will be, probably as boring as the lobbies in PSU are/were..I would rather flick a buttin and see the demos to download on a blade like 360 then mess about running to movie thateres etc and so called gamer social networking…I think it will soon lose appeal like PSU lobbies…

wow_dude

On March 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm

skidz, its kinda obvious ur a little jelous of the ps3… :neutral:

stupid tossers....

On March 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm

I do not think either console is bad, but i think the ps3 is better

1. The PS3 is definetly the more powerful of the two. Had microsoft waited a few years for better technology to come about rather than rush to market with their half developed rushed console, it would be better, and people would not be getting the bloody red ring of death because their xbox overheats if they play it for more than 1 hour at a time.

2. The PS3 is better equipped. Does Blu Ray mean anything to you guys? 8.5GB v 50GB? When the PS2 came out it was the only console using DVDs….and that went on to be the best selling console ever. That was last generation, and Microsoft is still using the same disc format this generation

3. Failure rate. RROD. Nuff said

4. Exclusives etc… Xbox has better games because its been around for 18 months longer than ps3. And Halo 3 got 8 million sales because people had played or heard about the first 2 games and thought “Oooh, this sounds good, the first two games were good, i’ll buy this”

wow_dude

On March 23, 2008 at 6:15 pm

i mean dissin home like that? home is gonna be sweet, and ur making it sound like u got no choice but to use home. People can use home, or they dont have to. Playstation gives u a choice… :wink:

wow_dude

On March 23, 2008 at 6:18 pm

the sweet thing about home is that u can have meetings with many people at a time! and with ur clan! thats pretty cool u gotta admit. Especialy for clans that play more than one game!

Anyways back to the topic. Im gonna get it on the ps3. and seriously i see alot more people getting it on the ps3 than on the 360

squabbling fanboys.....

On March 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Continued….
And the 360 is getting its 1000th game this summer.. Big whoop. How many of those games are worth playing. Im sure the numerous pac man games and crappy kids arcade games are worth buying. How many of those are half assed shameful games, where the developers should be taken outside and shot (The words Movie tie ins and Need for Speed spring immedietly to mind)

And finally, those of you stupid enough to find that 360 games look better than those on ps3, its because their just crappy ports. Games are often developed on the 360, simply because its easy. Once game developers start using the ps3 and harnessing its power, games will look better on both consoles (Lucasarts being the only one i can remember at current)

So in short, its down to personal preference, but the PS3 DEFINETLY has the edge, and it will become more apprent over the next few years

And if you could’nt have guessed Im a PS3 owner ;) :P

Home

On March 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Theres ALOT of 360 fans that are jealous of home, and its extremely easy to see that their jealous. Theres no way home is bad, Sony confirmed that its gonna be the best online virtual reality game ever created, how is that bad? thats just gonna kik ass. and yeah what wow_dude_ said is right, you dont have to use home, you can use menues like a 360, home is just alot more fun instead of flipping through menus. and you dont think sony wont let you just zap to a location? it can be just as fast as 360′s menu access.

just wait till home comes out, its gonna be really, really good. xbox 360 fans can say what they want, but home is gonna damage the 360, even that its all free. and alot of devs are looking forward to home, you can set up a table in a war-room for a specific game, place little army dudes, each as a clan member, and lay them out on the game’s map your gonna be fighting on, isnt that kool? simply plan out your strajedy instead of just talking with clan members, the 360 doesnt have anything like that.

also companies will be able to advertise their titles/movies on tv screens around home, and your not forced to look at them. this part is gonna be pretty kool. walk up to a tv and watch and trailer, and go do something else, like bowling, watch movies at a theatre, play pool, walk up to an arcade machine and play on it, etc.

you can chat with your entire clan at the same time, in PEACE-not during a game, so you can take all the time you want and use a table with a map and setup your clan memebrs to go to each location and stuff. obviously, 360 you can only chat with 1 or 2 other people, not great.

you just dont wana mess with home, its something that cant be brought down.

and to “skidz”-yeah you might have not gotten any probs with your “2nd” 360, but your just like a fish in the ocean thats tryin g to get a point across. just cuse it never happened to you, doesnt mean it dont to others. theres still alota people that have probs with their 360, its failure rate is at 16%, sad microsoft, rushed everything, knowing the ps3 would of been in lead in release of same date.

blu ray is huge, what does ms offer? dvd-9 that hold 8gb? against 50gb blu ray disk? eventualy you mite get a blu ray player. and the ps3 is getting an update in a few days where you can download movies 1080p-a playstation movie store. ig 360 were to get mgs4, would you wana buy itfor over a 120$ that needs to use 8 disks to store for the entire game? sure you may not like mgs4, you may say no to my question, but companies dont like staying stuck with the 360′s limitations, thats why they moving to ps3 exclusive to show ALOT more capabilieis with blu ray disks.which means later the 360′s game cant really be compared to the ps3′s blu ray games. unless you get a ps3. have fun in the past.

o yeah, and you dont have to “download” trailers in home, there already put up on a screen, you just go up to it and watch it. you only download movies/trailers in a ps store, not HOME. and yeah, you do sound pretty jealous, just like many other 360 fans who cant admit that home is actually good, trying to make it look bad.

ninja2244

On March 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I have both consoles and have to admit overall the ps3 owners have the upper hand at the moment, why???

when i bought my PS3 like others i paid ALOT of my hard-earned money on it, I am very happy with it and i LOVE it.. i quickly realised the majority of people own a 360 and everyone was ‘hating’ on the ps3 with comments about price and lack of games. I admit the first month there was not many games so i went out and got a 360. I couldnt beleive when i looked at the 360 section in GAMEstation that these 360 owners were saying lack of games when its clear in my mind that the 360 had a lack of good games! I since purchasing my ps3 have had MORE ps3 games than 360. Overall its blatantly obvious which is the better system and anyone who knows anything about the game industry knows too. The main thing is the 360 has a bigger fanbase as of its head-start, meaning there are ALOT more owners and FANBOYS defending ‘their’ console. Of course everyone is different but i have NOT yet met anyone who has both consoles and prefers the 360. I know mine wont last for long and the only game that i would buy in the future for it is gears 2, MS are failing like they did with the 1st xbox, Sony has the better relationship with the industry with devs throughout the world especially Japan etc and has the MAJOR brands and franchises like Metal Gear, Tekken, Gran Turismo etc. I will be getting this game for the ps3 and hopefully rockstar will be surprised by the amount of ps3 versions sold and see that the gaming public prefers to play gta on playstation format. The only reason for the 360 version was £££££$$$$$ as MANY more 360′s been sold than PS3, and i hope they will feel slapped in the face and maybe even release extra content for ps3 version (after all they obviously love money!!).
I would just like to say that the PS3 IS the future of gaming, Even MS knows that thats why they’re already thinking of a new console to compete with the ps3. I am VERY happy i didnt rush out to buy a 360 like most ppl, i knew the ps3 would be worth the wait so i stuck with my ps2 untill its release, best descision made as by the time i got a 360 it was relatively cheap and so were the few good games its got.
if your thinking what console to get its OBVIOUS,.

PS3

On March 23, 2008 at 9:23 pm

gonna get it on the playstation 3 :wink:

360fanboysNOWlook!!!

On March 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I jus wanna say that fanboys arent real gamers at all but i remember all the 360fanboy comments regarding the ps3 and i am goin to stoop to ur level,

1) Every comment on here ‘defending’ the 360 is pathetic, like halo3′s 8million (so your saying no exclusv can touch Halo3, dont make me laugh! it just shows how people can be ‘used’ by the media and marketing campaigns, plus in the eyes of many gamers it didnt really meet expectations), binlaughin215 LOL “Sony AND MS are both ups”, i think you made a mistake there because Sony didnt bring out a piss poor last generation console with better graphics that they intended to flood the market with, while knowing they technically are flawed meaning higher console sales thus meaning a higher install base they can boast to gaming devs to get them on side.

1000th game HAHA that means ther’s about 990 CRAP games on 360!!!! I have both systems, ps3 sales are picking up while the 360 are finding it hard to get more good games for future line-ups. Sony have sat back and watched 360 have its peak, Sony dont care that most people are swayed by these marketing attempts by microsoft as Sony have the better product, and Sony’s time will come very soon, i can actually see mgs4 nearing halo3 sales rate as it could be Snakes last mission and IS definitely gonna be one of the biggest games ever hype-wise and gameplay-wise whereas halo3 was just hype. Gears 2 is the only thing that 360-ites can boast about.

CHRIS-ROFL PSN is , is it??? NO not at all in fact it doesnt differ to much from LIVE and is %100 FREE FREE FREE, not only that HOME will be something special that will make most 360 fanboys cry

BOJANGLES, the six-axis controller wasnt stolen from wii, and actually works well!!!! You call Sony the theif when originally the xbox controller suddenly transformed into a sony lookalike!!go on google type MS stole and youll see countless ideas of working class people stolen by the big dog MS.

HAVOC SMEG- the reason is some off the cross-platform titles look a tiny bit better on 360 was the developers started building it up on 360 THEN ported it to 360, Now most devs agree the best way to do things is to start with ps3 then port it to 360.

MARKSON- you make me laugh as you write all these comments then write im playin my wii untill my 360 gets back from MS LOFL….RROD???? Some guy on TV hit a ps3 with a sledge-hammer and it still worked whereas if you PLAY a 360 it could break lol

Someone said 10 million LIVE subscribers , so far over 10 million ps3′s have been sold the only difference is you dont need to subscribe for PSN, so there ya go. BTW this week ps3 outsold 360 with Japan 360′s selling under 3000 systems compared to 18,236 ps3′s, the only place 360′s still outsell ps3 is America not by much but i think that tells you something. Plus i get my info from VGchartz that collects data from retailers NOT manufacturers and is much more reliable as it states sales week by week down to the single unit.

Oh yeah to every1 waiting for the ps3 to go down in price, it doesnt need to as its already a bargain for what your getting so if it does it wont by much. I think the price now is a good deal.

mike

On March 24, 2008 at 1:16 am

i got both consoles but im getting gta on my playstation cuz i dont wanna suffer the rrod again

Evismang

On March 24, 2008 at 1:23 am

“Someone said 10 million LIVE subscribers , so far over 10 million ps3′s have been sold the only difference is you dont need to subscribe for PSN, so there ya go. BTW this week ps3 outsold 360 with Japan 360′s selling under 3000 systems compared to 18,236 ps3′s, the only place 360′s still outsell ps3 is America not by much but i think that tells you something. Plus i get my info from VGchartz that collects data from retailers NOT manufacturers and is much more reliable as it states sales week by week down to the single unit.”

Well according to that site, 360 has outsold PS3 in totality by 7 million units. The only place where PS3 is “winning” is Japan. You know why? Because Japanese people actually do not like buying non-Japanese-made items. Microsoft made the 360 concave, and white to make it more aesthetically appealing so that it would sell better in Japan. Japan is one of the hardest markets to win over.

For the person that said that PS3 came out with different GB models while 360 has totally different SKUs, apparently you haven’t even looked at what comes in the 360 packages. I notice you mention the Premium, Core, and Arcade. They’re the same console. The Premium comes with a 20GB hard-drive, microphone, and a controller. The Core comes with a controller. The Arcade comes with Arcade games. Still the same console, though.

For my CoD4 comment, I’ve heard that it’s laggier on PS3. I haven’t actually played it on PS3, was just going by what I’ve heard from my friends that have played it on both consoles.

BTW, Playstation already lost MGS. Or did you guys forget about MGS2:Substance for the original Xbox? I notice you claim that nothing can currently reach the PS3′s power peak. What about how Crytek has stated that Crysis can NOT run on either PS3 or 360? Fanboys can act all holier than thou, but in the end, you all need to just calm down and realize that competition between the 3 companies means a better product for all of us consumers.

Jim

On March 24, 2008 at 3:23 am

I own a Ps3 and a 360. Had the RRoD once and i never felt the same about xbox after that. I really loved it up to it breaking. I was so gutted i didn’t get over it. Owned almost every console sinse master system and my 360 was the first to die. After 2 months aswell. I love GTA to bits and want to play it for hours and hours so i have pre-ordered the Ps3 version. I trust my playstation, i dont trust my 360!

skidz

On March 24, 2008 at 4:51 am

this is definately a PS3 fanboys site….and to say I am jealous of PS3 when(I say I will buy one for BLU RAY in 2 years is stoopid PS3 fanbiy ranting..get a life…or HOME.LOL

skidz

On March 24, 2008 at 6:54 am

also, I own a X360, Wii, 2 Nintendo DS, and PSP………I am gaming fanboy and TBH with all that I don’t need a PS3 atm…..on its launch I refuse to pay over £500 for 80GB sku, with BC, oh did Sony give MS a hard time about BC so MS made emulation software so we could play BC, now they are doing away with BC in PS3 for a cheaper 40GB sku…I do love hypocrisy

ManOfTeal

On March 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

I still say that the PS3 is nothing more than a glorified Blu-Ray Player.

Markson

On March 24, 2008 at 2:02 pm

@playstation3

You really need to get a life, that must have taken hours to write lol how sad do you have to be to sit and make up all those lies!!!!!!

ps3′s biggest problem is that they can’t shift games as well as 360. COD4 is the biggest selling game for ps3 at the minute yet the 360 has sold 4 times as many copies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games

hahaha

On March 24, 2008 at 2:24 pm

PLAYSTATION 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol its funny how many gta ps3 buyers there are compared to 360 just on this site! lol go PS3!!!!

chris

On March 24, 2008 at 5:05 pm

yeah this must be where all the playstation 3 owners hangout, all 23 of em

HAHA!

squabbling fanboys.....

On March 24, 2008 at 6:11 pm

to chris…
I guess that brings us about level with the number of 360s that actually work then?

Anyway, have’nt you lot got xboxes to send back to microsoft, so they can send you another noisy hot thing that does’nt work (Sounds a lot like my ex girlfriend actually lol…)

jongo

On March 25, 2008 at 6:50 am

@markson:
If COD4 is so good for ps3 why has it sold over 3 million for 360 and not even a million for ps3????????
……….how many sold has nothing to do with how good a feature is on another console.people buy the game cause they either have only 1 system or cause they think that game will be better on a certain console

@havoc of smeg:
ps3 is usually 720p, but all of the 360 games go up to 1080i. some of the more recent games support 1080p too.
……….720p and 1080i are so similar you cant tell the difference..some people and devs think 720p is better and some think 1080i is better..p means all lines of the image are projected and i means only half of the image lines are projected but somehow tricks your eyes

and on this gta4 lookin 360…..why would i buy box art on the 360 when its already on the box????

rufftakes

On March 25, 2008 at 7:14 am

i hope the future is not digital downloads… there will be waiting times,higher chance of it screwing up, once you buy it you cant really sell it to anyone else or let em borrow it,whats gonna happen when you run out of space?can you rent digital downloads? discs seem so much more sensible.

Markson

On March 25, 2008 at 8:14 am

@jongo

I was just highlighting that regardless of how many consoles that are being sold the 360 is raking it in with games sales compared to ps3.

Tommy

On March 28, 2008 at 7:51 am

It’s funny to see those accusing others to be ‘fanboys’ because their simply stating an opinion on a blog regarding GTA IV.
I own a PS3, probably due to brand loyality.I’ve never liked the Xbox360- it sounds like a 737 taking off, the controller is too large, it’s as reliable as an African dictator and i just never liked playing it but i could never pinpoint the reason why.
The purchase of Sony’s “blackbox” was largely due to the latest instalment of Grand Theft Auto, however it does concern me that there is no confirmation of any extra online gaming footage for the PS3. After all if Microsoft were willing to pay $50Million for this extra footage-why would Rockstar even bother doing the same for the PS3 for nothing? They don’t care about brand-loytality, they care about revenue, their a private company with the intention to make as much money each year as possible. Naturally i hope they do, i can’t help but feel i may have bought the wrong console.

chris

On March 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm

how i was used to be a ps2 fan boy, then my mate got an xbox, and it was never the same since, so i got a 360 and its amazing, so all i ask is, you playstation fanboys are stuck in ur way, because ur affraid of the xbox, and thats ok, sometime people are scared of what they dont know. so i recommend instead of slatting something becuase of its reviews or “faults” play the thing and then u might just change ur mind. i dont hate the ps3, my bro owns one, and yeah Granturismo looks pretty damn sweet, but thats it though, controller is to small, something more a child would find easy to use. but its menus seem so clinical, not very user friendly, i remember when he asked me to setup the network, what aload of unnessary complex crap, we got there in the end, at least with the xbox, its auto and tells u whats not working so u can sort it out. both are good, but xbox is more cleaver

Jay

On April 2, 2008 at 12:21 am

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squabbling fanboys....

On April 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm

in reply to the comment above….
How about no!, u spammy, troll piece of !
and even if i did want a 360, it would definetly be for free and even then i would just use it as a ps3 stand. or doorstop. or radiator.