Pachter: GTA V Will Sell 18m Units, Costs $80m Already
Posted by TreeFitty August 13, 2011 : 5 Comments : 7,254 Views
Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities, has been spitting out some interesting things again. This time he is reported to have said that Grand Theft Auto V will sell at least 18 million units and possibly up to 24 million - knocking Grand Theft Auto IV off the top spot. No exact timeline for these numbers but GTA IV has sold over 20 million units after 3 years. Pachter went on to say that Take-Two has probably already dumped $80 million into the unannounced game - a figure that revolves around the assumption that GTA V is well into development.
In addition to GTA V, Pachter believes Max Payne 3 will cost about $80 million and sell approximately 3 million copies. Not at the level of the GTA series but a good sell for Rockstar Games who are gearing up to market the nearly forgotten title.
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