360 outselling PS3 in GTA software 'battle'

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More copes of Rockstar's GTA IV for were sold on Xbox 360 than PS3 in the game's first week on UK shelves – but both companies enjoyed similar success when it came to the 'system selling' influence of the title.

That's according to official ChartTrack figures obtained by MCV, which show that Xbox 360 took a 55 per cent share of the combined sales of the game.

However, PS3 hardware sales leapt 127 per cent in the week in which the game was released (Sunday, April 27th to Saturday, May 5th).

Xbox 360 hardware sales also felt the GTA effect, climbing 125 per cent in the week.

According to ChartTrack data, the title alsobroke single-format, first-week sales records on both console.

It sold 514,000 copies on 360, making 22 million in revenues at UK retail. The previous record holder, Halo 3, sold 411,000 copies in its first week, making 16.9 million.

On PS3, GTA IV sold 413,000 copies in the week, taking 17.9 million at retail. That beat the previous one-week record holder, GT5: Prologue, which sold 120,000 and made 2.6 million.

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