Mon, Jan 23, 2012 | 18:01 GMT
Report: GTA V, COD to account for third of all game sales this year
According to a report by US-based financial analyst Baird Equity Research, two upcoming titles – Grand Theft Auto V and the next Call of Duty – will account for almost a quarter of all video game sales in the coming fiscal year.
The group also reckons a third of all game-related revenue made in the next year will come from those two titles alone.
The report was originally compiled to determine Electronic Arts’ chances of competing against these two gaming giants, but it didn’t reveal promising results for the company.
According to analyst Colin Sebastian, the firm was “skeptical that EA will be able to show growth in its console segement”.
Sebastian also suggested that “significantly” increased pressure from handheld and social network gaming rival Zynga, as well as uncertainties over Wii U game offerings, might prove to be a cause of concern for EA.
Grand Theft Auto V came as a surprise announcement from Rockstar in November last year.
EA seems to be planning a release of the next Medal of Honor title sometime this year.