GTA 5 Predicted To Sell 18 Million Units
GTA 5 is expected to sell well, but is 18 million units realistic or selling Rockstar's game short?
Published on Feb 7, 2013
GTA 5 is predicted to sell around 18 million units when it goes on sale later this, according to one analyst.
Sterne Agee analyst, Arvind Bhatia (talking to Videogamer), believes Rockstar’s GTA 5 will manage to shift 18 million units over Take-Two's fiscal year when it goes on sale this September.
Bhatia believes that throughout Take-Two’s fiscal year of April 2013 to March 2014, GTA 5 will bring in around $230 millions in operating profit.
GTA 5’s profit targets are based on Bhatia’s ‘hypothetical profitability model’ and only give a rough idea how much revenue Rockstar’s game will produce.
2013 is providing many more variables than your average year, though. With next-gen consoles tantalisingly close, bringing with them a potentially next-gen Call Of Duty (rumoured to be Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4), GTA 5 might have more competition at retail than expected.
GTA 5 is out September 17th.