Variety is reporting that sources close to Take-Two Interactive are saying that predictions within the publisher are predicting a $400 Million dollar take for its first week of release. Currently, that record is held by Halo 3 at $300 million.
The difference between the Halo release is that GTA is cross-platform, appearing on both PS3, and Xbox
360. Naysayers are crazy, there is no way this game is going to flop, its downloadable content is essentially selling Xbox 360’s.
Take-Two needs a release like this to bring its stock prices back up after turning down an offer by EA to acquire them.
Their last major console release, GTA: San Andreas, is still one of the most successful video games of all time.