Gamers report GTA IV PS3 freezing issues

According to Internet reports, a small number of users are experience problems when running the PlayStation 3 version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV, stating the game is prone to freezing.

PlayStation Network Home’s Matt Griffin commented, "I got home from the midnight release with my copy of GTA IV Collectors Edition unpacked it live on the feed installed and guess what, it froze!”

"I tried a couple more times and it even have reinstalled 3 times, it still keeps freezing."

This doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident, either, as several other reports have cropped up on various message boards, including the Official US PlayStation Forums.

Initial reports seem to be confined to 60GB PS3 launch consoles, although it wasn’t long before users started to complain about issues with 20GB launch consoles and non-launch 60GB machines too.

Problems with the Xbox 360 version have also cropped up too, though they do not appear to be as frequent as those on the PS3.

If any of our readers have experienced problems with their copies, do let us know in the comment section below.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more developments as they break.