In accordance with Cowen & Company analyst, Doug Creutz, Grand Theft Auto 5 sales have likely surpassed 15 million units worldwide.
Creutz expects the figure to surpass 25 million units in the first year. He said in a note sent to investors this morning:
“Based on the $1B three-day figure Take-Two disclosed, we believe the game has already sold through at least 15MM units.”
“For a game to sell 60% of its first year units in just three days would be abnormally high; we estimate that Call of Duty sells about 45-50% of its first year units in its first week at retail.”
“However, for now we are assuming that GTA 5 sales will be extremely front-loaded due to high gamer anticipation, and will also have a shorter sales tail given the launch of next-gen consoles in November.”
Have you played GTA 5 yet?