Many journalists seem to think so, but can one game really affect one of the biggest console launches to date?
Sony announced at Gamescom that they have already got over 1 million preorders for the PS4 worldwide, which is a very solid figure. One game could dent their sales at launch, Grand Theft Auto V.
While Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most anticipated games this year, here are our reasons why we think GTA V will not have much effect on the sales of the PS4.
-The PS4 comes out 2 full months after GTA V – Meaning that most people will have had time to play most if not all of the singleplayer, and will have had a lot if time put into GTA Online too making them want something different to buy/play. Lets face it, even though its Grand Theft Auto, the hype which there is now will not be at the same level two months into the games lifespan.
-Many people who are planning to buy a PS4 will be selling their PS3′s – While you may think the people who are planning to sell their current gen consoles don’t care about GTA V, many people are anticipating GTA V to come on the PS4. The only reason Rockstar have kept quiet on a potential next-gen version is because they don’t want to affect the PS3 sales of the game when it launches.
-Many want to experience a game such as GTA V with great graphics, not just ‘good’ graphics – Similar t the last point, people who want to play these PS3 games which are also coming out to PS4 (e.g. Watch Dogs), will wait until the PS4 launches or until the title comes to the PS4 to play it so that they get the absolute best experience in terms of graphics and gameplay.
There are our reasons on why GTA V will not affect the PS4′s sales too much. Agree/Disagree with anything in this article? Feel free to comment down below!