Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter wrote a research report relating to Take-Two financial results, in which he revealed that an Xbox One and PS 4 release of GTA 5 will not be as popular as the Xbox 360 and PS 3 versions.
"in which he revealed that an Xbox One and PS 4 release of GTA 5 will not be as popular as the Xbox 360 and PS 3 versions" Well duh.... last gen has a much bigger install base than current gen. He actually gets paid to say things like that? I wish i had his job.
There's aboot 160m PS3/360s, compared to ~10m PS4/Ones. They should expect at most 1/16th of the sales, but considering the fact "next-gen" haven't really started yet(still waiting for first truly next generation title), should be much nothing below Call of the Same: Ghosts which leeched 1.6m 70$ piles from wallets. GTA 5 is obvious next-gen contender. 1.5-2m isn't that low. Could top PS4/One lists if released now.
So this guy is saying that 32 million copies wont be sold in 4 months? Damn.... /s
State the obvious. Smaller install base means less sales.
They'll get my business. I skipped the old gen version with the hope that a next-gen release would happen.
If it were to release in 2 months, Im willing to bet it would sell at least 1 mil on both consoles. Maybe another 500k-750k on PC. This would be my prediction just for the first couple of weeks. Thats not too bad, let alone an unexpected later release drawing more sales.
Then get your degrees buddy.
Even with a degree and experience, they aren't just handing out jobs like that. I wish they were. ON TOPIC: With a GOTY edition with DLC, the game will sell enough to be very profitable on next-gen and PC. Hell, GTAV was turning profit after day 1, and it was one of, if not the most expensive game ever developed. PC, PS4 and XBOX One versions are a no-brainer. I'd also like to see Dark Souls 2, Batman Arkham Origins and Castlevainia LoS 2 get next gen ports. They're falling into that window of people converting, and may miss some PS360 sales if they don't add next-gen (this-gen... this is confusing) ports.
Lmao only on n4g would people disagree with education. @ guitar. I agree but without out either you have already taken your self completely out of the picture. Not saying you in specific but in general.
I think he's talking about attach rates but I'm not sure. I know that if it came to next gen later this year with carried over mp characters and new DLC or something I would probably pick it up again. I'm also assuming the mp world would hopefully be more populated like the single player world and improved graphics would be nice. I put 100+ hours into it and would definitely replay the single player and play the multiplayer more if they actually had better modes and I'd rather wait for a goty-like next gen version to have a bunch of new things to do then pop in the current version every now and again for small updates like the beach bum pack.
is an amazing game man i cant believe all the details they put whit this old consoles i can't imagine the wonders they'll do whit ps4 I'm 100% sure they'll combine los santos vice city and san andreas in one big game so this tome we'll be able to go to.the airport.get a plane to each city rockstar you guys are gods
They sold about 36 million copies can't remember the exact number. You are not going to get huge figures when there are only about 10 million current gen consoles on the market. If anything they could get a million or 2 out of it and they get experience on the new consoles so their next game will be that much better.
Killzone alone sold over 2 million on PS4. GTA V could get "a million or 2" without trying, especially seeing how fast these consoles are selling.
True. I didn't get GTA V because I am waiting for the PS4 version. If I knew Tomb Raider was doing the same I would have waited.
You don't say, this guy must be a genius of some kind.
Until proven otherwise, i'm going to assume that any article/opinion that uses "GTA" and "Low Earnings" in the same sentence is nonsense. All this franchise does is make money. Even with the lower install base, it will sell like hot-cakes.
Rockstar don't do it.
Any news on a pc version yet that's what I am waiting for know nothing about the game and trying to keep it that way.
I hope R* doesn't hear this and agree with him. If they release this in June, as rumored, the games available for next-gen will still be relatively low. It's an easy way to sell another 10 million or so copies of GTA V.
Well I sure as hell would repay for it... it sold 36 mil, so chances are the folks who have next gen consoles already own it from the previous gen
I don't really even get the point of putting this out on next gen.
So I'm assuming you feel the same about every game that's already gotten a next gen port?
Porting GTA Online to next gen would make sense... Maybe, idk... but I agree that the full package wouldn't sell as much, unless its a game of the year edition that adds much more to the total package
Look at tomb raider that's selling pretty well on ps4 an Xbox
I think the difference is ppl that wanted werent about to wait for next gen. With Tomb Raider more ppl were probably on the fence or waiting for a price drop, next gen probably pushed them over the edge... But im no expert, who knows
Tomb Raider will cost $40 by the end of this month, guaranteed.
It's not meant to have big earnings. It's meant to a) build a fanbase on new systems, and b) get the developers more experienced with the new hardware.
Pachter is kinda an idiot. He sure does yap a lot though.
$10 million (being generous) to port it, another $50 million to market it (most of which could be paid for by MS and/or Sony), and it will probably sell 1.5-2 million copies on each console in the first 6 months. It's a no-brainer, no matter how you cut it, much like Pachter is a no-brainer. :o
It will be the best selling xb1 and ps4 game
maybe on ps4, but titanfall will crush it on xbox1
No, I'm pretty confident it wouldn't.