GTA V problems with Xbox 360 consoles crashing

While gamers across the world continue to have an amazing experience with GTA V, it appears that some of you trying to run the game with an older Xbox 360 console are having a few issues. Reports are coming in suggesting that some Xbox 360 consoles are crashing frequently, at random points during missions that don’t appear to have a solid workaround.

At the moment, there is a 16-page thread up at the GTA V forums, which suggests that there is a rather serious problem going on for those running an old Xbox 360 console. Judging by the nature of the comments, it looks like ‘older’ relates to Xbox 360 consoles without an HDMI port.

It also looks like a smaller HDD like 20GB isn’t to blame for freezing problems either, as other users have confirmed in the same thread that the game crashes during missions with larger hard drives. At the moment, Rockstar has not yet issued an official statement on the matter, but we have a feeling they may have to if the problems continue.

What the developer has said on their troubleshooting page though is the following information:

“Delete all Grand Theft Auto V installation data, clear the Xbox 360′s cache and re-attempt the installation. If you are still experiencing the error, please try installing to a different memory device.”

Here is one account of the issue from a Twitter user:

Elsewhere, Xbox support has apparently offered this somewhat questionable advice – take this with a pinch of salt though..

1.Delete all GTA 5 game data.
2.Clear system cache three times.
3.Delete marketplace data from storage system items.
4.Unplug console for three minutes.
5.Install disc 1.
6.Power off, do not insert disc 2.
8.Install disc 2.

This is only making Chop the dog more angry..
This is only making Chop the dog more angry..

If it is confirmed true that older Xbox 360 consoles have a issue with running the game at a stable rate, then Rockstar obviously needs to come up with a definitive fix to make gamers happy. If you have one of the older Xbox 360 consoles, let us know if you have experienced any freezing problems with the game. We will let you know in the meantime if Rockstar speaks on the matter.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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