Analyst: GTA V to be the biggest release in 2012
Even bigger than Call of Duty.
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich has spoken blasphemy. In an interview with IndustryGamers, the analyst, assumingly after crunching numbers, has predicted that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V will be the biggest release next year. Even bigger than the almighty, all-seeing, all-knowing Call of Duty.
”It goes without saying that GTA V will be one of the year’s biggest releases, but I will take it one step farther and say GTA V will be 2012′s biggest release,” he said.
“Don’t get me wrong, Call of Duty will undoubtedly be huge, as it is every year and it may even grow, but if I had to call what will be a photo finish race, I will go with GTA V.”
That’s a pretty bold thing to say. Modern Warfare 3 topped every entertainment records known to man this year, making Activision a billion dollars. That’s 1.6% of Bill Gates total wealth. Even despite being one of the biggest franchises in video games history, Grand Theft Auto V will have a hard time matching the sales and revenues of Call of Duty.