Microsoft vs. Sony on 'GTA IV' Sales


Posted May 13, 2008 - By bleahy

We have to wait until later this week for official NPD numbers for Grand Theft Auto IV and hardware sales, but that isn't stopping Microsoft and Sony from trying to spin the Gamestop numbers their way.

For those that missed it yesterday, Gamestop released their figures, which saw the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV accounting for 60% of all copies sold.

Microsoft's take on this? "These sales results add GTA IV to a long list of franchises that have switched over from Playstation to find a new home on Xbox 360 similar to what happened last year with titles like Madden and Guitar Hero."

How is Sony going to answer?

Sony took 40% of sales, but they point out that "If [Sony] had an installed base advantage of 3-1, [they] wouldn't be crowing too much about a 60-40 sales advantage."

By their logic, if the Xbox 360 version performed as well as Microsoft seems to think it did, they would be looking at sales numbers of 75% vs. 25%.

This will all be cleared up when the NPD numbers are released. Stay tuned.

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Microsoft vs. Sony on 'GTA IV' Sales


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