Bhatia released a note to investors, saying he expects the game to come in the first three months of 2013, and that it will bring in around $700 million in revenue for Take-Two. Bhatia also said that it “is all but a given” that Rockstar will launch GTA 5 before March of next year, given that the company doesn’t have any other games coming out this year.
To compare, Grand Theft Auto 4 came out in Aprill 2008 and shipped 13 million copies before the end of March 2009. It has since gone on to sell almost 20 million. Either way, I think it’s safe to say that GTA5 will do well as long as it lives up to the fans expectations.
What do you think of the analyst’s expectations? Too high? Too low?