Chart-Track: GTA V could topple Call of Duty
Grand Theft Auto V has the potential to be the biggest launch of the generation, GfK Chart-Track says. The fastest selling game of all time in the UK is Call of Duty: Black Ops, which sold 2m units in its first week. The game that made the most money in the UK after it’s first week was Modern Warfare 3, which made £83m. If there’s a game that can overtake Call of Duty, it would have to be Grand Theft Auto. I don’t think there’s a game out there that’s more hyped than GTA V, and it definitely has the potential to beat out Call of Duty: Ghosts.
“Many people have forgotten the effect GTA IV had on the market back in Q2 2008,” said Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch.
“It sold just under a million units in its first week – only four Call of Dutys and one FIFA game have done better. More impressive still is the fact that it sold to almost one-third of the entire PS3/360 installed base at that time, in just 1 week.
“It won’t achieve that level of penetration week on4 this time, but it has the potential to reach the week on3 summit, which is currently 2m units of Black Ops / £83m for Modern Warfare 3.”