GTA 5 for Xbox One and PS4 will appeal to a small subset of next-gen gamers

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Posted 2:30pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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GTA 5 for Xbox One and PS4 will appeal to a small subset of next-gen gamers
The majority of gamers bought the game on Xbox 360 or PS3, says Pachter.

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Posted 3:02pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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""The game is available only to consumers who purchase GTA 5, limiting the addressable market to a fraction of the typical multiplayer audience."

What? Its nothing new that the Mulitplayer-Part of Games comes in a Package with the Single Player. Can't remember that there are many Games where you can buy one without the other.
Does he really not understand that, after all those Years looking at the Gamingindustry?
Posted 3:26pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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The majority of gamers bought the game on Xbox 360 or PS3, says Pachter.

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I don't understand how his words get so much coverage in the media still. He's hardly ever right, which makes him a terrible analyst in general, not just in the video game world. When he is right it's normally a safe bet (for example: GTA IV will sell well).

This article backs up my point fairly well:
http://nintendo.about.com/od/wiilivi...king-About.htm
Posted 3:40pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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Patcher has this terrible habit of only ever basing his assumptions on current events, rather then also taking into account past trends in the industry and announcements that could be game changers (no pun intended) in the future. He once said that he's not always wrong, however the quotes of his the media choose put him in a bad. Well the simple thing is Mr Patcher, that the quotes the media chooses of yours tend to be the most important and the ones everyone cares about.

In this case whilst it's true the majority of gamers would have already bought the game on the 360 and PS3. However considering the mojarity of gamers who bought the XB1 and PS4 are some of the most enthusiastic of the bunch, I would assume a largish chunk of the amount of people who bought those systems would also enjoy a next gen version of the game to see how much better it looks, as shown by Tomb Raider: Definitive Editions first week sales.

Then again the ratio of people who bought the original release of tomb raider last year as opposed to this years next gen version, will probably be a lot less lob-sided then sales of GTA 5 last year and sales this year on next gen. The question is not whether it's financially viable (which it probably would be) then, but whether rockstar will even bother considering how much they've already sold.
Posted 3:45pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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If GTA V Definitive Edition (for lack of a better term) was released next week it would sell bucket loads because there's nothing else out!

If they wait until they release news on story DLC and then release next gen GTA V it will do fine.
Posted 4:07pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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Not sure I can agree, if they marketed it well, bundle in a story dlc and make sure there is a fairly clear performance improvement it will sell fine.
Posted 8:52pm on Tue 4 February 2014
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It's already in process of running on PC - Next gen machine have "simplified PC architecture" - a PC version would be a simple port job to get it working on next gen...
Posted 4:01pm on Wed 5 February 2014
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Once again Pachter just doesn't get it. I have both a 360 and an Xbox One. I bought GTA V for the 360. I will also buy it for the One when it's released. I suspect most people in my position will do the same. Besides, we know that Pachter is usually wrong. As a Wall Street analyst, Pachter cannot be trusted. He's in business to take your money, not make you money.
Posted 6:06pm on Mon 10 February 2014
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I wonder if theyll have the same online issues
Posted 9:04pm on Wed 26 February 2014
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here's the thing, even though this game has an M rating, i hear these little bastard children playing ALL THE TIME. trust me, that M rating doesn't stop a kid with bad parents. if you are thinking of not releasing gta5 for the ps4, even for a split second, you are truly a *****ing moron.
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