We know Grand Theft Auto V is set for Spring 2013, and we know it'll be a colossal, mammoth release.
It'll be interesting to see if it can break sales records; GTA usually does, but the Call of Duty explosion this generation means GTAV would have to sell huge to outstrip some CoD record-setters.
But hey, it's possible. And as far as first-year sales go, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich told Now Gamer that Rockstar's hotly anticipated open-world blockbuster could sell upwards of 25 million in its first year of availability.
"In the case of GTAV, I have little concerns about when it is released. Whether April, June, or even Winter, I’d expect GTAV to sell in upwards of 25 million copies in its first 12 months."
He did add that the current market is "softening" due to the ending console cycle, but he still believes the market for big-budget AAA titles will remain healthy for some time. Personally, I don't see why GTAV couldn't sell 25 million in 12 months; GTAIV ending up passing 20 million in the first year, didn't it? Or were those lifetime sales over a span of a few years? Either way, GTAV will be a hot seller and that's probably an understatement.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V