Nintendo to offer money for GTA V?

Given the fact that there are no news whatsoever that the next Grand Theft Auto will be released on Wii U console, many Nintendo fans should be hoping to see the company striking a deal with Rockstar Games.

If there was an exclusivity deal, Nintendo would have to offer Take Two or Rockstar an amount of money that would be in the same ballpark that Xbox 360 and PS3 sales would rake in, so that won’t happen.

Why would Take Two care about Nintendo making people buy consoles for GTA V? It would be more beneficial financially to rake in sales from 2 consoles and the PC release than release GTA V exclusively.

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NYC_Gamer2264d ago

R* wouldn't do any GTAV exclusive deal since that would cost them profit

Carl_Shocker2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

I know right...they wouldn't do it for Sony and the franchise became big on their consoles

Hell look at AGENT...Sony give them the money to fund L.A Noire, then Rockstar said they would do AGENT as an exclusive instead if they let L.A Noire go multiplatform and no new info has came to light about the game, never mind if it's an exclusive.

If they didn't do it with Sony they won't do with for Nintendo.

iamnsuperman2263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

R* will never do it because Nintendo do not have that kind of money to cover the potential lost sales if it doesn't appear on the 360 or PS3 or PC. Will GTA V make it way to the Wii U? No doubt it will. It makes sense to. Exclusivity? Hell no. It is almost dumb to even think it would. No company has that kind of money

JoNaZ_RG2263d ago

But they could pay for time exclusive. Imagine that guys, that it would release three months before it releases on X360 and PS3. It would be funny and would definitely generate sales on Wii U. lol. But it won't happen.

smashcrashbash2263d ago

Exactly. As if Rockstar would miss out on all the money from the PS3, PC and 360 to drop it on a yet unproven system. Why hope for big sales when you already have them from your fanbase on other systems.

Pushagree2263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

GTA V will not, I repeat, will NOT, come out on a nintendo console. There is simply no market for that type of genre of game. People seem to think that just because nintendo has a big install base, then you have big sales and that is simply not the case. You have to look at who you would be selling it to. Nintendo fanboys can deny this fact until they turn blue, but the fanbase of nintendo does not buy any adult video games. The install base is mostly children and thier parents who bought them the console, so that is why adult games always fail to sell. We saw it with Madworld, we saw it with Manhunt 2, we saw it with Chinatown Wars and we will continue to see it. That is Nintendo's double edged sword. They knew that the family friendly image would bring in the sales, but it came at the cost of quality adult games.

PopRocks3592263d ago

"GTA V will not, I repeat, will NOT, come out on a nintendo console."

Chinatown Wars was on DS.

Salamander2263d ago

I deny this fact.

If there are people with similar mindsets to my own, they will purchase the superior port provided they have the console to play it. Things can change, but if they share your mentality they wont.

I also deny being labeled a fanboy.

live2play2263d ago

nintendos fanbase is all kids who got their parents to buy them the console?

then why is it that a bunch of 12 year old brats is all i hear when gaming online on other consoles?

why is it that in almost every gaming website i go to almost every fan of ps360 is an immature pre pubescent tween calling himself hardcore to seem cool


Muigi2263d ago

GTA 1&2 came out on the gba...

Pushagree2263d ago

Chiniatown Wars also flopped so badly on the DS that they had to port it to psp. Again, my point is proven.

Hisiru2263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

Wut?? Are you on drugs?

The DS version of Chinatown Wars sold above 1 million (which easily gave a good profit for Rockstar) and the PSP version sold bellow 1 million.

If you really think there is no possibility for a WiiU version of GTAV, then you have some problems with your brains. Actually, your first post already shows you have some problems. Grow up man.

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live2play2263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

people AMAZE me

just because bayonetta 2 became a wiiu exclusive (because it didnt get enough sales to turn a profit)

now people are saying nintendo is buying franchises left and right
offering money to make games exclusive

this is so dumb

gta is very successful... why the hell would they mess with that?

Neonridr2263d ago

Ubisoft has said it costs less than 1 million dollars to do a port from 360 to the Wii U. Even if they just ported the 360 version over, you don't think that Rockstar would sell enough copies to make back their 1 million bucks? You're crazy to think that.

ANYTIME I play MW3, BF3 or Halo it is ALWAYS little 12 year old wanna be gangsta's who do nothing but whine and swear when I play on Xbox Live. So stop saying Nintendo is full of kids. Most of the pre-teens nowadays can't think for themselves and are so desperate to do what's cool, so they play the 360 or PS3 because according to their friends, that is what is PERCEIVED as cool. Most people that choose to play Nintendo games do it because they know how much fun they are going to have, not how many heads they can shoot or how many hookers they can run over in their Hummer.

Rockstar would be fools not to put this over to the Wii U. Instant sales, and money never hurts..

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RivetCityGhoul2264d ago

i don't know and don't care. just put the game out.

TheLyonKing2263d ago

Now thats an answer that sums up my thoughts perfectly.

claud32264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

Take two/ rockstar know what they are doing. If profit is to be made and they will go in that direction. Nintendo on the other hand, do not know where they stand

Muffins12232264d ago

How ya doin...cosplay guy

MobyRoyale2263d ago

I'm not trying to be a jerk.


It's *OFF*...

If you want to come of(lol) as a tough kid on the playground.... nevermind.

There is no way I can say what I want to say in a respectful manner, so never you mind.

claud32263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

Its just a saying in my profile nothing else.

On topic... Nintendo and rockstar/take two might strike a deal and might not. The timing has to be right though. The peak of GTA V sales and the profitable outcome for many that support it on their consoles. This might change Nintendos mind on getting it has a Wii U title

colonel1792263d ago

There is a good chance that the game could be announced for the Wii U. They haven't announced consoles officially, so everything is possible. Obviously not as an exclusive though.

Segata2263d ago

People forget Nintendo had a hand in GTA Chinatown Wars on DS.

Iwata & Shiggy both visited R* NY to check on it during development.

Would not be surprising if GTAV came to Wii U. Not as an exclusive but might offer a little extra like MS did with GTA IV.

tweet752263d ago

remember how chinatown wars sold on DS probably the worst selling GTA ever

BrianC62342263d ago

How many copies did that game sell, 25? It did so poorly they had to port it to the PSP just to probably break even.

beerkeg2263d ago

It sold over a million on ds, it didn't break a million on psp.

BrianC62342263d ago

It didn't sell anything close to that on the DS. It did so bad Best Buy had to drop the price way down within a couple weeks. If it sold a million copies they probably almost gave it away.

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