Saturday, August 4, 2007

GTA Delay will help Sony

I'm sure by now you've heard the depressing news, Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed until at least February of 2008.

While Rockstar has been tight lipped on the reasons for the delay, saying simply that the game is not quite polished, you really have to wonder what the problems are, when the Xbox version of the game looked complete a couple of weeks ago.

Regardless of the reasons, though, this will only help Sony and their fledgling PlayStation 3. Microsoft already has bonus episodes in the game that the Sony version will not have -- the October release date, with Xbox owners outnumbering Sony owners 4 to 1, would have been a landslide in Microsoft's favor.

Now, with the delay, GTA will be released into a world that has already gone through the Holiday season, when plenty of people are projected to pick up a $499 PS3 while they last. Sony's version of GTA will stand a much better chance against this Microsoft GTA in February.

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