1UP.com is reporting that Gamestop had added THQ's Saints Row to the list of upcoming PlayStation 3 releases late last week, but quickly took the product page off the site. Is it a case of the game being added in error, or another situation where the retailer listed a title before it was officially announced?
While I would already be inclined to mark this one as "probably true", I decided to check around the 'net to see if anyone had a little more information on this one. In doing so, I came across Kotaku's report on the story and they made an excellent point. If you look at Saints Row's box (and I did) there's no "Only on Xbox 360" graphic up top - so at the very least, THQ has never claimed that Saints Row was going to be an Xbox 360 exclusive. If the screenshot that accompanies the Kotaku story is real, the game will be hitting retail on May 15th, 2007. My guess is even if that date was just a placeholder, we'll be seeing it on the PS3 by summer at the very latest. I'm quite sure THQ doesn't want to get caught anywhere near Grand Theft Auto IV's release window.
Be sure to check out the following two articles for more information on what's going on;