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Submitted by Dailynch 734d ago | news

GTA 5 Release Date 'Has To Be Before March 31' - Pachter

NowGamer: GTA 5's release date has yet to be confirmed, but analyst Michael Pachter believes he knows exactly when GTA 5 is coming out. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360)

skyward  +   734d ago
March is a good shout. Can't wait to see this in GI next month. Game of the generation for sure.
Jamzluminati  +   733d ago
It's coming out in December. They'll announce the release date the week before the game comes out.
fermcr  +   733d ago
It's coming out next week. They'll announce the release date after the game is released.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   733d ago
GOTG or "Game Of the generation" is feat so few games accomplish careful now.

Though makes me wonder, what was last gen GOTG?
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GamingManiac  +   733d ago
GTA:SA or NFS:MW, for me at least :D
ChunkyLover53  +   734d ago
It makes sense for it to come out before the end of March, mainly because we'll probably see the Xbox 720 and PS4 announced right after. You don't want your game flying under the radar because people are gearing up for new hardware.
ProGrasTiNation  +   734d ago
GTA fly under the radar?? LOL
Jurat  +   734d ago
12 April 2013.
crazysammy  +   734d ago
Rockstar loves the May/June release. They learned a long time ago that there is a serious drought that time of year, and Max Payne along with RDR both came out around that time. I would guess it has a May or June release. Why release it in March with the other top games to fight with?
skyward  +   734d ago
If you read the quotes, it's because Take Two has forecast crazy profits by year's end (March 31) - no GTA V, no crazy profits.
crazysammy  +   733d ago
Yes, but they will not rush this game out to meet a deadline. I am not saying you don't have a valid point, but here are some things to remember.

1. Pachter really has no idea what he is talking about which I don't understand since its what he does for a living. He is so wrong so often that there are websites compiling his horrible predictions.

2. 4th quarter predictions are made based on Holiday sales. So with games like NBA 2K13 (Which is breaking sales records), Max Payne 3, and Bioshock Infinite all coming in before quarter end they do not need to ship GTA V to make those numbers.

3. I agree that shipping GTA V will give them big sales, However Rockstar will not release the game until it is finished. It is too big to release early based on sales targets for investors.

Again I am not saying you are wrong, but the source of the information is one mans opinion who is quite frankly, wrong more than he is right.
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skyward  +   733d ago
@4.1.1

1. Pachter doesn't know for a fact what's going to happen - but just because he predicts something doesn't automatically mean it won't happen.

2. GTA V defies regular sales patterns - launch sales will be through the roof whenever it releases.

3. I agree R* won't ship until it's ready - but Take Two made these huge revenue predictions some time ago, so they must have had an idea it would launch in the next 12 months.

I for one hope it launches when it's good and ready and not before - but for all we know, it could be near completion already.
TripC50  +   734d ago
Would anybody find it weird if I said the main selling point for me, in regards to the Wii U, is wether or not GTA 5 will be released for it along with the others consoles?
Dang that was a long sentence. Probably could have said that better.
Alexonique  +   733d ago
Spot on....I agree.
iXenon  +   734d ago
Isn't this the guy who said it'd come out in October? Why do people still listen to this guy?
Shawtymann  +   733d ago
Patcher says its coming before March 31 so we won't see it until 2014
medziarz  +   733d ago
i'm betting for an April/May release, similar to GTA4
P_Bomb  +   733d ago
GTA is one of those games that will dominate regardless of the month it comes out in. It could release on Smarch 32nd and still sell, lol. No deadline.
jd666  +   733d ago
Pachter doesn't know rat shit from rice krispies!!!!!
AzaziL  +   732d ago
I really hope they don't bone PC gamers and release it a year later for us, completely bogus to shaft the fans who've been playing GTA since the beginning.

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