Analyst: GTA V Will Sell 25 Million Units in First Year of Release

September 25, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz writes in a research note to investors today that Grand Theft Auto V sales have likely surpassed 15 million units worldwide already. He also thinks that the game will sell 25 million units in its first year of release.

"Based on the $1B three-day figure Take-Two disclosed, we believe the game has already sold through at least 15MM units," said Creutz in his research note.

"For a game to sell 60% of its first year units in just three days would be abnormally high; we estimate that Call of Duty sells about 45-50% of its first year units in its first week at retail," he continued.

"However, for now we are assuming that GTA V sales will be extremely front-loaded due to high gamer anticipation, and will also have a shorter sales tail given the launch of next-gen consoles in November," he added.

Grand Theft Auto was released last Tuesday and managed to generate $1 billion in sales in its first three days of release.

Source: CVG


 
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