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Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter estimated development cost for Grand Theft Auto V to have already cost Take-Two $80 million to develop.
With an expected 2012 release date for GTA V, it is safe to assume that the game development cost will match that of GTA IV’s $100 million price tag.
GTA V TO SELL 18 MILLION UNITS
Video game analyst Michael Pachter estimated that Grand Theft Auto V will sell “at least 18 million units.”
The analyst also hinted that if GTA V can hold up to its predecessors that it might reach 24 million units.
“We expect the next Grand Theft Auto to sell at least 18 million units, representing a 20% attach rate to the estimated 2011 year-end installed base of PS3 and Xbox 360 in the U.S. and Europe.”
“At this level, we estimate that Grand Theft Auto will generate at least $2.65/share in incremental EPS, making Take-Two’s forecast of ‘in excess’ of $2.00 per share in earnings during FY:13 easily attainable.
“Should the game sell 24 million units (in line with its historical attach rate), we expect contribution of more than $4.00 per share in incremental EPS. Importantly, the company has a history of providing conservative guidance, and without a GTA game in FY:13, we would not expect management to be so bold as to guide to earnings over $2.00.”
TAKE-TWO FINANCIAL REPORT HINTS TOWARDS GTA V
Take-Two Interactive reported their financial results today for the first quarter fiscal year 2012. Chief Executive Strauss Zelnick said the company has unannounced titles that we will hear about in the coming months. This further sparks rumors that Grand Theft Auto V will be announced in 2012.
Take-Two reported an expected net income of $2 per share in the fiscal year 2013. The last time the company achieved more than $2 per share was after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV.
GTA V CHARACTER CAST REVEALED
Information has potentially leaked concerning Grand Theft Auto V’s setting, codename, and characters. An online casting call posted by Take 2 Interactive hints towards GTA V, codenamed “Rush”.
This is a possible character cast that was uncovered for GTA 5:
- Mitch Hayes:
38 – Annoying, wise cracking, highly successful FBI agent. In great shape. Does triathlons, drinks low cal beer, but still has a sense of humor.
- Miguel Gonzalez:
25 Young Mexican American FBI agent, caught between a few mob bosses. Very clean cut
23 – Moronic, almost inbred and creepy white trash hillbilly. Very naïve but in a creepy ‘it’s only incest sort of way’
- Brother Adam:
Welsh monk / cult leader / yoga teacher – 50, very lithe, very into exploring your personal tension through gripping massage. Needs Welsh accent.
- Mrs Avery:
Neurotic soccer mom, home maker, 48, anxious and addled on pain killers. Very angry at neighbor MRS Bell.
- Mrs Bell:
Swinger, and mellow Californian divorcee. 45. Ugly but comfortable with self.
47 – Weed evangelist, guy who started smoking at 30, and is now a leading proponent of marijuana’s fantastic properties. White, awkward.
- Ira Bernstein:
56 – publicist for an actress known as America’s newest sweetheart who just so happens to love animals, orphans, drugs and sex. He’s always trying to hide her latest indiscretion.
- Kevin De Silva:
18 – Albert’s fat, FPS playing gamer son. Smokes a lot of weed, has anxiety issues and a card for a bad back, very soft, very opinionated. Into making racist comments while playing online.
- Harut Vartanyan:
42-52 years old – Armenian car dealer, moneylender, would be Fagin and would be bully. Heavily connected to the underworld, but irritates people so much no one likes him.
- Nervous Jerry:
48 – paranoiac living in the sticks, near Simon, completely paranoid, and terrified of Simon.
- Calvin North:
55 – clapped out FBI agent who now mostly works offering advice on TV shows – whose only claim to fame turns out to be entirely false – but a decent guy in other ways. Badly dressed. Divorced. Putting on weight.
- Jerry Cole:
53 – disabled IT expert and criminal information vendor.
- Rich Roberts:
English hardman actor, 35, who acts tough but who wants to do serious work – the only problem is he can’t quite read the words.
white 52 yr old loosie goosie hippy rich guy who has lost his money and is getting desperate but trying not to.
45-52 years old – unshaven female spiritualist and hippy with a love of exploring the wilderness. Very into journeys.
29 – pretty boy misogynist Beverly Hills party boy. Made money, but not as cool as he thinks he is.
- Tae Wong:
39 – somewhat incompetent Chinese mobster, loves doing ecstasy, going to raves.
- Taes Translator:
45 – VERY STRAIGHT LACED Chinese translator, terrified of his boss’s dad. Male, awkward. Needs to speak Chinese.There has been no official announcement from Rockstar concerning the character cast of GTA V.