Ahead of the game’s expected release later this year, new reports have suggested Rockstar’s eagerly awaited GTA 5 release will shift a staggering 14 million copies at launch.
One of the most popular and successful gaming franchises in history, the next Grand Theft Auto instalment is predicted to break previous series’ records, bringing the fight to Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for the title of game of the year in the process.
Speaking out on the recently confirmed GTA V offering, Arvind Bhatia of analyst firm Stern Agee has suggested the title will sell 14 million copies during its launch period, generating a hearty $700 million worth of revenue in the process.
Although Rockstar Games has yet to offer a confirmed release date for its upcoming title, Bhatia has suggested that although the coveted and lucrative pre-Christmas arrival might not be on the cards, it is expected GTA V will hit stores ahead of April 2013, landing during the current financial year.
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