Lazard Capital's Colin Sebastian issued a research note today saying that a new Princess Peach title and, wait for it, a brand new Zelda title would help game sales grow 5 percent in 2009.
That was the good news. The bad news is that the new Zelda title is pure guesswork in his part. The Princess Peach adventure isn't.
GTA V was also included in his research: "Looking ahead to 2009, we expect mid-single-digit growth in software sales on a tough growth comparison and potentially fewer hit titles (eg, no GTA V until 2010)," he wrote.
However, when Gamespot quizzed him on that, "Sebastian said he wasn't so much specifying 2010 as a release window for the game as telling investors that it would definitely not be coming out in 2009."
So a huge non-event really. Sorry about that. More through the link, though.
By Mike Bowden