With about 24 million units sold over its lifetime.
Though Rockstar Games hyped up the release of Grand Theft Auto V, indicating that it would sell as much as GTAIV has in its lifetime within its first year, there are plenty of folk who believe the publisher will easily hit that target without much fuss.
One of those is Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. In an excerpt from a new report describing Take Two Interactive’s sales, Pachter stated that Grand Theft Auto V should hit a record of 20 million units – more than any prior GTA game – sold by Fiscal Year 2014.
This means Take Two will enjoy 6 months of the game on shelves, in contrast to previous titles which released near the end of their respective fiscal years and couldn’t take advantage of holiday sales and such.
Pachter also expects the game to sell 24 million units over its total lifetime, with a 20 percent attach rate. Grand Theft Auto V releases for Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 17th 2013.