We KNEW it would sell well, we THOUGHT it could break records – but this is just ridiculous.
Analysts, egg heads and boffins predicted ‘big’ numbers (which is a little like predicting water will be wet), indeed US financial services and Investments company, Wedbush Securities, went on record 2 days ago when analyst Michael Pachter suggested he expected “14M copies of the game to be sold by the end of this month — which would translate into sales of as much as $900M.”
Well, with $800 million made on day one and Grand Theft Auto V not yet released in Japan OR Brazil (which have rather LARGE markets), I’d say Mr. Pachter’s prediction is something of a safe bet.
To put this in context of of the fastest selling games of all time, Call of Duty: Black Ops II shifted, what WAS a staggeringly huge number at the end of last year when it made $500 million on its launch day. The support for GTA V has been fantastic, with literally thousands of stores offering midnight opening for the launch on the 17th September to help cope with eager gamers and high demand.
Now, I’m no analyst, but I’m predicting $1 billion in sales by the end of this month and I’m also predicting only a handful of people will even notice this article, as you’ll all be off playing GTA V.
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