The hype for GTA V, which releases on September 17th, is mounting from all angles - yes, including us in the media. The latest voice added to the general clamour comes from UK games sales stats compiler, Gfk Chart-Track.
In a recession hit sales environment with New Generation Xbox One and PS4s not yet released and therefore leading consumers to save their pennies, as far as we can see GTA V
will have problems outselling GTA IV
early on. Not so says Dorian Bloch at Chart-Track. He's way more confident.
He tells MCV
that, Grand Theft Auto V
has the potential to be the biggest launch of the (current console).
In terms of what this means, Call of Duty: Black Ops
sold 2m units in its first week but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
, which made £83m in its first week.
Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch thinks that the new GTA
can achieve big things in the light of its predecessor, which "sold to almost one-third of the entire PS3/360 installed base at that time, in just 1 week."GTA V
, however, "won?t achieve that level of penetration week one this time, but it has the potential to reach the week one summit, which is currently 2m units of Black Ops / £83m for Modern Warfare 3."