Retail Radar: Saints Row poppin' caps on PS3

EB Games, GameStop post product listings for THQ's previously Xbox 360-exclusive gangbanger for the PlayStation 3.

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Conventional wisdom says one of the keys to the next-generation system wars is game exclusivity. While Microsoft has locked up several games as Xbox 360 exclusives--the next edition of Splinter Cell, the upcoming BioShock, and million-shipper Dead Rising to name a few--Sony has reportedly let some exclusives slip through its fingers.

If a product listing on retailers EBGames.com and GameStop.com are any indication, at least one Xbox 360 exclusive is jumping ship for Microsoft's chief rival.

After THQ said it had delayed an unannounced PS3 game yesterday, GameSpot user SporkFireXPS pointed out that the two stores both have a listing for a PlayStation 3 edition of Saints Row, the gang warfare action game from THQ. He wasn't the only one who speculated on that being the game in question, as Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson told investors he believed the mystery game to be a PS3 version of Saints Row.

No details on the PS3 version are listed, except for a ship date of May 15. Saints Row was released on the Xbox 360 in late August, and THQ never announced that the game was PS3 bound.

THQ had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Discussion

408 comments
juanfraino
juanfraino

I had a chance to play (and finish) saints row a while back on a friends house. No reason to play it again. Are they really gonna put that on shelves the same year as GTA4... bad move.

hi_im_derek
hi_im_derek

Aww... Saints Row was good. But now it's on PS3. And PS3 sucks...

JeffGor24
JeffGor24

I wish it Was For PS2. Because some of us have no other systems and would like to play a saints row

jojoforpres
jojoforpres

bdhoff It's a good game. PS3 owners will enjoy it. It isn't GTA, but it's fun. But seriously, was it ever exclusive? 360 exclusives have "Only on Xbox 360" printed on the cover art. I bought this game on release day and it does not have that. Dead Rising and Lost Planet do. That just says to me that the game was never an exclusive. Also, Volition hinted that it was coming to the PS3 months ago during the whole vsync flap. All of this fighting for nothing. This guy said it best.

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

Hoopin4thelove - "is it me or does multiplatform games BLOW!!!! " Hmmm, usually it does, but does it really count as multiplatform if it was designed for one console and later ported? Resident Evil 4 was great on the gamecube, I don't know if it sucked since it went to Ps2 a year later. Half Life 2 was made whithout thinking about the console world but later it got ported. It didn't have a mouse but I wouldn't say it sucked.

kambion313
kambion313

this just in: WII is playing Nader to PS3 (Gore), you know taking the question of ps3 vs 360 and saying WIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Hoopin4thelove
Hoopin4thelove

figs thq cant turn down a buck, but o well wasnt that great anyway. the online multiplayer sucks........................ is it me or does multiplatform games BLOW!!!! and does companys who do them suck aswell YES! EA,maybe not ubisoft, THQ..............several others owell

lord-azrael
lord-azrael

saints row has the best physics for any 360 game so far,surprising when in the past it always been FPS games with the best

jayme22
jayme22

lol well we know why that is THQ have been sued quite a bit recently they need the money+ Microsoft's dictionary for words (if you look up the word exclusive in it) means: might be exclusive but probably not but if i say this then i know loads of jummies will be going around bragging that its only commming to the xbox360 and they will buy my console

Symphonycometh
Symphonycometh

*Sighs* Ports usually don't have anything MUCH diffrent about them anyways. But anyways: I'm a sony fanboy. I'll admit that. I have a PS3. Graphics better than 360? Not since Gears of War. HOWEVER, like someone mentioned before, 360 had a tuff beginning as well, with graphics not being too far from the first X-box. Its only fair to wait until PS3 gets their share of exclusive good games as well. Like Heavenly Sword or Heavy Rain. That is when it'll be fair to start this crazy next-gen battle between microsoft and sony.

Artemis_D
Artemis_D

Ehh...actually, I've seen cases of them at most of the places I go. We've got a bunch of them at the EB I work at. We plastered signs all over the windows, indicating we had PS3's, but nobody seems to want them. Everybody is Wii crazy, right now. Anyway, I think it's pretty cool it's being ported to the PS3. I can't wait to see the finished result (though something tells me it will more than likely be the exact same game.)

ChaosXeno
ChaosXeno

Crazy87 "axes03 sony is shipping them out fast enuf there flying off the shelves ever see a stack and come back a day later for it to be gone? " Exactly. And axes find me a website and I mean a legitimate one like BB.com,toysrus.com,gamestop.com, just to name a few that has PS3 available in large quatities like you say.

DemonKaiba
DemonKaiba

Go head PS3 have our sloppy seconds LMAO. Like its gonna increase ur sales........stupid

KikoJones
KikoJones

So the 360 could be losing an exclusive and the Xbots say it doesn't matter when when the PS3 loses one is "Sony is screwed, go MS!!!!" So funny. I wasn't going to get this game anyway. epormada, maybe because you live is a poor area but where I am it's still hard to get a PS3. The 360 is inferior to the PS3 and when Lair, Heavenly Sword and the final version of Motorstorm come out the tide will begin to turn. Obviously the 360 now has better games, well only 1 really Gears of War.

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

Why do people think that since this game is coming out on the PS3 it's automatically going to sell millions of systems? The game was great, don't get me wrong, but I think it barely passed a million seller already.

epormada
epormada

Nobody that already doesn't want a PS3 is going to get one for Saints Row! Especially when you can get it for like $30 on $200 cheaper system, ahem 360, if anything this will just sell more 360's as the game will be equal or better on the 360 just like every other port so far. Crazy87 YES the Best Buy by my house has had the same shipment of PS3's for almost a week now, you couldn't get a 360 till June after it came out. Face it, unless your head is where the sun don't shine (which is where most Sony fanboys heads are) you would know that the PS3 is not that great, especially not $600 great!

Crazy87
Crazy87

axes03 sony is shipping them out fast enuf there flying off the shelves ever see a stack and come back a day later for it to be gone?

axes03
axes03

and it still doesnt make up for the fact that ps3s are sitting on store shelves a month after they came out.........that is JUST PLAIN SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ricsuave
ricsuave

"kosterivo Besides www.nu.nl is more reliable that fox news or nbc news or whatever," ......enough said. sigh........

ricsuave
ricsuave

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kosterivo
kosterivo

ricsuave " kosterivo kosterivo I read it on a reliable newssite called www.nu.nl go check it out if you don't believe me." Right right! I gotcha, there's msnbc, cnn, foxnews, and nu.nl. You gotta be freaking kidding me. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Oh my god what a great comeback i'm shocked damn i dont know what to say to a stupid remark from a moron like you ........ Go google on the words Lost Planet on the Playstation 3, x-box360 junkie and you will find it. Besides www.nu.nl is more reliable that fox news or nbc news or whatever, but hee don't believe me you could always live in ignorance all you life

ricsuave
ricsuave

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kosterivo
kosterivo

Yuck_Foo It makes me laugh how people wil point out all the strengths of a PS3 and sum up by saying "That's why I'm getting a PS3!" After all why don't those same people have one already? We need a special support group for die-hard fans who have not gotten a PS3 yet. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe those people have the same problem i do and that is we are from Europe. The Playstation 3 will come out in 2 months. I have mine reserved just like most people that whant a Playstation 3 on release. Maybe you would realise this before you comment people on what they are saying instead of trowing fuel on the fire? Think before you act could help you to not make the dumb mistakes you are doing now or is it just ignorance?

ricsuave
ricsuave

" kosterivo kosterivo I read it on a reliable newssite called www.nu.nl go check it out if you don't believe me." Right right! I gotcha, there's msnbc, cnn, foxnews, and nu.nl. You gotta be freaking kidding me.

kosterivo
kosterivo

ricsuave "kosterivo And i heard that Lost Planet will go to the Playstation 3 if sales ain't good, this kinda says to me that Capcom has little trust in the "power" of the X-Box360." Really? Heard that from who? Other sony fanboys? ---------------------------------------- Hey Ricsuave how does it feel you realise that you don't even know what the f*ck you are talking about? The only one who is spreading lies and fantasies around here is you. Are you so isecure that you have to lie to make people believe you? Man you are a joke calling other people liars just because you cant face the truth. Face it Lost Planet may come to the Playstation 3 if the sales are too low and thats a fact buddy !!!! So go wine in your little room with your X-Box360 in hand and make up some crap how you are going to say Lost Planet bites when it come to the Playstation 3 you joke of a man.

kosterivo
kosterivo

For the direct link you can use this its a different site but at least its englische: http://www.pro-g.co.uk/news/24-08-2006-3475.html Or just read the article hear Capcom producer says there's a strong chance the Xbox 360 game will be ported to other platforms. 1up.com has been speaking to Jun Takeuchi, one of the producers on Capcom's excellent looking Xbox 360 action title Lost Planet. The most interesting nugget of information to come for the chat has already sent internet chat forums into a fanboy frenzy: the game might not stay an Xbox 360 exclusive. "We will try to keep it as a 360 exclusive," Takeuchi said. "But, from the company's point of view, when you think about the business, in the future it's something [port the game to PS3] we might have to do." It makes perfect sense from a business standpoint to port the game to the PlayStation 3, particularly to gain sales in Japan, where the Xbox 360 version is almost certain to bomb. Although sales of the game are predicted to be high in Europe and North America, the Xbox 360 is failing to make an impression in Japan, where the PlayStation 3 and Wii are expected to dominate. Takeuchi suggested that the Xbox 360's poor sales in Japan aren't cause for a total lack of Japanese developed titles: "We hope that more Japanese publishers realise there are more markets outside of Japan," he commented. Moving on to downloadable content for Lost Planet before the game hits store shelves, Takeuchi wouldn't be drawn on the company's exact plans, but he did say that "we [Capcom] will upload something to keep the users busy until release." Not a confirmation of a multiplayer demo, then, but at least we know something is coming.

kosterivo
kosterivo

ricsuave "kosterivo And i heard that Lost Planet will go to the Playstation 3 if sales ain't good, this kinda says to me that Capcom has little trust in the "power" of the X-Box360." Really? Heard that from who? Other sony fanboys? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm sorry unlike you i don't need i don't say something that is not true just to back up my claims, and i don't call people liars just couse i don't like what they are saying. I read it on a reliable newssite called www.nu.nl go check it out if you don't believe me. Press games and you will see a link there that mentions the news.

ricsuave
ricsuave

"ChaosXeno I have all 3 next gen consoles so don't try to convince me anything" Yeah, sure you do. Convince yourself of it, cause you aint convincing us.

ChaosXeno
ChaosXeno

Why do people ignore MGS4,DMC4, Heavenly Sword, White Knight and FFXIII? And developers are not having a hard time with PS3 games as I remember the Xbox 360 took a whole year to get a killer app. Gears of war is the only good Xbox 360 exclusive right now. I have all 3 next gen consoles so don't try to convince me anything. I am a computer mechanic ceritfied by dell to work on there computers and the PS3 has better specs, just give it time just as we gave 360 time because to be honest launch 360 games werent great graphical masterpieces like u fanboys say. And u say u spent $400 on ur system right than add xbox live for a year and than add buying the new hddvd drive thats about $550? plus xbox live will be connected for a couple years if ur really that hardcore so in the long run its even more than the cost of a ps3.

ChaosXeno
ChaosXeno

Um When Oblivion is released for the ps3 its coming with all the new added content w/o extra purchasing.

pondarosa
pondarosa

"....and come on lets be honest Sony makes the better self exclusives...Microsoft never has been a smart game developer. " Uh, you are kdding, right?

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

wonder what new content is goin to be added if its true...or if they are going to ramp up the graphics

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

row really sucks, it good, but after a while u realize it sucks, is just a game to entertain u till a really big moster game to come along.

sja28
sja28

hahaha after 1 year and you ps3 blinded idi... are happy you pay 600 we pay 400 and we get the games faster and better haha and you are happy and by the way the game whas not a sclusive i never soo the only on xbox360 logo so why bodering

thekey
thekey

jop360 "WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea just give'em halo 3 TOO no one F***king cares!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPEN TO EXCLUSIVES!!: They're GONE for good.(Thanks sony for sucking so hard, you tried to lock every franchise known to man and now that the PS3 isn't doing so hot, and the Wii and 360 is doing opossoite exclusives are gone.) Unless there developed and published in-house.

jop360
jop360

-_-....another exclusive gone.... -sigh- i guess since PS3 has no good games except for R_F.O.M -sigh- what ever......Im starting to hate this exclusive BS

jop360
jop360

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea just give'em halo 3 TOO no one F***king cares!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPEN TO EXCLUSIVES!!

barracudaj
barracudaj

This is what's it's all about, next-gen owners sharing the best games... yeah, right! Oh well, enjoy this one PS3'ers, it's much fun!

barracudaj
barracudaj

This is what's it's all about, next-gen owners sharing the best games... yeah, right! Oh well, enjoy this one PS3'ers, it's much fun!

stealth360snipa
stealth360snipa

saints row is my grand theft auto replacment until GTA4 comes out

bdhoff
bdhoff

It's a good game. PS3 owners will enjoy it. It isn't GTA, but it's fun. But seriously, was it ever exclusive? 360 exclusives have "Only on Xbox 360" printed on the cover art. I bought this game on release day and it does not have that. Dead Rising and Lost Planet do. That just says to me that the game was never an exclusive. Also, Volition hinted that it was coming to the PS3 months ago during the whole vsync flap. All of this fighting for nothing.

ricsuave
ricsuave

"DannyBoyVai I enjoy reading your comments. Some of you should have a little go at something called "getting a life". The whole "my system beats your system" thing is done to death. Just enjoy whatever you like and let others enjoy whatever they like. Or are you all children here with a mental age thats even smaller than your penis size?...... thought so." Gee, you sure told us! And why all the interest in our penis sizes?

soniqstylz
soniqstylz

Hey Seabreed, when did Crysis jump from PC-exclusive to 360 exclusive? And the Lost Planet rumor came from 1up.com, and from the game's creator, saying they "would try to keep it exclusive, but if the Japanese market wants it bad enough, they will port it". http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3153103

DannyBoyVai
DannyBoyVai

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Confucius-2
Confucius-2

You know I kind of want some good games on ps3

thejok3r
thejok3r

I bought this game, it's cool for 2 weeks, no longer, don't buy it, wait for GTA 4. Saint's Row sucks on xbox, and will suck on PS3

insane_metalist
insane_metalist

wtf? thats bullsh*t saints row should of never come out on ps3 but the game isnt that good so anyways just F*** it.

pompomboy
pompomboy

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss come on sony youve already let me down might as well steal rubbishbox games