GTA 5 a threat to COD sales
We keep hearing how giving Grand Theft Auto 5 a release date in October would cause problems considering Call of Duty is releasing around this time, and this could be one reason why GTA 5 might release next year instead. It is the view of some gamers that GTA 5 is the real threat and it could be Black Ops 2 that loses sales if both games launch around the same time.
Call of Duty games release every year and some people feel this means less care is taken in development than with titles that take a few years to create, which GTA 5 is one of these titles along with Skyrim. While GTA and COD are very different games it is fair to say that gamers only have so much time to spending playing, and this normally means focusing on one game for several weeks.
COD Black Ops 2 is likely be a massive success in terms of sales compared to other games, although it’s our opinion that Black Ops 2 has more to lose than GTA 5 if they both launch around the same time.
Thanks to playing COD games every year it can get a little repetitive and while Black Ops 2 will feature zombies, well worth buying the game for this alone, it is the Grand Theft Auto franchise that we look forward to most like many gamers. If Rockstar launched a GTA game every year then things might have been a little different.
Do you think Grand Theft Auto V should launch in October, and if so is it COD that should worry about losing sales? Rockstar are not scared to release the game in October, although true GTA fans are not worried if they have to wait a few more months until 2013. You might want to look at this montage that shows all the GTA characters including what is expected for the next game.