GTA 5 sales won’t be dented by PS4 & Xbox One release, says Zelnick

Thursday, 6 June 2013 09:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 isn’t heading to next-gen formats, and although as the game’s September release may be in close proximity to the launch of PS4 and Xbox One, Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick believes this won’t have a negative impact on the game’s sales.

Speaking with MCV, Strauss said, “Grand Theft Auto V is the most highly anticipated release of our biggest franchise. It features the largest, most dynamic and most diverse open world Rockstar Games has yet created.

“The installed base of current generation consoles is estimated to be in excess of 120 million, and most of those consumers have been waiting for Grand Theft Auto V for years. Therefore, we expect there to be enormous consumer demand for Grand Theft Auto V regardless of when the next-generation consoles are released.”

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Meanwhile, you can pre-order GTA 5 ahead of its September 17 launch on PS3 and Xbox 360. We’ve got a run-down of Rockstar’s special edition bundles here.