Peter Molyneux: Grand Theft Auto 5’s Sales “Not Impressive”

But you know what is impressive? Mobile gaming sales.

Posted By | On 20th, Sep. 2013

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24 Cans founder and industry legend Peter Molyneux recently spoke at a mobile innovation conference for Mobile Entertainment, and stated that he didn’t find Grand Theft Auto 5’s sales – $800 million in its first day – all that impressive.

“It [GTAV] will achieve around $1 billion in revenue on consoles in just one month. Sounds impressive doesn’t it? No. That’s not impressive.”

Why? Well, of course it’s because of some mobile games which are “achieving between $3 million and $5 million a day. That is impressive.” The resources needed to create a single mobile game are astronomically lower than funding Grand Theft Auto 5, of course, so mobile games developers see far higher returns. However, considering that both games are on totally separate platforms with different pricings and audience expectations, it’s hard to actually compare the two. In fact, nearly impossible sounds more accurate.

Regardless, what are your thoughts on the same? Do you think Molyneux has a point?


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