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Being the skeptical person I am, I won't believe this as a fact until I see an announcement from either Sony or Rockstar. A quick Google search for "PS3 GTA bundle" indicates to me that this is still in the realm of rumor, with the source being a single German retailer named Shopto. That's simply not enough evidence for me to get excited about just yet. Not saying it's not true, just that some random German retailer doesn't carry any weight with me...I need more credible sources.

Now, speculating that it is true, this actually is a helluva great deal. I've already on record predicting that GTA4 will move more PS3 units that X360 units...this would pretty much make that a given. It might even bite into software sales for the X360 version a little. I previously argued that anyone who already had an X360 would obviously buy the X360 version; they were not going to buy a PS3 to play GTA4 because the X360 version is obviously the "better" version because of downloadable content and achievements. But now, if there are any X360 owners who do intend to buy a PS3 "someday", this makes a bit of a tantalizing offer...buy the PS3 now and basically get GTA4 for free. I admit, I might consider it myself; I intend to buy a PS3 when FF13 comes out, but I have to say that this offer intrigues me enough that I at least have some thinking to do before April 29.
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maaann this game costs alot of money. >.>
    
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The article seems a little over-the-top/dramatic, but it's interesting nonetheless.

I don't know why Sony would release this abroad only, as the PS3 trounces the 360 everywhere but the US.
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The article seems a little over-the-top/dramatic, but it's interesting nonetheless.

I don't know why Sony would release this abroad only, as the PS3 trounces the 360 everywhere but the US.
I think they want to deliver the final blow before they start invading the US some more.
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Being the skeptical person I am, I won't believe this as a fact until I see an announcement from either Sony or Rockstar. A quick Google search for "PS3 GTA bundle" indicates to me that this is still in the realm of rumor, with the source being a single German retailer named Shopto. That's simply not enough evidence for me to get excited about just yet. Not saying it's not true, just that some random German retailer doesn't carry any weight with me...I need more credible sources.

Now, speculating that it is true, this actually is a helluva great deal. I've already on record predicting that GTA4 will move more PS3 units that X360 units...this would pretty much make that a given. It might even bite into software sales for the X360 version a little. I previously argued that anyone who already had an X360 would obviously buy the X360 version; they were not going to buy a PS3 to play GTA4 because the X360 version is obviously the "better" version because of downloadable content and achievements. But now, if there are any X360 owners who do intend to buy a PS3 "someday", this makes a bit of a tantalizing offer...buy the PS3 now and basically get GTA4 for free. I admit, I might consider it myself; I intend to buy a PS3 when FF13 comes out, but I have to say that this offer intrigues me enough that I at least have some thinking to do before April 29.
So far it looks like the rumor is PAL regions only too at this point.
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I could care less I already have a 360 lo.
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I hope this is true!!! So badly do I hope its true. Come that first weekend after the release and I'll be buying a PS3 probably. I want the PS3 + GTA:IV + Burnout = $544 after tax. With a bundle I can save $60 bucks or get GT5P!
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wait 119$ for a game?!?!?! does it come gold plated and with a servant to massage ur gaming hand?
I THINK they are adding the Xbox Live service onto that or something.
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But they also forgot to mention that the 40gb model of the PS3 is stripped of a-lot of features compared to it's 80gb brother. I can't list them off the top of my head and I'm too lazy to look them up at the moment, but the only version of the PS3 worth buying is the 80gb. I'm looking to buy a PS3 sometime in the future, and this deal didn't even phase me. The only people I can see this deal affecting are the ones who don't know anything about the PS3.

I have a 360 right now so I think I'm just going to buy GTA4 and get my downloadable content thank you very much.
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All I can say is whatever they can do (Sony and MS) to make consoles more attractive for us PC people the better. Personally, after 4 years of dabbling and overclocking I am getting tired of being required to build a new system to play the newest titles. I know, my rig is hardly "new" and if I bought newer hardware (= more $$$) when doing the build it would last a bit longer, but the bottom line is the performance will continue to decrease on newer titles due to higher demands and I am left with building again. Yes, I know consoles also have a life expectancy but I am WAY more comfortable spending $300-400 every 2-3 years instead of $600-1000. I think I might see my first console in the very near future.
Agreed - there's something nice about just popping the game into the drive and pressing "start". No installs, no configurations, just turn on and play.

While I love playing PC games, I really dislike jumping thru the installation and setup hoops of them.
     
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