Sony and Microsoft battle it out for GTA IV sales
Stock scarce as pre-orders reach record-breaking levels
Anticipation for Grand Theft Auto IV has reached an all-time high as Sony and Microsoft battle it out to become the console of choice for GTA fans.
Certain retailers have been offering free Xbox Live points and Xbox Live membership in promotion of the 360 version of the game, whereas Sony is set to announce a special GTA IV PS3 bundle. However, retail opinion is divided over which format will emerge victorious.
Reports are coming in thick and fast that an Xbox 360 bundle has appeared on several online retailers down under. Consisting of an Xbox 360 arcade console, Halo 3, GTA IV all for AU $499.95.
Sounds good, but why would Microsoft try and market this bundle when Microsoft own the exclusivity rights to downloadable content on the system, but the Xbox 360 arcade version is the basic pack WITHOUT a hard drive subsequently unable to support the highly anticipated DLC?