Report: GTA V, COD to account for third of all game sales this year

Monday, 23rd January 2012 18:00 GMT By Debabrata Nath

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.

Via, Gamasutra.



  1. DSB

    Hmmmm, 50-60 million between them?

    I dunno.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. aseddon130

    no because GTA V won’t be out this year, Rockstar rarely, if ever, do two big games per year.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    The sad thing about this, even if GTA V eventualy comes out this year, is that any game that you put alongside with COD will sell that number, the thing is not the other game, is COD, It doenst matter if it is GTA V or Amy 2

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    @2 That’s a new trend, and it’s mostly down to the fact that Rockstar are rarely able to finish their games on time. Max Payne 3 was supposed to launch in 2009.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Uncontested

    Headline: GTA V, COD to account for third of all game sales

    Article: will account for almost a quarter of all video game sales

    So which is it? These are two completely different numbers.

    Perhaps you meant to quote the revenue part in the headline and not sales?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Quasar

    would be interesting if they release the same week, same day would be too much :)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. roni1175

    Those so called analysts are getting to much credit. How did they come with the numbers? COD 20 mil, GTA 15 mil, entire market around 100 mil (not sure what was the numbers last year but the probably those geniuses cut of 10%).

    What are those words – “increased pressure”???? “Uncertainties”????
    You can say that on every competition or new technology

    #7 3 years ago
  8. harmundo

    COD 20 mil? You mean CoD 30 mil, GTA 20-25 mil. Fact, 50-55 mil isn’t third of all game sales, but half. Two games accounted for half of game sales in 2012 = insane. And FIFA 13 also ~10 mil. And do not forget new Mario / Wii Fit / Wii Sports for Wii U ^^.

    #8 3 years ago

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