In the next-generation console battle between the Xbox360, Wii and PS3 I went for the Wii and have never looked back… until now that is…
GTA Vice City and San Andreas on the PS2 were master pieces which you couldn’t fault. Like a lot of people I was absorbed in to both of them, and even brought the Vice City CD box set to reminisce while driving around on timed missions to Tesco.
So why is the sequel to two of the biggest selling games for the PS2, not coming out on the Wii?
The announcement for GTA IV on the 360 and PS3 was made in May 2006 prior to the release of the Wii. Back then I don’t think anyone could imagine that in 2 years time the Wii would be the market leader with almost 24 million units shipped (hardware charts) . If they had known, I’m sure they would have attempted to create a diluted Wii version.
I would guess that by the time the Wii started to become successful it was too late to consider porting GTA IV to it. Especially if you consider GTA IV was delayed until 2008.
So if you own a Wii and want to play GTA IV what can you do?
It’s sad to say, but if you can’t beat them, join them! The cheapest I could find a Xbox GTA IV bundle was £177.97 delivered from Amazon.co.uk or you can get Xbox Premium bundle for £199.99 from Play.com.
Is there any chance of playing any GTA game on the Wii?
Well, there are some rumours on the internet that San Andreas stories may be in development for the PSP/PS2 /Wii. HMV even have pre-order page for it on the PSP here
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