Reckon Grand Theft Auto V will outsell Grand Theft Auto IV? Then one UK betting agency wants a word.
William Hill is offering odds of 4/6 that GTA V will sell over 11m copies in its first month on sale or 11/10 on it falling short of that number.
That statistic, although not widely reported at the time, seems to come from Take-Two’s Q2 2008 financial report where it was confirmed that the publisher had shipped 11m units to retail and sold 8.5m copies of the game by May 31st 2008 – GTA IV was released on April 29th of that year.
"Grand Theft Auto V is perhaps the hottest anticipated third person game since, well, Grand Theft Auto IV and it looks set to smash the first moth sales of it predecessor," William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly sais.
Grand Theft Auto V is released on September 17th on Xbox 360 and PS3.