Grand Theft Auto 5 is obviously going to sell like hotcakes; Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian has predicted it will sell like a whopping $1 billion worth of them in its first 30 days.
Sales of Rockstarâ€™s latest will outpace GTA 4, the analyst said in a note to investors reported by Gamespot.
â€œGiven the significantly higher installed base of relevant console platforms at launch, greater sales concentration among the top video game franchises, and unprecedented pentup demand, we expect GTA 5 to outpace GTA 4 sales, and generate roughly $1 billion in retail sales during the first month,â€ he said.
GTA 4 shipped 11 million units in the first month following its April 2008 launch, and has so far shipped 25 million copies. Itâ€™s worth remembering that Call of Duty regularly manages lifetime sales of over 20 million units with annual releases â€“ can GTA blow that out of the water after five years rest?
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PC and PS4 releases have been rumoured after an alleged source code leak.
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