Submitted by Prcko 689d ago | news

Grand Theft Auto V Could Topple Call of Duty: Black Ops Record

Grand Theft Auto V has the potential to be the biggest launch of the generation, GfK Chart-Track says. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Wizziokid  +   689d ago
i hope so, it's a sad state of the gaming generation with have when such a stale, un-imaginative game breaks records and the true masterpiece games don't.
Derekvinyard13  +   689d ago
Agree, very sad
TheGrimOfDeath  +   688d ago
Don't be too sad, at least some great games were achievements such as The Last Of Us.
ufo8mycat  +   688d ago
This pretty much sums up whats wrong with gaming :(
darx  +   689d ago
It won't
MeKissGaben   689d ago | Spam
The_Infected  +   689d ago
It deserves to I'll put it that way. Rockstart actually puts amazing effort into their games unlike CoD Developers.
Derekvinyard13  +   689d ago
Couldn't have said it better.
cr33ping_death  +   689d ago
ill be doing my part.... ill be buying this for my PS3 and getting Battlefield 4 for my PS4 :)
Snookies12  +   689d ago
Definitely buying GTAV on launch day.
Soupaman66  +   689d ago
In my opinion, sales don't really matter. it doesn't change the game or the consumer. as long as I like the game, I'm not going to worry about how many people have similar tastes. gtav will not be a disappointment no matter if the figures surpass or not. I don't like comparing games on whats better. you cant really give a grade on a vision a group of people have as if there's a template.I'm planning on getting gtav though.However I'm not concerned with thinking a game is going to be better than another by sales.
MeKissGaben   689d ago | Spam
brodychet  +   688d ago
It actually does matter on how many sales go to which game. For example; Cod gets massive amounts of sales, copies and pastes the same game every year BECAUSE they keep selling, with little to no motivation to change their formula.

On the other hand, games like The Last of Us need (and deserve) as much recognition as possible to continue doing what they love (which is bringing in innovative minds/ideas to make gaming better, and to SET THE BAR higher so that in the future gamers like us will be able to play amazing things. This is our investment into the future of gaming. I know you feel like a single opinion or boycotted sale won't matter, but it does.
Soupaman66  +   687d ago
I'm not saying its something that should be disregarded all the time, but its not something we as consumer should focus on. There are already people with jobs for that. There is managing money, marketing, etc. Its not our responsibility or place to get all worked up over how many sales are made. Look at what happens before, cod fans would give the excuse "our game is better because it sells more". a good game doesn't mean it has to sell well. Sure it deserves it, but this is life. Things happen. Having us complaining and talking about sales is imitation and thinking its doing anything is insanity. Honestly the only thing we as consumers make a difference is with our wallet and our voice, but we need to redirect our voice to the companies instead of ourselves.
RE_L_MAYER  +   689d ago
I cant believe I was that person who bought black ops....shame on me for being so stupid
Wagz22  +   689d ago
I think most of us are guilty of buying one of the same reiterations of call of duty 4.
MrTrololo  +   689d ago
Hope it will since GTA games takes around every 3-5 year to released with a lot of fresh content whereby COD is yearly released with the same repetitive gameplay + outdated graphic
Modestmex  +   689d ago
Man i don't own consoles but i might buy a ps3 just for gta5. I don't want to wait for a PC version!! ill get rid of it once its available on PC.
TryMe  +   688d ago
Just for GTA V?

There are a shitload of great exclusives like The Last of Us, the uncharted series, and so on that deserve your time as well.
Modestmex  +   688d ago
I have a bunch of games to play on PC thanks to steam im busy with those as is.
The_Truth_24_7  +   689d ago
Glad to know I will be doing my part. I've already started recruiting my COD friends to buy this game and have shown them the latest Gameplay video. I got about 5-6 stoked about it and will be getting it day 1 :)

Rockstar deserves every penny. because this is what motivates them. To see fans and gamers all alike recognize the greatness of a game.
Red_Devilz  +   689d ago
May not be until they announce next-gen and PC versions
_-EDMIX-_  +   688d ago
What? Of course it will. The later GTA games have sold AMAZING! GTASA sold 18 million units ON PS2 ALONE! It lifetime sales rested at 27 million (18 of which JUST ON PS2)

This would be the first time a GTA game has released ON 2 PLATFORMS WITH LARGE INSTALL BASES! This game will out do COD....EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTAIV sold 17 million on both the PS3 and 360 (to a lessor PC)

as of 2012...it sold 25 million units. Why is this a big deal?

Though they are not GTASA numbers...this was in 2009, 2010 that it was around 19 to 20 million! DURING THE PS3 and 360 LOW INSTALL BASE!

We have over 150 million consoles out and a GTA that is being called....THE TRUE GTA OF THIS GEN! Yes, yes and YES! It will outsell COD. Does COD sell well? Yes...yes it does, GTA's sell better longer.

Its pretty damn easy to call GTAV selling over 30 million in its lifetime, sorry to say COD won't do such a number.

I'm calling it, GTAV to sell better.
Plagasx  +   688d ago
I truly hope it does. CoD needs to die and fast.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

The 5 Best Video Game Prologues

11m ago - Writers often harp on about the importance of the first ten pages of a book or screenplay. You on... | PS2

King’s Quest – “Music With Character” Trailer

12m ago - Take a listen behind the scenes at the sounds of King’s Quest. | PC

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post

Masterpiece or Awful? 10 Video Game Movies That Are Worth Watching

12m ago - Warcraft Movie's release date is once again delayed to June 10th, 2016. As the movie adapted from... | PC

Top 5 Video Game Releases - June 2015 (Releases)

35m ago - From Releases: "May provided us with games that'll keep us busy throughout June and into summer..... | PC

New Free Content Announced for Puzzle & Dragons Z: Super Mario Edition

35m ago - During this morning's micro Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced some information reg... | 3DS