By now you must know that GTA V is headed for a November 18th release on next-gen consoles but how will it sell?
GTA and flop do not belong in the same sentence. This game will definitely sell a decent amount for some us of starved PS4 and Xbox1 owners.
There's a lot on the plate for November. No one needs to starve.
Of course not, but I guess define "flop?" Will it sell even half as well as it did last November, no, but outside of COD and Halo, GTA carries a lot of "mainstream" weight for a lot of dads and moms buying Christmas gifts. They'll have no idea that's a remaster but recognize the GTA title, much like a Mario are COD game, and know that their kid(s) probably will want it. I can almost guarantee GTA will be the 2nd or 3rd highest selling game of November.
It can't flop if there's relatively no hype. GTA5 is a top 10 game of last gen and I have no intentions of playing the remaster.
Even though it is one of my favourite franchises I deliberately avoided GTA V when it was released last year because I strongly suspected there would be a next-gen version. I waited and I was right! The new-gen trailer looks phenomenal and the fact that the footage was taken directly from the PlayStation 4 edition reassures me about the quality and the graphical leap from last-gen. The Last of Us Remastered demonstrated that a HD remake that is more than just an up-res, and done right will sell. Of course GTA V wont match last-gen sales figures because the install base of PS4 and of course XBO is smaller, but it will still probably be one of the best selling new-gen games of November.
I just checked and it is not April 1st. This will not flop.
Guaranteed it will sell more than the Last of Us Remastered, probably not the Master Chief Collection though. Definitely won't be a flop.
@skull It will sell more on Ps4 alone, than Mcc on Xbox.
when you think about it is GTAV really a remaster ? if thats the case is COD Advanced Warfare a remaster as its on last gen as well. just look at Minecraft that game is on every console imaginable and its still selling well on next gen. i doubt they would release it in a busy month especially with a game like COD if they thought it would flop. if you think GTAV is going to flop on next gen then your just stupid. if it was ever going to flop it was back before 2 months before next gen releases and it still managed to sell 34 million. GTA V next gen will sell well until the next GTA game is released.
GTA V has been out for a year on last gen. Advanced Warfare is a simultaneous release on all platforms. Not comparable IMO.
I sold my PS3 and games before GTAV came out so I've been holding out for a next gen version.
GTA is always one of the highest selling games on whatever platform it releases on. GTA will never, ever flop. One of the biggest and most successful franchises in gaming history.
people said the same about Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk and Medal of Honor way back. Titans can always fall if you get a man's drift. Though Rockstar is good about spacing out releases to keep people from getting franchise fatigue.
"Rockstar is good about spacing out releases to keep people from getting franchise fatigue." there, you have your answer!
I held off on playing this because I figure it would be next gen. This game will sell millions. Under what circumstances would millions of sells be considered a flop?
LOL WUT. Significant improvements plus $1 million in in game money included will make this one of the biggest sellers of 14.
Its a great game and I for one am excited to play through it all again in my ps4, I really dont think it has a chance of flopping.
TBH, I would like a port of RDR or Bully instead
Would be cool if they bring RDR remastered with RDR2 if it came out next year. But GTA V is great to kill time before that.......
This game might be one of the top grossing current gen game this year when it is all said and done. No chance it will flop...as it will score great and people from last gen might be looking to trade in their x360/ps3 version to upgrade. But I will be waiting for the PC version though. mod baby!!
GTA on current gen systems within their first year. Does it sound like its going to flop? Will Oprah ever go broke? The answer is no.
Believe me, they can sell ten more millions units on this gen consoles and pc.
How's that even possible? The core gameplay ain't gonna change and the improved graphics and FPS are only gonna make it better!
Can't believe more than one site actually proposed this question.
You have seen the combined sales of the series? I know it may seem hard to think that after already having what 25 million copies sold they wouldn't be able to shift any more. All I'm saying is don't bet on it, this game will get to number no shadow of a doubt. Regardless I'll be buying it again. Not even finished the campaign on the last one (got about 10-15 missions left) but I'll get there other things have jumped up the queue (games that I can sell once I've finished, GTA isn't one of these games it's a keeper for sure) and as it's that good I have absolutely buying this new edition let's face it from everything shown so far and the article the other day from behind closed doors. This is by no means a lazy port and I'll have no problems going through the first half of this again and putting the time in it deserves. Rockstar don't make turds. Even Table tennis was epic.
25? Last official sales numbers were 33 million copies sold.
No because both PS4's and X1's library aren't great especially with Destiny being a disappointment, GTAV will sell well. This gen however still feels like it's just about remastering last gen games. I hope this changes.
It could flop. There is a lot of games out in November so people will have to pick and choose which games they buy. List of games in October/November: Lord of the Fallen - 31st Oct Sunset Overdrive - 31st Oct CoD Advanced Warfare - 4th Nov The Crew - 11th Nov AC Unity - 13th Nov Halo MCC - 14th Nov Far Cry 4 - 18th Nov GTAV - 18th Nov Dragon Age Inquisition - 21st Nov LittleBigPlanet 3 - 21st Nov Project Cars - 21st Nov These are the main games that I actually know about. All of them on or around GTAV remastered release date. So you're telling me that some game sales won't suffer?
only game on that list that will rival GTA is COD. also Halo is a remaster as well so will that flop as well ? i Wouldn't be surprised if GTA is the biggest selling next gen game so far especially after that turd game Watch Dogs people are ready to replay GTAV. it will sell 2 million minimum in the first week. you can quote me on that.
I agree. GTA will sell very well, but I don't know how many people will want to pay full price for the same game twice and GTA sold a hell of a lot the first time around. Not with so many new games comming out. It's not like The Last Of Us when a lot of people didn't play it lasg gen because they where on Xbox. GTA5 will sell a lot more on PC, but new gen consoles it will just be OK.
Don't get the need to bait so much, you could put GTAV in the title and it'll get clicks anyway. The game least likely to flop on the planet is the game the author poses the question about.
If no deals are made at retail it could sell like mad again especially since it comes with more than the previous game . I say it sale numbers will match the consoles out for it . But flopping no chance in hell not a GTA titles.
even if it sells just 200 copies the overall game has sold 34 million copies. how is 34 million copies a flop ? they made all their money back on GTA V on preorders alone on release day. any extra sales is a bonus.
The real question is will it flop on the pc? The pc gets it like 1+ year later than everything else.
How can it flop when it is the same game as the fastest selling game ever?? That doesn't make any sense. If it sells 100 copies and that's it, it would still have sold 34,000,400 copies.
It's GTA. It will sell.
I skip it this year because November is so packed with Games like COD, Halo, PES 15, Project Cars, Far Cry 4 etc. Who is going to Play all this? By the Screenshot it looks remarkable but they still don't talk about Heist or Story DLC so this is basically a cash grab and not a fan service. And as a PC Gamer I would feel shitted on.
Define flop... This is an interesting situation. Compared to other recent remasters, gtav already has a much larger install base. With TLOU and Tomb Raider, there were a lot if folks playing for the first time. With gtav most current gen owners have likely already played. So the question is, will people buy it twice? While I do want to experience the online with more players and bug free, I feel no need to play the single player again. With so many new games coming out, I won't have the $ to spend on this rerelease. I think it will sell a few million copies, but won't have the attach rate of the last gen version. But that isn't a flop.
Not having a go here mate. But or course it won't have the attach rate of the PS3/360. Considering the PS3 version almost sold 18 million and the 360 selling just over 14 million (according to lolchartz). The PS4 and Xbox One only have a little over 15million console sales between them. PC will sell a few million but not enough to get anywhere near the 360/ps3 sales.
this game will do ok, regardless. if the games between now and november aren't all that great, then this game will do better. if those games are good, then the people that have already played it might not bother with it for the time being, but it will still sell pretty well.
They'll sell more than the PC version.
Sadly I think this is true. Since you will have some PC players deciding to illegally download it instead.
Wont flop but I will be getting the pc version though.
Yer this will totally flop. I mean it is only GTA who whats that? It is only one of last years best games made bigger and better and also looking nicer. This will flop and Rockstar will be forced to close it's doors. /s
Flop? No way......impossible! I know for me personally I can only talk myself into it at launch if there is a good trade in deal to upgrade to ps4 version. Although out of all the remasters this seems to be the most deserving of my money. It looks great. With so much coming out October and November I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a little time to gain momentum. I told myself I can only buy 3. With Christmas and everything it's hard, but as of right now it's going to be bayonetta 2, cod aw, (because I ran out of decent shooters), and super smash bros. I know I won't regret those 3. Really want alien isolation tho, and the evil within. Damn it's gonna be hard to choose, but as of right now gta is 5th or 6th in line and I don't see the top 3 losing their spot
Lol. Yeah, one of the most successful games ever will flop. I wouldn't bet on more than 2-4 million, but I'm guessing Rock star knows this.
The money is going to keep rolling in. I don't think Rockstar are anywhere near worried about it becoming a flop.
I traded in my PS3 copy for the PS4 version and I'm sure there will be others like me who want to experience GTAV on current gen with better graphics etc.
Has GTA EVER flopped? ... Click bait.
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