GTA5 heading for January 2012 release?

Grand Theft Auto V has been churning round the rumour mill a fair bit as of late, with the most recent rumblings pointing towards a January 2012 release date.

GameStop Germany has listed the yet to be announced sequel for release on January 15 2012 via their official site. While not confirming anything, this listing is in line with some analyst predictions that the game will release as early as Q1 2012, although other predictions pin the release date a little later on.

We personally think January is a little early; wouldn’t Rockstar instead continue with their pattern of releasing their major game for the year around May?