We can say, without fear of being wrong, that GTA 6 is the big thing. In the world of gaming, in the video game industry, there is no game that can come close to the madness that is Grand Theft Auto 6.
We all know what GTA 5 has meant for the industry. More than 200 million units sold, records in revenue, a trajectory that is now 10 years old, an online with millions of players…
For all this, Rockstar knows that when they launch the expected GTA 6, potential customers are going to buy the game the same day of release. We will see how many millions are sold only in the pre-purchase.
25 million copies on the same day of launch
GTA 6 is closer than ever, as Take-Two’s CEO recently hinted at a fiscal year 2025 release date.
The CEO predicts record profits, as we’ve seen before, including the possibility of raking in over $1 billion that first fiscal year. This can only be achieved by launching a strong GTA 6.
And that’s where the news jumps in, as a video game expert claimed this weekend that GTA 6 is likely to surpass 25 million sales at launch.
Joost Van Dreunen, an industry expert, noted in his monthly newsletter that sales estimates for GTA 6 are as high as 25 million units distributed in the same week of launch.
Compared to GTA 5, GTA 6 will launch with a smaller player base due to the fact that there are fewer PS5 and Xbox Series currently sold than their predecessors at the time. The PS5 has sold an estimated 38.4 million units and the Xbox Series is estimated to have passed the 20 million mark.
By comparison, the PS3 and Xbox 360 had sold around 160 million units at the time of GTA 5’s release. Still, 100 million players expected by the time GTA 6 comes out should be a decent base for Rockstar.
It remains to be seen if Rockstar will release the PC port at launch. Looking back, Rockstar are to release the PC port a few years later than its console release. We’ll see.
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