GTA 5: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date Is 23 November - Zavvi
UK retailer dates Grand Theft Auto 5 - but is there something in it or is it just another place holder?
Published on Feb 15, 2012
GTA 5 is listed with a 23 November 2012 release date in the UK on the retail website Zavvi.
GTA 5 previously appeared on the site with a July 2012 release window which has since been all but debunked by shifts in Max Payne 3's release (to mid-May) and recent updates from Rockstar saying it will reveal more on the game soon.
23 November is a Friday, the traditional day for new releases in the UK, and would also put a GTA 5 release square in Call of Duty 9 territory, which traditionally launches in mid-to-late November.
GTA 5 won't fear any other game though, including the next Call of Duty, according to EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich.
If publisher Take Two is to realise it's predictions of a potentially record year for fiscal 2013, it would need to get GTA 5 out the door in time for the lucrative holiday 2012 period.
Rockstar could well show more of GTA 5 after Max Payne 3 is released - pre-E3 - before almost six months of promotion for the game. It's good enough for Activision, with the publisher following the same product cycle for each Call of Duty for the last few years.
Is GTA 5 likely to drop on 23 November, or is Zavvi just guessing like the rest of us? Have your say below.