The latest version of the popular video game from Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto 5, will reportedly become available by the holiday shopping season. According to reports a listing on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) pointed to the possible availability of the GTA 5 game by Christmas. A December release schedule was reportedly posted earlier by Amazon for the GTA 5 on its pre-order page however recent reports have indicated that the post that hinted at a December release was removed by the online retailer.
The removal of the post may give indications that the December release schedule for the GTA 5 may have been a mistake. However some industry watchers have indicated that a 2012 release schedule for the GTA 5 is sensible since the video game will be an ideal gift for the holidays. The company will also be able to take advantage of the increased consumer spending during the holiday season.
A competing game title, the BioShock Infinite, was initially expected to be released by October but its release schedule was postponed to next year together with the next version of the Tomb Raider game. By releasing the GTA 5 game in December will allow the company to avoid these major game titles.
However other major games will also be released within the year including the Assassin’s Creed 3 and the next installment to the Call of Duty game. A delay in the release of the GTA 5 game is still possible since there are some instances where developers would further refine the games before they enter the market.
The GTA 5 game is expected to be successful once it enters the market since a good number of game enthusiasts have been waiting for a long time for the release of the next installment to the game.
The excitement for the release of the GTA 5 game will become the driving force in the success of the game once it enters the market.