Take-Two says Grand Theft Auto V is "making substantial progress," but some analysts are thinking gamers will have to wait longer than anticipated.
Many expect the blockbuster title to land before March 31, 2012, primarily because the publisher has such lofty expectations for the fiscal year. However, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian told GameSpot that his firm is becoming "increasingly concerned" that GTAV won't make it before April. Said Sebastian:
"By no means am I convinced that it will miss March, but there are a couple of factors to consider. One, we haven’t heard anything definitive from the company on release timing. Second, retailers typically would want 4-6 months lead time to prepare for a launch as large as GTA, and from [what] I understand they haven’t heard anything. Third, Rockstar rightly prioritizes game quality over release date, and this dynamic could shift timing."
Sebastian did add that he thinks GTAV will ship 12-14 million units in its first three months of availability, which wouldn't be surprising. But when will it finally arrive? Let's have that date!
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V