GTA 5: analyst ‘increasingly concerned’ it will miss March 2013 release

Friday, 21st September 2012 14:47 GMT By Dave Cook

GTA 5 is causing concern for Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian. We reported on his thoughts over Take-Two’s recent financial slump, but he has also elaborated over his growing worries over Grand Theft Auto 5′s release date, although he is sure it will ‘be a hit’.

Speaking with Gamespot, Sebastian said of his GTA 5 concerns, “By no means am I convinced that it will miss March, but there are a couple of factors to consider. One, we haven’t heard anything definitive from the company on release timing.”

“Second, retailers typically would want 4-6 months lead time to prepare for a launch as large as GTA, and from [what] I understand they haven’t heard anything. Third, Rockstar rightly prioritizes game quality over release date, and this dynamic could shift timing.”

Sebastian also predicts that GTA 5 will sell 12-14 million units during in its first three months on sale.



  1. OnionPowder

    GTA IV – April 2008
    Red Dead Redemption – May 2010
    LA Noire – May 2011
    Max Payne 3 – May 2012

    So why is it that GTA V HAS to come out in March?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. slayernl

    Yeah, because its coming May 14th 2013 that is very very obvious at this point.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. tezzer1985

    How can a game miss it’s release date, when its doesn’t have one…this is just stupid…it’s not a delay, cause it has no date…these people get paid to chat shit.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @ maybe it does internally and we’re yet to hear about it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Llewelyn_MT

    Is there a reason to be concerned they won’t release an unfinished game?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. angelo

    Well I don’t really care as long as they are going to release the game that’s all that really matters… Although a november 2012 would’ve been really cool

    #6 2 years ago

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