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Gamers will have to wait until 2012 at the earliest to get their hands on the next instalment in the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise, Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey has said.

In a new analyst note, Hickey said Grand Theft Auto V is likely to release in Take-Two's 2012 fiscal year, which runs April 2012 through March 2013, selling 16 million units and generating $750 million.

That's not the only blockbuster release Take-Two will have in the year, with Hickey predicting BioShock: Infinite will sell four million units, making $182 million.

The publisher is expected to be without both GTA and Red Dead in fiscal 2011, but Hickey expects LA Noire, Max Payne 3 and Duke Nukem Forever to be sales drivers for the year.

Via GameSpot

VideoGamer.com Analysis

As of June 2010, GTA 4 had sold 17 million units. Given the steady sales for the title it must be closing in on 20 million by now and we'd expect unit sales for the next instalment to equal or better that.

GTA4 was released in April 2008, which means four years would have passed come April 2012, should Rockstar decide to go for the same release window as the previous game. The publisher also had great success with the May launch of Red Dead Redemption, although originally planned to launch the title at the end of April, mimicking the launch of GTA4.

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Highwayman

PLEASE ROCKSTAR
Make the game for PC first, then scale it to fit on lowly consoles... as the current trend of console first is holding the gaming industry in the dark ages, it's like designing a Bugatti and putting a mini-metro engine under the hood.

SCRAP the GTA4 engine entirely, it sucked on PC, shame as the game itself was very good and was spoiled by terrible lazy coding and piss poor framerates for NO TECHNICAL REASON, bottom end £300 PCs totally outperform X360/PS3 these days.

Dont make this another "12 month after" release for PC, GTA4 was awesome but had one of the worst rendering engines I've seen... maybe get the team behind "Just Cause 2" to show you how to do beautiful large sprawling levels or better yet to get them to do the PC port, least we'll get Dx10/Dx11 grade graphics and without all the hideous bugs, and not something that looks barely better than GTA3 running at 1/5th the speed
Posted 18:13 on 28 November 2010
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RecoN

I thought Vice city was the best :) Hope it stays modern but with the whole Miami feeling!
Posted 19:51 on 26 November 2010
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thegreatODEN

I prefer san andreas over gta 4.I hope gta 5 is more like san andreas.
Posted 18:46 on 26 November 2010
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tvr77

take two are the dogs bo***cks they push some top class titles out, im looking forward to l.a noir myself, gta5 will no doubt be awesome but its to far away for me to get to excited..
Posted 16:12 on 25 November 2010
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Clockpunk

I'd very much prefer to hear about (the long-rumoured / semi-confirmed by Shawn Lee) Bully 2.

The original is still my all-time favourite game...
Posted 16:10 on 25 November 2010
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IndoorHeroes

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Take Two's share value bounce a bit off the back of this analysts guess.
Posted 14:16 on 25 November 2010

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Release Date: 29/10/2009
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
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