Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia is predicting big numbers for Grand Theft Auto V
. Bhatia projects Grand Theft Auto V
will debut during the first three months of 2013 and will pull in $700 million in revenue for Take-Two Interactive with 14 million copies sold over its launch window – though Bhatia didn't say just how long he considers this launch window to be.
This $700 million figure is close to the $775 million earned by Modern Warfare 3
in its first five days of launch back in November, which is an entertainment record
that has yet to be bested. Rockstar's previous effort, Grand Theft Auto IV
, has shipped over 22 million copies