2012 sales are screwed, even if GTA V is released

by Ben Salter Featured 7 Comments 22 Votes 1825 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.

By Ben Salter - Bio

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/2012-sales-are-screwed-even-if-GTA-V-is
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

2012 sales are screwed, even if GTA V is released Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
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

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Most anticipated game of 2015

Most anticipated game of 2015

08/01/2015 Polls 11 14
Nintendo doesn't understand modern gaming - former exec

Nintendo doesn't understand modern gaming - former exec

Gryllis 4 days News 5 5
Resident Evil & the dying art of entertaining walkthroughs

Resident Evil & the dying art of entertaining walkthroughs

Jickle 5 days Articles 5 9
Club Nintendo closing in Sep, replacement coming

Club Nintendo closing in Sep, replacement coming

Gryllis 6 days News 2 7
5 Wii games we'd totally play again on Wii U

5 Wii games we'd totally play again on Wii U

Jayden27 15/01 Articles 10 8
Wii games coming to Wii U as downloads - Aus pricing

Wii games coming to Wii U as downloads - Aus pricing

Gryllis 15/01 News 7 7
Rare NES game going for over $120,000 on eBay

Rare NES game going for over $120,000 on eBay

Gryllis 12/01 News 0 6
The big games of 2015: Every major release

The big games of 2015: Every major release

Tano 09/01 Articles 14 9
Xbox turns X-rated, PlayStation players ditch porn
Tano 09/01 News 9 12

Community Content

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

12/01/2015 Blog 9 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

Silence is now Level 37!

Silence 4 hours ago
Username

tanners12 shared a story - ESCAPISTS REVIEW

tanners12 17 hours ago
Username

Adwag82 is now Level 4!

Adwag82 20 hours ago
Username

K4ZMA made a change to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

K4ZMA 21 hours ago
Username

Hy_Jack wants LittleBigPlanet Vita

Hy_Jack 1 day ago
Username

espi_band just unlocked the Chatter Box achievement!

espi_band 1 day ago
Username

commented on Final Fantasy 15 has a legit open world

Pilkingbod 1 day ago