So just to get this straight:
Between $1.7billion and $1.8billion in revenue are expected by T2 for FY13 (Source: http://ir.take2games...531&highlight=)
Rockstar is supposedly responsible for 55% of that (same source).
That means R* is supposed to make T2 between $935 million and $990 million this fiscal year which ends on March 31st 2013.
So far R* has only sold something between 2 and 3 million copies of MP3.
Let's just imagine (I have no real numbers onhand, sorry) they made $30 for each of those copies, that would mean between $60 million and $90 million.
So that leaves roughly $850 million to be made with other stuff.
Ok, there is...
- MP3 DLC
- GTA III mobile
- Max Payne mobile
- GTA III PS2/3
Let's be generous and say that's another 100 million.
That still leaves $750 million.
Assuming the $30/game figure I used above was more or less accurate, that would mean they'd have to sell 25 million full price games in the next 8 months.
Let's say MP3 will sell the same amount again and the DLC, GTA III mobile and PS3 versions as well as Max Payne mobile make yet another 100 million...
Even then they'd have to sell 21.6 million more full price games until March 31st 2013.
Citing from http://en.wikipedia...._Theft_Auto_IV:
| As of September 2011, the game had shipped over 22 million copies. |
Hm... maybe you guys are right. 22 million copies of that HD box I dreamed up don't seem realistic to me.
I'm cautiously optimistic.