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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  +   1137d ago
March is a good shout. Can't wait to see this in GI next month. Game of the generation for sure.
Jamzluminati  +   1137d ago
It's coming out in December. They'll announce the release date the week before the game comes out.
fermcr  +   1137d ago
It's coming out next week. They'll announce the release date after the game is released.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1137d 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  +   1136d ago
GTA:SA or NFS:MW, for me at least :D
ChunkyLover53  +   1137d 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  +   1137d ago
GTA fly under the radar?? LOL
Jurat  +   1137d ago
12 April 2013.
crazysammy  +   1137d 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  +   1137d 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  +   1137d 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  +   1137d ago

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  +   1137d 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  +   1136d ago
Spot on....I agree.
iXenon  +   1137d ago
Isn't this the guy who said it'd come out in October? Why do people still listen to this guy?
Shawtymann  +   1137d ago
Patcher says its coming before March 31 so we won't see it until 2014
medziarz  +   1137d ago
i'm betting for an April/May release, similar to GTA4
P_Bomb  +   1137d 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  +   1137d ago
Pachter doesn't know rat shit from rice krispies!!!!!
AzaziL  +   1135d 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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