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Submitted by h0stile 221d ago | opinion piece

How much is GTA V selling?

The gaming press is reporting that GTA V is the most expensive game ever made, with a marketing and development budget of around £170 million (or $265 million). The source is a Scottish newspaper called The Scotsman. There’s no way this information could be verified, but given the big budgets we’ve heard of lately, this is entirely possible.

The first questions that come to mind when you read this are something along the line of exactly how many units they intend to sell and how much money they are going to make this year. Lots of it, sure, but still let's see how much. (Grand Theft Auto V, Industry)

Stuart5756  +   222d ago
Here's my sales forecast:

Effin millions.
ArchangelMike  +   222d ago
I tell you one thing, they got my money already :)
Hydrolex  +   221d ago
they are going to double or triple their money for sure !
YNWA96  +   221d ago
Yeah I was sold right away... On the big box collectors too.... Wonder how many of those there was....
3-4-5  +   221d ago
15-20 million within the first 1.5 years.

Another 5-10 million after the fact over the next 2-4 years after that.
b163o1  +   221d ago
Dude they've spent 260million on this game, if you figure at 59.99 times 6million equal 359 million and a decent amount of change. You already know GTA is gonna sell 6million easy, so there gonna make there money back easily. Question is how much? 59 times 20mil is 1.2 billion, that's a lot of money for a video game R*
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Truth  +   221d ago
@b163o1

Yeah, but Rockstar doesn't make $59.99 for every game sold. Some have speculated they'd at least have to sell 9 million or more to break even. No matter, they'll smash that in the first 6-8 months IMO. This game is going to destroy records, you can quote me. I bought the collectors edition and I am counting down in agony until my GameStop midnight release. Luckily for me I took the 17th off.
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Dan_scruggs  +   221d ago
I'm guessing about 17 million. Maybe 20 if it as awesome as I hope it is.
Koyes  +   221d ago
Gta IV has sold more than 22.5 million units. Gta V will top it, with the console base being double that than of when the time Gta IV released
Psychotica  +   221d ago
R* doesn't get $60 per copy, part of that goes to the stores that sell it. I am not sure what percentage R* actually gets.
h0stile  +   221d ago
The article is updated to clarify that I was calculating the entire revenue generated.
Prcko  +   221d ago
$2.5 billion one year from now
jesus christ :OO
AJ Hartley  +   221d ago
50 million if they release on pc , ps4 and xbone.
Dirkster_Dude  +   221d ago
Reading the article they will sell 1.4 billion US dollars in the first 3 months. I guess they expect the game will be successful. I certainly don't disagree with them.
retrofly  +   221d ago
Whoa, is the whole basis of his final figures on the Rockstar taking 100% of the profits fromt he sale?

Fail!
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h0stile  +   221d ago
No, I updated the article. This is the entire revenue generated by selling the game and everything else around it, not what's Rockstar getting. It's still a huge number.
FogKnight22  +   221d ago
GTA IV was breaking records when it released so I have no doubt that GTA V will be sold much more than its predecessor.

I can already predict that I will see GTA V in Guinness World Records *thumb up*
Zancruz  +   221d ago
Grand Thief Auto is one of the few games that can outsell Call Of Duty and I'm betting GTA5 will.... I'm buying the Special Edition and IF it comes out on Next Gen I'll buy it again.
tachy0n  +   221d ago
im buying both physical and retail versions of this game when it comes for the PC to truly enjoy the most out of it and MODS MODS MODS MODS!!!

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