2012 sales are screwed, even if GTA V is released

by Ben Salter Featured 7 Comments 22 Votes 1806 Views 09/07/2012 Back to News

Slow console game sales in 2012 can't even be saved by Grand Theft Auto V, should it be released this year.

Colin Sebastian, an analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co, isn't confident that GTA V will be released this year, but even if it is, it won't be enough to salvage declining console software sales.

"Given the current momentum of the market, I doubt any major releases, even one of GTA V's size, would push the physical markets back into the positives," Sebastian told VentureBeat.

Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch this financial year, before March 31, 2013.

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Definitely a Feb-March release, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see a delay beyond that to October 2013.

No chance of the game being released in October-November 2012, with no new trailer, no previews, no hands-on, no multiplayer reveal. Rockstar traditionally shows three previews of its games: hands-off preview, hands-on preview, multiplayer. It's been the same with every game this generation.
Consoles of this generation have been out for ages now. Isn't this usually a sign that it is nearing the end of its life cycle?
I still feel that digital sales is the future.

renagadez said: Consoles of this generation have been out for ages now. Isn't this usually a sign that it is nearing the end of its life cycle?


True but there is no where to go forward consoles really can't get any better (expect for xbox getting blu-ray) otherwise games are going to take for ever to make and release.
Halo 4, Black Ops 2, GTA IV, Bioshock Infinite etc. Sales will be fine.

renagadez said: Consoles of this generation have been out for ages now. Isn't this usually a sign that it is nearing the end of its life cycle?



Also a sign of uncertainty in the market. But so many major releases coming out, and a big second half to the year.

gdmatt said: Halo 4, Black Ops 2, GTA IV, Bioshock Infinite etc. Sales will be fine.



Halo 4 will break records. So will BLOPS 2. GTA IV is a sure thing. Bioshock Infinite I'm unsure on. It might bomb. We'll see.

BigFieldy said: I still feel that digital sales is the future.

Digital sales can get stuffed

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