GTA V Will Sell 14 Million and Release in Early 2013, Says Analyst
Grand Theft Auto V will sell upwards of 14 million units when it launches, says analyst Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee, who also says the game will ship within the first three months of next year.
In terms of the amount of cash the title will rake in for the game’s publisher Take-Two, who not long ago set its fiscal year earnings expectations upwards of $1 billion, Bhatia expects GTA V alone to generate a whopping $700 million for the company.
Given that Max Payne 3 is the only Rockstar title this year, or announced rather, Bhatia states that it “is all but a given” that Take-Two is planning to launch the next GTA entry before the end of its fiscal year, March 31, 2013.
As pointed out by Gamespot, Take-Two’s last fiscal year held revenues of just over $825.8 million. They’ve projected their sales for this round to hit between $1.75 billion and $1.85 billion. This notion alone has shown to be proof enough among analysts that GTA V will launch early next year.
It’s important to also note that the previous entry, Grand Theft Auto IV has sold over 20 million units in its lifetime of just over four years.
Jinkees. That equates to a lot of “accidental” pedestrian roadkill, wouldn’t you think Scoob?