OK, this rant is NOT about the game. I’m loving GTAV.
This rant is about the obscene marketing budget that has been claimed for GTAV. And the obscene shortchanging of the GTAV development budget. I’m hyperventilating with outrage!!!
We have heard from multiple sources that the budget for GTAV was $265 million. Wow!! It should be a hell of a game!
But instead of spending most of that dough on game development, it went to marketing! Wasted on f*cking NYC f*cking marketing!!!! Wasted!!!
In this Business Week article, as well as other publications, the marketing budget is listed as $150 million (!!!!) and the game development budget is only $115 million. So we really have a $115 million dollar game in our hands.
Well, the game looks pretty good, and it’s probably a decent game for $115 million.
But what did the world get for $150 million in marketing? Here’s my breakdown of the marketing budget:
$ 1.0M: Actual marketing for 4.75 years
$ 19.0M: Actual marketing in the last 3 months before GTAV release
$ 42.4M: 5 years x 100 nights x NYC exec staff of 8 x $10,000 per night hookers
$ 87.6M: 5 years x 365 days x NYC staff of 32 x $1,500 daily coke habit
$150.0M: Total GTAV marketing budget
Other links on the GTAV budget:
Just think of what could have been added or implemented in the game with an extra $100 million, that the NYC marketing scum stole. It's a bigger heist than within GTAV itself, and it's real money !!!
Where is Zee when we need him???? He would put those Cockstar NYC c*nts in their places!!!