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Submitted by Raiz 1139d ago | opinion piece

Two Reasons Why GTA V won't release in March 2013

Recently Online retailer Amazon updated their GTA V (Grand Theft Auto V) listing with a new date "March 26, 2013", many GTA series fans were of the opinion that this new date looks pretty LEGIT since the day falls on Tuesday which makes sense in US for launch. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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LOGICWINS  +   1140d ago
Fuse is competition for GTAV? LMAO!
Raiz  +   1140d ago
if you think like this than none of the games mention in the article (Tomb Raider, Gow: Ascension, BioShock Infinite and other) stand even a slight chance against GTA V
LOGICWINS  +   1140d ago
GTAV would outsell all of those games combined.. very easily. Either way, I expect it to be delayed to May/ early June.
guitarded77  +   1139d ago
GTA doesn't even have to show up to E3 and it will outsell everything. R* does not fear the competition. With 125 MILLION GTA games sold, they could release any day they want. It's the other games that have to watch out for GTA.
Nafon  +   1139d ago
@LOGICWINS lets not forget that a release date has to be confirmed before it gets delayed ;). I agree though.
Nitrowolf2  +   1139d ago
eh really?? FUSE is gonna fail, and I feel a bit sorry for Insomniac. The game just isn't that attractive.

If anything, EA would be smart enough to delay it.
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wastedcells  +   1139d ago
Bioshock is a take two game as well so why would they kill the sales of their own game. It's not coming in march. Wish it would but I can't see them releasing them back to back like that. Plus fuse lmao are you for real. GTA has no competition and fears no game.
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bobshi  +   1139d ago
The article is likely correct, for the wrong reasons.

Rather than look at it as 'GTA would never go up against Tomb Raider etc', it should be 'Tomb Raider etc would never go up against GTA'.

We all know GTA is going to sell bucket loads and the article isn't trying to say Tomb Raider etc would match GTA's sales.

If you were making Tomb Raider, BioShock you want your game to have the best chance. Releasing near GTA isn't going to give you that chance.
bozebo  +   1138d ago
Logic, it isn't being delayed. Your # of agrees proves how stupid people on this site are. (not about FUSE being in competition, obviously you are correct there)
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Reverent  +   1138d ago
I think if GTA were to release on the exact same day as the next CoD, GTA would outsell it. That's how powerful GTA is. It's just that GTA games only come out so often, while CoD is a yearly deal.

With that said, no other game would come even close.
showtimefolks  +   1139d ago
no game can compete with GTA5 so whichever games come around gta 5 release will suffer. i think GTA5 is april-may 2013.

Fuse doesn't look that good to me, insomniac can not expect the game to do huge numbers, every time i see it i like it less. and with games like gta5,last of us,bioshock,tomb raider and beyond 2 souls coming around the same time i think fuse is set to fail.(fail doesn't mean it won't sell but it won't set the sames record like EA expect out of all their games)
HammadTheBeast  +   1139d ago
Call of Duty can. Yes, it's a horrible game, but that's not what the kids think. Also, GTA has become the poster-child for all things "game-evil" so even some parents know about some of the stuff that goes on in GTA (ironic since CoD has the same rating). So, (unfortunately) CoD could compete with GTA V, but it will most likely not because of the release "date".
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1139d ago

COD would obviously be able to compete in overall sales, but not everyone has money for more than one game at a time.

I imagine that in the market of people choosing the one game they could get, with the choice being between COD and GTA V, about 70-80% (maybe more) would choose GTA V.

If GTA V and COD released at the same time, I'm fairly certain that the COD game would suffer significantly in those sales compared to GTA V.
shivvy24  +   1139d ago
fuse is a competition , im no fan of these games and ive already preordered fuse
rbailey  +   1139d ago
Couldn't stop laughing as soon as I saw this comment lol.. Tell that clown to let us know when he's writing an informative article and not some late night comedy skit lol
Awesome_Gamer  +   1139d ago
I have to agree with Logic this time, nothing will come close to competing with GTA V, that game will break every single sales record known to man. Mark my words.
dboyc310  +   1139d ago
Doubt it my friend. Yea it will sell a ton but it wont break the COD record that's hold for number 1. Back then it was controversial for its violence and the boundaries that it cross so adults, pre-teens and teenagers went nuts for it. With violence being so relevant in games in today's world I honestly dont think it will sell as crazy as many people think. COD OWNZ this gen and it will stay that way until something new takes over.
LUCKYXS7LEVEN  +   1139d ago
Rage Quit guy- WHAT?!
Christopher  +   1138d ago
***GTAV would outsell all of those games combined.. very easily. Either way, I expect it to be delayed to May/ early June.***

May. And it won't be delayed since it hasn't officially been announced.

Look at their games from the last few years.

GTA4 - April 2009
GTA: Episodes - April 2010
RDR - May 2010
LA Noire - May 2011
MP3 - May 2012
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1140d ago
One reason. Bioshock Infinite. Owned by Take 2, just like GTA V.
Stupidity would argue otherwisie.
Dark11  +   1139d ago

i'm hoping for a mid april release.
hawkeyejonjon  +   1139d ago
Well Bioshock Infinite could get delayed again. It already has really.
Original release: February
New Release: March
I bet Bioshock Infinite will get delayed again to April-July
LKHGFDSA  +   1139d ago
it was supposed to come out this year originally.
hawkeyejonjon  +   1138d ago
@LKHGFDSA I know that it was suppose to release this year originally but i was talking about the most recent delay. I should of put it like this
Original release after first delay: February
New release after second delay(or is it the third delay?): March
These delays are getting annoying that i am losing track. I still bet it will get delayed again to April to July. Why are they delaying Bioshock Infinite so much anyways? If they do delay it again(i hope not) it will be another game in development hell like FF VS XIII and The Last Guardian. That will horrible though
nevin1  +   1139d ago
I won't be suprised at a Summer-Fall 2013 release.
FinaLXiii  +   1139d ago
competing with MGS ground zeroes and Last of Us that´s smart. s/
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DasTier  +   1139d ago
Lol, do you really believe they would eat into GTA V's Sales?
Ezz2013  +   1139d ago
the last of us and GTAV target different gamers
and both will sell well and won't effect each other
because how awesome both games are and of course the well knowen Dev's ND and R* who both have huge numbers of fans

and i don't think MGS:GZ have a Date yet
FarCryLover182  +   1139d ago
MGS GZ is coming in the first half of 2013??
Ezz2013  +   1139d ago
when i said
"the last of us and GTAV target different gamers "

i meant there is gamers love Open world games and there is gamers who love Survival games

both of those game types any gamer love them both at the same time
so both will be fine
for me i will buy both because how awesome both games are and of course the well knowen Dev's ND and R* who both have huge numbers of fans

so i don't know why i'm getting disagrees ?!
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wastedcells  +   1139d ago
GTA will sell units all year so they can release whenever against who ever and it won't matter. Everyone else should avoid GTA even if its a completely different game because GTA will get all the hype and articles which will cause good games to stand in its shadow.
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1139d ago
Ha ha ha ha ha. Like Grand Theft Auto has anything to dear from those two games, especially Last of Us. Come on bro.
andibandit  +   1139d ago

You're getting disagrees because you said they "Wont affect eachother" and completely left out the economic factor.
For example I had to choose between AC3 and Borderlands 2 and went with the latter, altho i like BOTH genres(startling isn't it). Still havent bought AC3 yet, but will at some point in the future.
josephayal  +   1139d ago
I personally think GTA V will be out in Q3 2014
EliteDave93  +   1139d ago
Thats impossible since R* themselfes confirmed a spring release.
DasTier  +   1139d ago
It shall release in May, just like the last few bigs R* releases.
MoonWheel  +   1139d ago
I want an April release since the last of us is out in May.
pandehz  +   1139d ago
If GTA releases at the same as the others then unfortunately it will take a back seat to more fresh games.

Im going for Bioshock, Miss Lara and then maybe GTA or not.
tndtloveu  +   1139d ago
i wish it release on may 11, a great birthday gift for myself, F.A.
BattleTorn  +   1139d ago
Yeah, GTA V has such stiff competition..

so much, that the approvers on N4G thought the games were so important that an article shouldnt go through approval without all the competing games' tags...

oh, wait.

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MultiConsoleGamer  +   1139d ago
I don't agree with the comments about competition.

I will admit that I'm wary of the rumored March release date. I hate to say this but I'm thinking may 2013.

Dear God, that's such a long wait...
claud3  +   1139d ago
what a lot off crap
supraking951  +   1139d ago
MAY you idiots! Just like all the past Rockstar games except GTA4 which was a couple days short of releasing in May
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1139d ago
it'll be out in march, ignore this douche bag negative writer, why would rockstar make its fans wait longer after already showing alot of the game and a few trailers?? stupid.
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thecowsaysmoo  +   1139d ago
GTA is an overrated series of sinful games. I swear, I hope congress ban the gta games because if they don't there will be more criminals in the world. Did you guys know that after gta4 there were crimes cause because of the game. I will post the link
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hawkeyejonjon  +   1139d ago
Did the game force him to do it? no
Should this "kid" played this game? no
Should of the parents stopped him from playing it? yes
If you read the article you linked, you should know how he was blaming it, he blamed the game for he can try to get off the hook
Here is an example: a kid comes to your house and he knocked over something very expensive and breaks it and your mother would come out and say who did this and the kid that was visiting would say its your fault, your mother would be to pissed to listen to you so she punish you and as you are getting punished, the friend that was visiting that broke the expensive item gets away with it. This situation in that article you linked is no different. He is blaming grand theft auto to try to get away with it. Door checking? really? i don't think there is door checking in gta if i remember right
I played GTA games since i was 8 years old and not once did i have the idea to go out and do stuff that was in GTA.
No GTA won't rise criminal rates, stupid people will do that.
rbailey  +   1139d ago
Fans of Rockstar Games would know that the last 3 games they released were in May of each of the last couple years. Red dead Redemption, L.A. noire, and Max Payne 3 all followed the same script and I would expect that the GTA V timeline would be similar.

Whoever the tool is who said this game is coming out on March 26 clearly didn't do their research but instead decided it would be ideal to post it on N4G and take advantage of a couple of slow news days.

And As for the competition in March, Fuse and God of War aren't real competition when it comes to GTA period. The game wil be multiplatform and is from a publisher that everyone loves so obviously one would think they would still sell well under those circumstances.
Shadowstar  +   1139d ago
Everyone's expecting a console release this year from MS and Sony. I think the two reasons are probably more on the lines of Orbis and Durango.
maxcon  +   1139d ago
*double post
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maxcon  +   1139d ago
Keep in mind that Rockstar games that released in May were SUPPOSED to come out earlier.
Max Payne 3- Original Date: March 2012
Actual Date: May 2012

Red Dead Redemption- Original Date: April 2010

LA Noire- Original Date: 2007 :D
Actual Date: May 2011

If we are going to predict based on Rockstars trends, we should also factor in that the game WILL be delayed. The only uncertanty is how big the delay will be. It could be announced for May, and be pushed a couple weeks to early june. What worries me is the big GTA IV delay. It was set with an exact date in October 2007 and was pushed to April 29, 2008. Thats a half a year. My guess is we will see the game release mid-July. I just hope isn't pushed to November.
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dontbhatin  +   1139d ago
i hope it does! Thats my birthday! :-D
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1139d ago
I don't mind waiting all I want is a great game
MYSTERIO360  +   1139d ago
I wonder if the GTA 5 release date was changed to launch around about the next COD game, who would sell more.
bozebo  +   1138d ago
claud3  +   1139d ago
Well what is important is the fact it's coming out
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Grimhammer00  +   1139d ago
Ive never understood the allure of GTA games....Saints Row is silly....and I get it. But GTA?

Don't most of us play games to escape or explore non-reality? Couldn't you with minimal effort join a gang or be a 2 bit punk in reality? LOL

Seriously though...unless mp is max payne 2.0....i'll pass
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1139d ago
Lol lets pretend GOW won't be getting released or isn't a big game. It only held almost 3 miilion pre-orders last year.

On topic:

He's using fuse as a big hitter in March? He must be one of the hand full of scarce fans of the game. GoW and TR are really big games but when somebody brings up "GTA" people automatically get excited just by hearing the name alone.

No I'm not seeing March for GTA's release date. Its a heavy month GoW, GOW, TR and I believe Crysis as well.

R* will levy up some room for those games to sell and doesn't want to cannibalize the competition. That is, if they're that nice.

I predict GTA will get released in May or April.
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Y_5150  +   1139d ago
I think it's funny how most of us knows that this game will have great sales no matter what. seriously it's the only game that I can talk about and everyone knows what it is (other than Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed.) Everyone knows it's coming, they will eat it up including myself!
Karum  +   1138d ago
As MASSIVE a God of War fan that I am, none of the games in that list are competition to GTAV at all.

Here's one reason why GTAV WILL release before the end of March 2013 though.

It'll boost up their revenues and profits for the current fiscal year.

The only way it's being released after March 2013 is if they expected it not to be ready until then or if they've managed to achieve their fiscal targets this year and want to use GTAV to give them an amazing start to the 2014/14 fiscal year.
bozebo  +   1138d ago
Total bullshit. That IS the launch date.
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abzdine  +   1138d ago
Fuse !! hahahaha nice one!
Grimhammer00  +   1138d ago
i've got gow ascension prepaid.
i've got fuse pre-paid.

guess what i don't have prepaid
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