Despite some questions as to whether or not the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V would sell well, considering that 34 million copies of the game were sold across PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, it looks like now-gen GTA V sales are actually doing much better than expected.
According to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, now-gen GTA V sold around 1.84 million units in November alone, making him believe that Take-Two will sell around 5.5 million units in their current fiscal quarter. These numbers take into account both digital and physical sales of the game.
NPD data for the month of November confirmed that next-gen Grand Theft Auto V sales vastly exceeded our prior expectations. GTA V on next-gen consoles sold 1.47 million units including pack-ins in the PS4 Black Friday bundle. We estimate that there were an additional 368,000 digital unit sales of the title, for a total of 1.84 million units. This suggests worldwide sell-through approaching 3.7 million units in November alone, meaning our prior sell-in estimate of 3.75 million units for Q3:15 was way too conservative
Despite the data, Pachter still believes that the total number of now-gen GTA V sales will be limited due to the high number of copies sold on the PS3 and Xbox 360. What do you think of all the sales figures? Do you own a copy of the open-world game on the PS4 or Xbox One?