Apparently not even a massive release such as GTA V could save the declining game market this year. That is, if GTA V was to miraculously be released. In an interview with VentureBeat an analyst from Robert W. Baird & Co, Colin Sebastian, has said that if GTA V did get released this year, the market would be in a modest decline at best. EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich agreed with Sebastion’s below comment.
Given the current momentum of the market, I doubt any major releases, even one of GTA V’s size, would push the physical markets back into the positives.The traditional gaming sector is under an enormous amount of downward pressure at the moment, and it will require a strong catalyst to shift that momentum.”
Webush Security’s Michael Pachter said that even if GTA V was to hit a massive sales number (such as 700 million) it would make up “…less than 10% of the expected overall software sales this year.“
No date has been given for a release of GTA V yet but if the game market is in such decline they could just make two Call of Duty titles a year which would pretty much cover 99.7% of sales. Problem solved (though a CoD overdoes would likely add a few new hassles of its own).
Source : VG247.com