The recent release of GTA: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition might have reviewed pretty poorly and suffered an array of issues at launch, but it still seems to be selling well, and the physical, boxed copy is now available to buy.
It should be noted, however, that if you're planning to buy it on PlayStation in particular, you're only going to get the last-gen version of the game (PS4) as there's no upgrade path available right now — despite the digital version including a free next-gen upgrade regardless of whether you're playing on Xbox or PlayStation.
Here's what journalist Ben Turpin had to say about this when he spotted the issue earlier this month:
"Everyone can finally buy a physical version of the GTA Trilogy in most retail stores – but there’s a catch. You can’t upgrade to the PS5 version if you decide to pick up the physical version."
"If you buy the Xbox One version, the free upgrade to the Series X|S version is available right out of the box. Not sure why Rockstar aren’t giving PS5 owners a free upgrade."
As Turpin highlights, the Xbox version of GTA: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition comes with a free upgrade to Xbox Series X and S regardless of whether you buy physical or digital — and this is because of Smart Delivery.
It's a strange oversight for PlayStation owners, and we're assuming Rockstar will find a way to get around it at some point, but for now, Xbox is definitely the way to go for the physical copy if you're choosing between Series X|S and PS5.
Have you bought the physical copy of the GTA Trilogy? Let us know down in the comments below.
As it relates to GTA Trilogy, there are no advantages.
That's a cool feature, even if this collection apparently has a lot of technical issues.
Stuff like this is exactly why I'm getting a Series X next year and not a ps5.
Wow what a rip. Goes to show that the physical editions games now are nothing more than showpieces to put on your shelf. At least the originals came with cool maps/posters in the box.
They have to get last gen working first...
@Rural-Bandit Agreed. Unfortunately, PlayStation is common vernacular in gaming now.
I could tell people about Microsoft's better services until I am blue in the face and people would still say they want "the new PlayStation".
Granted, there is nothing wrong with getting a PS5, I just feel like Sony needs a little bit of an ego-check this generation. I don't like it when things get too "one-sided"
Sony only does it cause they can
@GamingFan4Lyf their arrogance of the launch of the ps3 is coming back. They need to realise that the competition are doing things better and it could have a big impact.
I for one am very upset that Rockstar has taken away HDR from all 3 games! I enjoyed HDR on San Andreas while playing on Game Pass, so last week I purchased a physical copy which says HDR on the box but I find out they have removed this feature! That is false advertising and lying to the public and it looks much worse without HDR implementation.
"The Definitive Edition comes with a free upgrade to Xbox Series X and S regardless of whether you buy physical or digital — and this is because of Smart Delivery."
How in the world can you upgrade to Series S version if you buy physical? 😂🙈😂🙈
@Quaali Maybe it involves a screwdriver?
I still think that the argument between PS and Xbox is moot.
Xbox want players in their ecosystem playing games on any platform they can. Console, PC, phone, tablet and soon to be built into TV.
PlayStation want people to buy their console and play only on their console. Unless it's a PC game 5 years after launch.
Watching Power On really showed me how forward thinking Xbox have always have been.
Also, Nintendo are actually winning the war on selling consoles currently.
I bought it on PS5. When I download it gives the choice to install the PS4 or the PS5 version.
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