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'Grand Theft Auto V' expected to sell 20 million units in first six months

XMNR: Publisher Take Two Interactive is expecting big things out of Grand Theft Auto V for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 when it releases on Sept. 17 with it and other Rockstar Games titles providing a full 65 percent of its fiscal 2014 revenue. What does that represent in terms of the number of copies sold? Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter pegged that figure in an investor's note released Tuesday. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Irishguy95  +   1003d ago

GTA has alot of fans and there are 140 mill + consoles out there.
Prcko  +   1003d ago
don't agree
gta V gonna loose some numbers because it's close to new console era release
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darren_poolies  +   1003d ago
Not going to affect the sales at all. Also it's 'lose' not 'loose'.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1003d ago
just because new consoles are coming doesnt mean all 140 million owners out there now are going to get one day 1 lol they will need something to play and even for those who do, this is gta, you get one every few years so most people want to play it.

hell im planning to get the new xbox day 1 ( unless its always online ) and im still gonna get gta5. 20 million in 6 months combined ps3,360 sales will be easy for gta5
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papashango  +   1003d ago
after 6 months? nope.

If it launches with next-gen consoles maybe. Lifetime maybe.

12-14 max and that's being generous. It's been years since GTA 4 and in that time the youngins have grown and experienced many more sandbox games.
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Sam Fisher  +   1003d ago
Count me out, gta hasnt given me a good reason to buy it. I wait upon games like updates on tech, if you didnt make a big jump on its successor, you sir are not have my money, period.
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3-4-5  +   1003d ago
People will buy PS4 / Xbox 720, but they will also buy this for their current system as well.
omi25p  +   1003d ago
Sam Fisher
If you think this list isnt enough of a reason to buy a game then i doubt you have bought a game this generation. http://www.officialplaystat...
Nafon  +   1003d ago
-GametimeUK-  +   1003d ago
I'm buying a copy, that's for sure.
Knight_Crawler  +   1003d ago
20 million minus thanks R*, GTA 5 will be a bargin bin purchase for me.

After the borefest and dissapointment that was GTA4 and Max Payne 3, I dont think I can ever buy another R* game on day one.

The only thing that gives me some faith in R* is RDR which is the most awesom game that I have played this gen.
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dboyc310  +   1003d ago
It will reach it. But not faster than COD. COD is this Gens GTA in the thought that mindless young teens rush out to buy it.
raWfodog  +   1003d ago
Yeah, but it took almost three years for GTA IV to reach 20 million

They really are optimistic.
IronFistChinMi  +   1003d ago
GTAV will be released to a much larger install base, so it can be done.
raWfodog  +   1003d ago
It's interesting to note that Take Two is only projecting 15-17 million sold by the end of the March 2014. It's Pachter who's expecting 20 million.

Not saying it can't happen but I'm skeptical.
dasbeer88  +   1003d ago
Don't forget the long list of controversies after GTA V comes out in stores. Modern police are going to be VERY busy months afterwards.
PockyKing  +   1003d ago
I don't think so. It's popular, but with the way most games have been selling lately, I think they should be expecting a little less than that.
Crazyglues  +   1003d ago
@ PockyKing

I would agree with you, but I think they look at GTA V as recession proof like CALL OF DUTY which seems to sell it's numbers no matter what.. Black-Ops is over 22 million copies sold..

I think R* is kind of the same when it comes to GTA it's one of those franchise that just does it's numbers no matter what, it's just one of those games people just buy..

So 20 million it is indeed possible...

And if they do a PC and PS4 version I would change that possible
-to more like, "OH HELL YEAH...! " they will do 20 mil..

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sprinterboy  +   1003d ago
agree with 20 Million sold but not in the first 6 Months
famoussasjohn  +   1003d ago
I'd say it's possible, GTA 4 sold 6 million in a week and went on to sell 25 million all together.
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Crazyglues  +   1003d ago
@ sprinterboy

yeah not in the first 6 months didn't mean to imply that like the article is saying, I just meant I do think it's going to do 20 million copies sold..

The game is going to be huge that's for sure... Especially when you consider this one looks really amazing..

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PockyKing  +   1003d ago
Yea should made mention of not in the first 6 months haha. In its lifetime, I'm sure it will reach 20 Mil easy. Just not that fast.
Salooh  +   1003d ago
Except we get better games from rockstar not worst like call of duty..
raWfodog  +   1003d ago
Actually, Take Two is only expecting 15-17 million by March 2014. Pachter is the one saying 20 million.
vishmarx  +   1003d ago
stage88  +   1003d ago
Wow that is quite a lot. Would love to see that happen but in 6 months, I really don't know.
MilkMan  +   1003d ago
Get ready for, "lower than sales projections" Type articles. Then the "we are laying off everyone and their mother" articles followed by "if we couldn't sell 25 million copies in 1 hour, then the industry is in the verge of collapse" articles.
coolmast3r  +   1003d ago
well, this game totally deserves it.
perdie  +   1003d ago
I don't know how you could say any game deserves anything before it is even released. Yeah the game looks great but there may be stuff wrong with it we haven't seen..
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1003d ago
Probably a LOT of bugs for one. Seeing as how huge the open world is. But I could be wrong. In fact I hope I'm wrong.
coolmast3r  +   1003d ago
It's Grand Theft Auto, boy. And it seems you don't even know a thing about this series and it's creators.
perdie  +   1002d ago
@coolmast3r I know plenty about Grand Theft Auto and Rockstar, but even I'm that naive enough to assume something will be good based solely on the reputation of a game and it's developer. All developer have good games and bad games.

I by no means am expecting this to be a bad game, but I'm also not putting it so high in expectations that anything less will be disappointing. Game Developing is not an easy business.
bumnut  +   1003d ago
Thats why 4 sold in huge numbers, it sold on hype when it actually turned out to be a mediocre game. The internet was full of 10/10 reviews when it was a 7 max.

Im waiting on the honest reviews to come in before deciding if I will buy it or not.
bluetoto  +   1003d ago
EXACTLY! After the borefest of 4 many fans aren't just going to blindly throw money at R*.

I'll rent first and make up my own mind rather than fall for all the hype and hoopla again.
Jek_Porkins  +   1003d ago
Well if they are expecting that many sales in such a short time they might end up a little disappointed, I mean new consoles are right after the release on GTA5, so they might find all of those sales a bit tough. I could still see it hit 10-15 million in that time though.
xamtheking  +   1003d ago
I think they'll hit 20 million in six months if they add PC sales
MasterCornholio  +   1003d ago
With the massive budget they have to sell a ton of copies in order to obtain a profit.

I hope the game ends up being amazing because i love these types of open world games even though GTAIV wasnt as good as i hoped it would be.

Loved the crazy physics engine though.


Like GTA sells that much on PC to begin with. Just compare the sales of the PC version of GTAIV to the console versions.
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faizanali  +   1003d ago
What? You do realize the majority PC gamers buy the game digitally, and digital sales aren't accumulated.

MasterD919  +   1003d ago
Could have happened already if it was released as originally planned!
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isyourhouseonfire  +   1003d ago
20 million is low-balling it. The GTV franchise has become the standard in gaming and is the one game that will all gamers will budget for.
xamtheking  +   1003d ago
Don't forget about Watch Dogs. That's probably gonna be its biggest threat.
Edit: Whoops.
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Psychotica  +   1003d ago
I think Watch Dogs will be more of threat than Saints Row 4..
raWfodog  +   1003d ago
But it took GTA IV three years to almost reach 20 million sold

Do you really think GTA V will do it in 6 months? I'm doubtful.
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faizanali  +   1003d ago
GTA V is gonna be the GOTY, GOTG, GOTD and the GOAT.
And this is coming from a PC only gamer, I love the GTA series, been playing it since Vice City.
TheOneEyedHound  +   1003d ago
I won't be buying it, I lost intrest.

In these depressing games.
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Swiggins  +   1003d ago
Why Dr. Strangelove? Is it because of the Bomb? Don't be sad.
bub16  +   1003d ago

if not someone shoot me now! :(
akaFullMetal  +   1003d ago
I found GTA4 pretty boring and didn't finish it, and that game got 10's everywhere. I'll wait a bit and see if this game is actually good.
Roper316  +   1003d ago
I feel the same way after GTA IV and will wait and see. I also want to see if they are doing more timed DLC like IV which will automatically make it a bargain bin buy for me.
seanpitt23  +   1003d ago
Well iam going to be one of those 20m
It's very achievable,

But I don't know why they decided to release it so close to the ps4 release date.
KillrateOmega  +   1003d ago
20 Million In 6 Months?
I don't know. It might get close to that, but 20 million in 6 months is a lot...
PygmelionHunter  +   1003d ago
Unless they change the tittle to Grand Theft Mario 5, this is quite unlikely. Game sales have been decreasing as of lately on all platforms, so I think 6 months is to big a goal for this game.
Rampaged Death  +   1003d ago
It will be the biggest selling game this generation.
Gamer-Z  +   1003d ago
I personally don't like GTA games they tend to get boring very quickly, most of the time i'm not even doing missions i'm just running around blowing stuff up and doing crazy stunts with vehicles.
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plaZeHD  +   1003d ago
Hardly think so. There is Call Of Duty, new consoles, lots, lots and lots of games coming out.
mediate-this  +   1002d ago
Gta V will release and you will have people on this site complaining like they did with gta 4.

I personally think gta 5 will decline in sales, since gat 4 released the types of games are different. this is what I think its not a attack. I could very well be wrong.
Enemy  +   1002d ago
Considering they're probably going to spend more than the games' budget on marketing alone, I don't doubt it.

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