Sony questions Microsoft claim that Xbox 360 GTA 4 is outselling the PS3 version

Sony questions Microsoft claim that Xbox 360 GTA is outselling PS3 counterpart - Image 1 What do you do when there’s something you don’t agree with? Well, one possible response is to question it. That’s precisely what Sony is doing about Microsoft‘s claim regarding the best-selling Grand Theft Auto 4. According to Aaron Greenberg, the Xbox 360 version of the game is outselling its PS3 version two-to-one. More questioning ensues in the full article after the jump.

Sony questions MS claim that XBox 360 GTA4 is beating out PS3 version - Image 1It seems that Rockstar North‘s Grand Theft Auto 4  is controversial in more ways than one. On one hand, Aaron Greenberg of Microsoft has claimed that the Xbox 360 version of the game is outselling the PS3 version two-to-one. On the other hand, SCEA is questioning this very claim.

The director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live of Microsoft drew upon Xbox Live figures, statistics and anecdotes from retail partners to back up his statement. He suggested that the exclusive downloadable content coming for GTA 4 may be a factor in the Xbox 360 version’s success.

SCEA, for its part, said that Microsoft’s statement “doesn’t line up” with what Sony has heard from its own retailers, though SCEA didn’t specify exactly what it has heard. Sony also argued that the Grand Theft Auto series has its deep roots in the PlayStation brand.

At this point, both Sony and Microsoft have yet to release the hard sales figures. Perhaps there’s only one way to really tell for sure: to wait until the NPD Group‘s April sales data report comes in and then draw conclusions from that.

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