Analysts are starting to predict what they expect Grand Theft Auto V to sell this year. The title is set to be released on September 13 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is the latest release in the hit Take-Two franchise.
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian expects Grand Theft Auto V to ship around 13 million units in the launch window and to sell around 20 million units by the end of the year.
Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz is predicting the game to sell around 18 million units by the end of the year. However, he admits it is a guessing game and it could sell anywhere from 15 million and 25 million units.
Grand Theft Auto V pre-orders have jumped up ever since the gameplay trailer was shown in July. The game has 835,124 pre-orders as of the week ending July 27, 2013. The Xbox 360 version has 449,209 pre-orders, while the PlayStation 3 version has 385,915 pre-orders.