Pachter: GTA Gay Tony to hit 3 million units, BioShock 2 slip is “pretty big”

Tuesday, 14th July 2009 12:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter’s estimated that GTA 360 DLC The Ballad of Gay Tony will sell around 3 million units, with the PSP version of Chinatown Wars settling in the 1 million unit region.

“Both GTA games will do well, but only Gay Tony this year (fiscal year ends October 31),” he told VG247.

“I think both will do well, Gay Tony 2 – 3 mm units (1mm downloads and the rest discs), and Chinatown Wars at least 1mm.”

Pachter described last night’s decision to delay BioShock 2 into FY2010 as “pretty big”.

“They lowered guidance by $0.80 – 0.90, so that pretty much sums up the impact,” he said.

Gay Tony releases for 360 this autumn.



  1. Blerk

    Er… Lost and Damned didn’t do anywhere near 3 million units, did it? And this one has ‘gay’ in the title, which will automatically exclude 95% of American purchasers. :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    “”“They lowered guidance by $0.80 – 0.90, so that pretty much sums up the impact,”"

    Obviously only if you have a clue what that means. :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    @Blerk: This one is releasing alongside TL&D in a retail package unlike TL&D which was only available to download.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    So you can’t really count the disc package into the figures, because it’s not the same SKU.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Maybe not, but I bet that’s what he’s doing.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Prof Power Glove

    I was about to be angry at another ‘PACHTER’ related bit of ‘news’ but hey, it’s an excuse to talk about GTA4. :P

    Hopefully they will make this just slightly better then the very average Lost & Damned. How many hours can you put into Liberty City without it all getting a bit “samey”?

    Still, good to see they’ve gone with a Bruno edge to it. Fingers crossed it’s half-decent.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. SunKing

    If they put this in a combined retail package I’ll probably pick it up.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    They are.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’m surprised no pics of Gay Tony yet considering it’s out this fall.

    #9 6 years ago

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