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‘Titanfall’ financial success on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One compared to ‘GTA 5’

PS3 and Xbox 360 version of ‘GTA 5’
PS3 and Xbox 360 version of ‘GTA 5’
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

Chad Henage has made a comparison between the “Titanfall” on the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One when compared to “GTA 5.” According to his report from The Motley Fool on April 17, the analyst believed that Electronic Arts may be able to overtake Activision Blizzard as the top publisher of the gaming industry within a few years. The recently-released new intellectual property should provide a big boost for the company.

“Titanfall” was released for the PC and Xbox One on March 11 as well as the Xbox 360 on April 8. Electronic Arts took a bit of the risk by not releasing the first-person shooter on other platforms, mainly the popular PS4 next-generation system. Instead, the publisher decided to partner with Microsoft to keep the video game as a console exclusive to the Xbox platforms. Respawn Entertainment, the developer of video game, did hint that the potential sequel would most likely end up on the PS4.

Even without a PS4 version, “Titanfall” still managed to become the best-selling video game last month. According to Joystiq, the NPD sales tracking company revealed that the PC and Xbox One versions of the newly-released title was able to outsell all other software products during a busy month filled with new games. The success of “Titanfall” should give Electronic Arts a similar boost to what “GTA 5” did to Take-Two Interactive.

The fifth main installment of the popular “Grand Theft Auto” series broke numerous sales records for an entertainment product by raking in a billion dollars of revenue within a few days of being released last year. As a result, Take-Two Interactive reported a 90 percent increase in revenue last quarter while the “GTA Online” multiplayer mode also boosted the digital sales for the company by 42 percent. You can find a screen from the open-world action-adventure game from the Rockstar Games Twitter page with the photo added to the top of this article.

Unlike Electronic Arts with “Titanfall,” Take-Two Interactive is most likely releasing their software product on new platforms in the future. Numerous retailers are listing “GTA 5” for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The release date for the new versions is expected to be set sometime during the summer launch window.