GTA 5 pessimism not shared by all
Since Rockstar announced and then a month later released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V fans of the franchise have been wanting more, but we all know how the developer loves to keep us waiting. It’s obvious that this is going to be a huge game once released, but there seems to be some pessimism in regards to if it can help save the gaming market as a whole, because we know too well that it’s on a downwards spiral.
It seems a shame to try and put the pressure all on one game as a few analysts have done recently, because even if GTA V is released later this year as rumored then sales of video games could still be poor this year. Should we really be worried out the politics of such a game, when all we should think about is what Rockstar will be able to offer us in terms of gameplay, enjoyment and value for money?
Going back to those analysts trying to spoil the party and offer their own views on GTA 5, Colin Sebastian believes that even if the game is released this year (which he does not think will be the case) a decline in video game sales is still inevitable. Michael Pachter reckons that Grand Theft Auto V could generate sales of over $700 million but that’s just 10 percent of overall game sales.
Jesse Divnich also shares this pessimism and states that any major video game release this year will not be able to help push the market back up, he also said that a huge catalyst is needed to swing the pendulum in the other direction. Do you agree with these negative views from these analysts that shared the information in this article or do you think it’s yet more scare mongering?
Okay, so we know that the video game industry is not the best it’s been, but neither are most other markets. Yes, there has been a slump in the number of decent games and the fans are screaming for something fresh, but you can’t deny that things are not as bad as what these analysts make out. There are a handful of games being released later this year that will give the gaming market a much needed boost, the obvious suspects are Black Ops 2, Assassin’s Creed III and Halo 4. However, we shouldn’t forget about Far Cry 3, Resident Evil 6 and also LittleBigPlanet Karting.
Do you think the release of these games will help the video game market and what kind of affect would it have if Grand Theft Auto V was not released until 2013?