Analyst pits GTA5 as year’s biggest release

You may think it a no brainer to crown Grand Theft Auto V the biggest release of 2012, but the industry has changed a lot since GTA IV‘s release, with the Call of Duty series now dominating sales each year.

But EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has told IndustryGamers that, should GTA5 launch this year, it will best even Activision’s mega-franchise in the race for 2012’s biggest release.

“It goes without saying that GTA V will be one of the year’s biggest releases, but I will take it one step farther and say GTA V will be 2012’s biggest release,” said Divnich.

“Don’t get me wrong, Call of Duty will undoubtedly be huge, as it is every year and it may even grow, but if I had to call what will be a photo finish race, I will go with GTA V.”

Could GTA5 go on to best the 25 million copies that Modern Warfare 3 shifted last year?