GTA V is heading to Xbox One, PS4, and PC at some point in the near future. According to analysts, Rockstar stands to make a hefty sum of money from the upcoming release.
Although the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise hit PS3 and Xbox 360 last year, there’s still a very strong possibility that folks will plunk down their hard-earned money to experience the open-world crime saga on next-generation systems. Not only has Rockstar improved GTA V’s graphics, they’re also injecting some additional content into the polished version of their best-selling title.
According to HITC, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia has high hopes for the latest version of GTA V. If all goes according to Rockstar’s master plan, the game could generate upwards of $100 million in sales during the first two months of release. In case you’re wondering, that’s roughly the equivalent of two million copies.
The company also stands to make a ton of money from the online version of GTA V. Cinema Blend explains that GTA Online is an insanely lucrative venture all on its own.
The website points out:
“While sales of ‘GTA 5’ could be a big lift to Take-Two, multiplayer component GTA Online is a cash cow of its own. ‘GTA Online’ is included with ‘GTA 5’ for free but players can buy in-game cash for real-world money. Sterne Agee believes that ‘GTA’ Online brings in between $30 million and $40 million each quarter. An influx of new ‘GTAO’ players thanks to PS4/XB1/PC sales could widen that river of money.”
To date, the developer has sold approximately 34 million copies of GTA V. While some people will likely double-dip to experience the game on PC and next-gen consoles, there’s plenty of gamers who may decide to spend their cash on something else. After all, the calendar is presently packed with a bevy of new and buzzworthy titles.
The question remains: When can everyone expect the polished version of GTA V to hit retail shelves around the world? The Inquisitr previously reported that Rockstar has yet to reveal an official release date, though Take-Two President Karl Slatoff suggested that it should arrive at some point this fall. Slatoff also assured everyone that the company still plans to support the version on PS4 and Xbox 360.
Are you planning to pick up a copy of GTA V for the PS4, Xbox One or PC? Do you think the Rockstar will end up making millions in the first two months of the game’s release?
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