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GTA V Could Sell As Many As 24 Million Units, says Analyst

GTA V has still yet to be announced officially by Rockstar and Take-Two, but it's only a matter of time. It's highly likely that the game will be a big part of Take-Two's fiscal 2013, meaning that it will ship sometime after April 2012. Gamers have been eagerly awaiting the next installment, and given Rockstar's pedigree, the quality should be there to help fuel big sales. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360)

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donniebaseball  +   1646d ago
Makes sense. People are hungry for a new GTA. I could even see it doing more than 24 mil over its entire lifetime.
ilikegam3s  +   1646d ago
Yeah I know right.

Thats why heeeaaaaps of people got RDR as well, cos its the closest in terms of gameplay etc to GTA.

subtenko  +   1646d ago
Of course if it was a ps3 exclusive they could put more in the game and do more with it. This is why R* is making Agent a ps3 exclusive because they wanna do what gta on ps2 did for gaming.

Agree or Disagree if you Agree
peowpeow  +   1646d ago
Of course if it was PC exclusive they could trump whatever vision you had for it as a PS3 exclusive..

No use talking like that
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subtenko  +   1646d ago
@peowpeow Im talking about home entertainment consoles, of course it would be epic if they made a pc exclusive but in todays society are pc gamers the majority now? With that said, how many home console exclusives are there compared to pc exclusives? More than pc exclusives, this is why its a shame if you dont have both :)

I would have loved to play games like Penumbra and amnesia on the ps3, but I had to play them on pc cause they were pc exclusives. Glad I can do both B-)

note: gta is not exclusive to anyone right now Im aware. Agent is though, and again, we cant get it on PC, so we have to buy it on PS3 when it comes out.

Agree or Disagree if you Agree
FENDR  +   1646d ago
if it was a pc exclusive no one would buy it but neanderthals seriously who wants to play with a keyboard and mouse?
newleaf  +   1646d ago
Agent? PS3 exclusive? You still believe in that? Lol
FaulkinPunch  +   1645d ago
@newleaf Halo4 is gonna be on ps3 ;0
beavis4play  +   1646d ago
yea, i'm hungry - but skeptical as well. i will NOT be buying it on release after the disappointment of GTA4. it'll be difficult, but i'll be waiting a while after it's release before i buy. i only had #4 about 6 weeks before trading it off.
just my opinion guys - i'm not saying everyone should feel the same way.
i wish they'd do a HD upgrade of vice city - i'd LOVE to go back again.
Micro_Sony  +   1646d ago
Have to agree with you on that. I remember being so hype about this game even waited in a line of about 100 people and finally got home pop it in.....ok looks interesting cell rings...ok... meets guy on steroids...ok...plays 3 mission...cell rings...plays 4 mission...cell rings...missions start to get repetitive...cell ring...f$#k it and pop back in Saints Row 1.

I even called my GF over and she was laughing her self to death because she could not get why I was making a big fuss about this game.
Persistantthug  +   1646d ago
I wasn't disappointed at all with GTA4. It was my first GTA since the 2D versions and I had a blast.
As a matter of fact, GTA4 is in my PS3 right now because the Online portion (GTA RACING mode) has given me the most play time this generation.

Recently, I bought and completed the expansions Episodes on sale from Amazon, courtesy of N4G's prize contest winnings.....Thank you CAT :)

To me, I think the Meta rating of 98 might be a slight bit high, but the game is definitely a 90'ish game....GTA 4 is Greatness to me

When I play GTA4, No other Game captures the "moving breathing living" city like this game. It's like the game is alive.

Needless to say, When GTA 5 comes out, me and my PS3 are there. :)
StarWolf  +   1646d ago
doubt it. GTA4 was a letdown for many after the whole 10/10 reviews . It was alright but nothing special
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blind-reaper  +   1646d ago
GTA4 was a letdown for many, but the game it is called Grand Theft Auto, so no matter what it will sell tons.
blumatt  +   1646d ago
Make GTA 5 Fun & Use All 50GB of Bluray
I don't care if it sells but 100,000 copies. I just hope it's fun like San Andreas. And on a side note, I hope they use all 50GB of the bluray disc. Theres no reason why they can't. Other consoles can just use multiple discs. More content = More reason to buy. (At least that's the way I see it.)

So, to review, I want the fun factor back as well as 50GB worth of content ON THE DISC. No more paid dlc released later. I want it all for the $60 I spend up front. That's a lot of money as it is.

And bring back all the cool side missions, easter eggs, and over-the-top silly things that GTA used to have. I want to the RPG elements that were taken out back in GTA 5, like where you could have relationships, lift weights and it affected your stamina (running), etc. And a big mountain so I can jump off from it in a car like I used to in San Andreas.

Or better yet, just use San Andreas as the city again and update everything and add more features, missions, etc.
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Pandamobile  +   1646d ago
No game should use more than 20 GB of data unless it's got hours of pre-rendered cut-scenes.
kaveti6616  +   1646d ago
It's so easy to make baseless claims. GTA4 was a letdown for you, and even me. But how can anyone claim that it was a letdown for many? Many as in what? Most? Where did you get your facts? A poll on the internet?
SephirothX21  +   1646d ago
I agree because it was the best game I played this gen. That's because I just love sandbox games and GTA games.
smt30  +   1646d ago
I agree. GTA IV for me and most gamers was great, for a few - especially those who had IV as their first GTA probably aren't all that excited for V.

It'll still sell really well, but I doubt V still has that "OMGGRANDTHEFTAUTO" hype the same way San Andreas and IV had.
Burning_Finger  +   1646d ago
IDK, Saints Row III is right around the corner.
WetN00dle69  +   1646d ago
Yeah i cant wait for Saints Row the Third!
BUT come on, this is GTA. The name alone sells itself.
Micro_Sony  +   1646d ago


Wash your car but watch out for the Italian mob

Walk your dog down the street but watch out for the Russian mob

Go pick your mail up but watch out for the Irish mob

Pick up you cousin and take him to the movies but watch out for the Asian mob

Dont forget your cell phone.
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peowpeow  +   1646d ago
I liked that it sort of resembled the old GTA fun-as-heck gameplay, but atm I can't get excited for it, feel they are trying too hard for over the top gameplay
Dan50  +   1646d ago
SR3 is going to be a BLAST!!!!!
ChiVoLok0  +   1646d ago
Like to see it go head to head with Modern Warfare 4 just to see how bad GTA 5 wins
ikkokucrisis  +   1646d ago
GTA Series has to step up their game, after playing other open sandbox games like Infamous and Just Cause 2, having just another theme (Miami, San Andreas, etc) for their series is not gonna cut it.

They have to get their frames rate higher and their combat engine more robust (for the love of god, no auto-aim please).
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EmperorDalek  +   1646d ago
You can turn auto-aim off.
damnyouretall  +   1646d ago
as far as fun,, san andreas had gta4 whipped. sr3 acually looks like it captures some of that fun factor so its a purchase for me. i guess id still buy a new gta just to check it out and form my own opinion though. but the fun i had with gta4 was brief
WetN00dle69  +   1646d ago
Yeah, San Andreas was great! It was the last best GTA Rockstar had released.
josephayal  +   1646d ago
PS Vita version plz in 1080p+
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Moragami  +   1646d ago
Only way I'll get this one is if they get rid of the friend with a phone feature. I need confirmation that there is an end to the constant phone calls from losers who want to play darts, pool, etc.
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1646d ago
yup I agree. Thats why I stopped playing it even though I thought it was an impressive game for its time.

It really made me hate it even more when Romans approval rating of me went down because I told him I wouldnt go do some stupid crap with him, RIGHT after I had done a mission to save him.

They need to replace that crap with some of the cool character upgrade stuff that was in San Andreas. I also liked the territories too.

but other than that I liked most of Gta 4, I thought that bank robbing mission was really cool too.
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TyrionL  +   1645d ago
Man that is the biggest complaint I ever hear about this game. The phone calls every 5 minutes. You do know you can TURN IT OFF. Just turn the damn phone off and you won’t have to complain about it anymore. Am I the only one that found that option? You can turn the phone off, it's not a legitimate complaint when you don't have to have it on, it does not have to ruin the game for you. One more time, YOU CAN TURN THE PHONE OFF.
Moragami  +   1644d ago
WHICH TURNS STORY MODE OFF!!! I want to play the campaign without all the invites for games of darts, dinner, drinks, pool, bowling, it never ends.
Sarobi  +   1646d ago
I'd buy a new GTA game in a heartbeat. Sure GTA IV wasn't as good as the others, but i still enjoyed it nonetheless
Bolts  +   1646d ago
Don't even bother with GTA 5 unless it's the nextgen or looks as good as the PC mods.
Moragami  +   1644d ago
Yup, if it isn't running on the X720 or PC, it's going to be disappointing.
Modestmex  +   1646d ago
if it's anything like GTA 4 then no thanks freaking game was boring.
GoldPS3  +   1646d ago
The reason GTA4 sucked for most people is because it was dumb down thanks to DVD format. If it was PS3 exclusive like it supposed to be, then maybe it would have been a little better. Sony didn't make bluray for nothing. They knew games like GTA would need a bigger disc storage. That's why we won't see GTA5 this gen. Rockstar is waiting for the next xbox to have bluray or other alternative disc storage. Really who wants to play a 5+ disc game? Not me. Just so you 360 fans know, I'm not picking on the 360. I'm talking about the format it uses. Bluray is the future for gaming now.
Imalwaysright  +   1646d ago
Yeah yeah... Skyrim!! Maybe Bethesda should show Rockstar some compression techniques because Rockstar seems clueless in that department... BTW GTAIV sucked because Rockstar wanted their game to be more realistic (lol) and by doing so they sucked all the fun from it.
iamgoatman  +   1646d ago
"If it was PS3 exclusive like it supposed to be"

Since when has GTA ever been exclusive to a Sony platform?

Quit with this bullsh*t argument that somehow disc space automatically makes a game better, especially in the case of GTA 4 where it's failings lay solely in poor game design and not because of any technical limitations.
vyke3  +   1646d ago
actually Rockstar said that themselves...
TyrionL  +   1645d ago
@ vyke3
I wonder why it looked and ran better on the 360? If you would have read the whole article you would have seen where he went on to say:
“He continued, "To be honest with you we haven't solved all those riddles yet." The difficulties aren't limited to working on Microsoft's box, as Houser explains that "both have enormous challenges" and that "both have their own particular pleasures and pains".”

See that’s what happens when you have your fanboy blinders on. You miss the fine print were it says your console of choice also has it's debilitating factors. There are also areas where your precious PS3 held the game back as well. Once again GTA4 ran and looked better on the 360, and that is a big reason it gets so much hate on this site particularly.
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jackoffjim  +   1646d ago
It's been about 7 years and nothing has come close to the games sold of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
wenaldy  +   1646d ago
As long as the game has San Andreas and Vice City vibe, might buy it.. GTA IV was a letdown for me...FOR ME..
RyuCloudStrife  +   1646d ago
as it stands right now it COULD sell 100 million or 1 billion. What now, huh?
gypsygib  +   1646d ago
I love GTA games (yes, IV too), every time they release it feels like gamer Christmas.
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Chrono  +   1646d ago
I love all GTA's from III to IV, no exceptions. Definitely getting a copy of GTA V.
ps3deo  +   1645d ago
i typed in and apparently its an official fan site for gta v or something. they have information up on the game.

i think GTA V will do more than 24 million units. its a huge series, and gamers are looking for something different instead of the tired call of duty year after year.
GTRrocker  +   1645d ago
I won't be buying it unless they go back to what made the series fun in the beginning. The different icons you could pick up for mini games like going on a rampage with a rocket launcher in a given time period is one example.

GTA Vice City and San Andreas were so much fun to pick up and play. GTA 4 had boring characters and an uninteresting plot. The only fun part was having shoot outs with the police. Other than that, GTA 4 really held no interest for me. Rockstar's online also really needs to be improved.
ps3deo  +   1645d ago
I agree. GTA IV was not as good as previous titles and I became bored with the game immediately. It was a let down and since I dish out $60 to buy it I had to force myself to complete the game which I didn't want to do as every mission was repetitive and uninteresting.
sovietsoldier  +   1645d ago
that seems like a low number.
ps3deo  +   1645d ago
i believe GTA IV has sold over 20 million to date, though no exact number has been released. That is the same as what COD has been doing. Those are huge numbers. COD and GTA are the only two games that pulls those numbers consistently.

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