Doug Creutz has further speculated on the pre-order sales of the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One versions of "GTA 5." According to a report from Gaming Bolt on July 2, the analyst from Cowen and Company expects that the next-generation port of the fifth main installment may sell less than his previous prediction of 8 to 10 million copies. The video game was first confirmed to be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PC platforms, at E3 2014.
Take-Two Interactive may have taken too long to announced that "GTA 5" would be released on the two new consoles. Fans were previously asking for the open-world action-adventure title to be ported. However, it appears that most of the community have caved in and bought the original PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, which have combined to sell 33 million units so far.
"GTA 5" on PC, PS4 and Xbox One will provided some incentives that may tempt prospective buyers to upgrade. The frame rate problems have apparently been fixed while the software product should also be able to rendered at a native resolution of 1080p. Some of the textures, traffic, wildlife and other elements got enhanced as well.
On the other hand, some players may find it hard to pay full price to buy the same game over again just for the visual improvements. Although the upcoming ports include all of the DLC so far, the expansions are also available to download for free on the original PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations. Take-Two Interactive has not yet announced any promotional plans where existing owners of the current-generation console versions can upgrade to the next-generation for a small fee.
"GTA 5" is set to come out in the autumn season for the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms in the North American territory. Even with the slower pre-order rate, the video game is still expected to be among the best-selling games during the holiday season. You can find a screen from one of the DLC packs in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Twitter page for Rockstar Games).