Take 2 released it’s financial results recently, and as expected in a year where they released one of the most popular games for the calendar year, Red Dead Redemption, they did pretty well. There’s been a lot of speculation regarding when Take 2 and Rockstar would release the next GTA 5. The video game analyst Michael Pachter thought they were going to release in 2010 first, and has since moved that estimation back to 2011. More recently he stated that the new GTA 5 must ship before Q4 2012. While no official release date has been given for GTA 5, Michael Pachter is at it again. This time the analyst thinks that if GTA 5 were to be released in 2011, it could be the best selling game of all time.
“The problem with delays of games like L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3 is that they distract the key members of the Grand Theft Auto team. While we are optimistic about both games following the success of Red Dead Redemption, neither is likely to sell more than 5 million units, while the next GTA may become the best selling game of all time, selling over 20 million units. We think that Take-Two management must strike a balance, and must ensure that work on the company’s most valuable property takes precedence over all other titles.” the analyst stated.