Go Back   Hardware Canucks > SOFTWARE > Gaming

View Poll Results: Was it a smart move to pay 50 Million to steal GTA from Sony?
Yes! brilliant strategy, Mr. Gates 8 100.00%
No! Waste of money 0 0%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 18, 2007, 01:03 PM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,728

My System Specs

Default Microsoft to Pay $50 Million for Exclusive Grand Theft Auto Episodes

In a bid to steal more of the faltering PS3's market, MS is forking out 50 million for exclusivity to two episodes of the hugely popular GTA series, and at the same time bailing out a financially desperate Take-Two Interactive.

Obviously we have no way to really assess whether that's a good idea or not, but it's never stopped us from offering out opinions before!

Do you think it's worth it, or is it throwing good money after bad?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 18, 2007, 01:18 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 17,689

My System Specs


$50 big ones is peanuts when you consider the fact that vid games are a bigger market share than movies.

They'll make big bucks (provided the games don't suck), and hurt sony at the same time.....
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC) / i7 8700K / 2X 8G XPG Spectrix D40 (3000) / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / Intel 760p 512GB NVMe / Seagate Barracuda 1TB / ASUS SWIFT PG279Q

Dell Optiplex 3020 / Intel Core i3 i3-4160 / 2 X 4GB DDR3 (Mixed) / Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD/ 24" Westinghouse L2410NM
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 7, 2007, 01:27 PM
mattydies's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario
Posts: 304

My System Specs


Prior to the launch of the xbox 360 (or ps3) if I were told that Microsoft would be doing excellent in sales with thier new console and sony would be doing much worse (by comparison) I would have doubted that the power would have shifter NEARLY as much as it has.

GREAT business move, taking a well known tittle that is sure to sell many copies. even if microsoft looses 5 million on the GTA Deal its still worth it to prevent Sony from having that title in its PS3 Line up
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 7, 2007, 06:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Van Isle, BC
Posts: 550

I hope that this means that a Windows version will be made, too ... But I somehow doubt it ... :(
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grand Turismo 5 Prologue details released Babrbarossa Gaming 6 March 7, 2008 02:30 PM
iceq3 3870 auto fan presets changed? sswilson Troubleshooting 6 February 17, 2008 11:42 AM
auto-close processes Mr. Cipher O/S's, Drivers & General Software 3 January 27, 2008 09:38 PM
Downsides to Gigabyte's "auto" overclocking? donimo Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking 16 November 10, 2007 12:34 PM
Auto edit BrainEater Suggestions & Feedback 3 March 19, 2007 11:16 PM