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Old 04-17-2008, 12:36 PM
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Does anyone get the feeling that IGN supports 360 a little bit more? I noticed that the 360 Version of GTA is always ahead of the PS3 Version, but if you will notice that all the news articles on the home page, while on both sites, always take to the 360 Version, instantly giving it another hit. If you want to get to the PS3 Version, you have to find it. Also, the GTA Launch Center is on the 360's Site only. There is no PS3 LC!

PS: This is not for flaming, only an observation and a question. I honestly don't really care, just wondering . . .
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Microsoft must've given them a bigger schwag bag. Or maybe a higher install base and DLC for the 360 warrants more attention for the biggest game release of the year?
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Does anyone get the feeling that IGN supports 360 a little bit more? I noticed that the 360 Version of GTA is always ahead of the PS3 Version, but if you will notice that all the news articles on the home page, while on both sites, always take to the 360 Version, instantly giving it another hit. If you want to get to the PS3 Version, you have to find it. Also, the GTA Launch Center is on the 360's Site only. There is no PS3 LC!

PS: This is not for flaming, only an observation and a question. I honestly don't really care, just wondering . . .
I've noticed this too, and not just at IGN...EVen some retailers buried the PS3 for the longest time...This is the spoils of launching a year earlier and getting that install base................I do see things slowly turning though, and I hope and expect the PS3 to be the undisputed dominant console in about a year.
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Microsoft must've given them a bigger schwag bag. Or maybe a higher install base and DLC for the 360 warrants more attention for the biggest game release of the year?
Doesn't the PS3 version have split screen and the 360 does not? Correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, miniscule differences between the same game shouldn't matter.
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don't forget IGN and many other such sites, are 'for profit'.
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Microsoft must've given them a bigger schwag bag. Or maybe a higher install base and DLC for the 360 warrants more attention for the biggest game release of the year?
Its not just GTA, its every single multi-plat...It always comes up with the 360 version, as if the PS3 version didn't even exist...Happens at many of the sites.............Its all about install base and sales. Until the PS3 sells games on par (really at a better clip) it will fight for respect from the bozos at these sites.......I guess you partially can't blame them, but its only a matter of time anyhow.
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Microsoft must've given them a bigger schwag bag. Or maybe a higher install base and DLC for the 360 warrants more attention for the biggest game release of the year?
That doesn't justify ignoring the PS3 version. It's gonna be pretty big, too.

Everyone thought COD4 would sell like shit on PS3 and they were wrong. Lots of people thought that DMC4 would sell like shit on PS3. They were wrong. Well here we are, another high profile release for both systems.... Do we see a pattern here? The PS3 version is gonna do well and deserves some attention as well.
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That doesn't justify ignoring the PS3 version. It's gonna be pretty big, too.

Everyone thought COD4 would sell like shit on PS3 and they were wrong. Lots of people thought that DMC4 would sell like shit on PS3. They were wrong. Well here we are, another high profile release for both systems.... Do we see a pattern here? The PS3 version is gonna do well and deserves some attention as well.
GTA IV is going to sell a ton of hardware consoles for the PS3 as well, as many Playstation loyalists have been waiting for a reason to upgrade, and they still see GTA as a PS franchise.

I expect the US launch to be 55-45 in favor of the 360 simply due to install base and to a lesser extent DLC, but once worldwide sales are factored it will be closer, with a slight edge to 360, but an overall victory to the PS3 in terms of the console war. You heard it here first.
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I still see this game being the first multi-plat game to sell better on PS3. IMHO . . .
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I remember Dan Hsu from 1up wrote a piece about a year or so back about other people/companies being bullied by publishers. I just assumed he meant IGN was pussywhipped by MS.
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