Games haven’t been selling that well in 2012, and the industry has been experiencing a slowdown due to what many attribute to the lengthy life cycle of current generation consoles. However, analysts believe that their is still significant demand for the Grand Theft Auto franchise, and GTA V will sell tens of millions of copies in its first 12 months.
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich believes that no matter when Rockstar’s open world title is released and despite a softening market, the game will sell greatly.
“In the case of GTA V, I have little concerns about when it is released,” says Divnich in a recent interview. “Whether April, June, or even Winter, I’d expect GTA V to sell in upwards of 25 million copies in its first 12 months.”
The first real details are set to arrive later this month for GTA V, with a spring release window announced for the game just a short while ago as Rockstar began taking pre-orders for the game. Game Informer will see Rockstar’s latest as the cover story for their December issue of the magazine, and Rockstar is scheduled to release trailer #2 for GTA V in mid-November.