'Grand Theft Auto V' expected to sell 20 million units in first six months

XMNR: Publisher Take Two Interactive is expecting big things out of Grand Theft Auto V for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 when it releases on Sept. 17 with it and other Rockstar Games titles providing a full 65 percent of its fiscal 2014 revenue. What does that represent in terms of the number of copies sold? Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter pegged that figure in an investor's note released Tuesday.

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Irishguy951987d ago


GTA has alot of fans and there are 140 mill + consoles out there.

Prcko1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

don't agree
gta V gonna loose some numbers because it's close to new console era release

darren_poolies1987d ago

Not going to affect the sales at all. Also it's 'lose' not 'loose'.

Captain Qwark 91987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

just because new consoles are coming doesnt mean all 140 million owners out there now are going to get one day 1 lol they will need something to play and even for those who do, this is gta, you get one every few years so most people want to play it.

hell im planning to get the new xbox day 1 ( unless its always online ) and im still gonna get gta5. 20 million in 6 months combined ps3,360 sales will be easy for gta5

papashango1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

after 6 months? nope.

If it launches with next-gen consoles maybe. Lifetime maybe.

12-14 max and that's being generous. It's been years since GTA 4 and in that time the youngins have grown and experienced many more sandbox games.

Sam Fisher1987d ago

Count me out, gta hasnt given me a good reason to buy it. I wait upon games like updates on tech, if you didnt make a big jump on its successor, you sir are not have my money, period.

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3-4-51986d ago

People will buy PS4 / Xbox 720, but they will also buy this for their current system as well.

omi25p1986d ago

If you think this list isnt enough of a reason to buy a game then i doubt you have bought a game this generation. http://www.officialplaystat...

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-GametimeUK-1987d ago

I'm buying a copy, that's for sure.

Knight_Crawler1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

20 million minus thanks R*, GTA 5 will be a bargin bin purchase for me.

After the borefest and dissapointment that was GTA4 and Max Payne 3, I dont think I can ever buy another R* game on day one.

The only thing that gives me some faith in R* is RDR which is the most awesom game that I have played this gen.

Thatguy-3101987d ago

It will reach it. But not faster than COD. COD is this Gens GTA in the thought that mindless young teens rush out to buy it.

raWfodog1987d ago

Yeah, but it took almost three years for GTA IV to reach 20 million

They really are optimistic.

IronFistChinMi1986d ago

GTAV will be released to a much larger install base, so it can be done.

raWfodog1986d ago

It's interesting to note that Take Two is only projecting 15-17 million sold by the end of the March 2014. It's Pachter who's expecting 20 million.

Not saying it can't happen but I'm skeptical.

dasbeer881986d ago

Don't forget the long list of controversies after GTA V comes out in stores. Modern police are going to be VERY busy months afterwards.

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PockyKing1987d ago

I don't think so. It's popular, but with the way most games have been selling lately, I think they should be expecting a little less than that.

Crazyglues1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

@ PockyKing

I would agree with you, but I think they look at GTA V as recession proof like CALL OF DUTY which seems to sell it's numbers no matter what.. Black-Ops is over 22 million copies sold..

I think R* is kind of the same when it comes to GTA it's one of those franchise that just does it's numbers no matter what, it's just one of those games people just buy..

So 20 million it is indeed possible...

And if they do a PC and PS4 version I would change that possible
-to more like, "OH HELL YEAH...! " they will do 20 mil..

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sprinterboy1987d ago

agree with 20 Million sold but not in the first 6 Months

famoussasjohn1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

I'd say it's possible, GTA 4 sold 6 million in a week and went on to sell 25 million all together.

Crazyglues1987d ago (Edited 1987d ago )

@ sprinterboy

yeah not in the first 6 months didn't mean to imply that like the article is saying, I just meant I do think it's going to do 20 million copies sold..

The game is going to be huge that's for sure... Especially when you consider this one looks really amazing..

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PockyKing1987d ago

Yea should made mention of not in the first 6 months haha. In its lifetime, I'm sure it will reach 20 Mil easy. Just not that fast.

Salooh1987d ago

Except we get better games from rockstar not worst like call of duty..

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raWfodog1986d ago

Actually, Take Two is only expecting 15-17 million by March 2014. Pachter is the one saying 20 million.

stage881987d ago

Wow that is quite a lot. Would love to see that happen but in 6 months, I really don't know.

MilkMan1987d ago

Get ready for, "lower than sales projections" Type articles. Then the "we are laying off everyone and their mother" articles followed by "if we couldn't sell 25 million copies in 1 hour, then the industry is in the verge of collapse" articles.

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