Grand Theft Auto is certainly one of the most well-known and bought videogame franchises ever. Since the debut of Grand Theft Auto III in 2011, the series grew to become the biggest videogame brand on the planet.
That was until Call of Duty entered the fold with its yearly iterations.
"Call of Duty is bigger, and GTA will not maintain its position as the world's biggest mainstream franchise," Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has stated in an interview.
The difference between the two is obvious: GTA games generally take years to make, whereas Call of Duty games are typically in development for 24 months. That allows there to be two Call of Duty games in development at once, allowing for a yearly release from alternating developers.
"Eventually, Call of Duty may suffer from fatigue, and GTA could keep chugging along, but it will be 8 years before we can make that call," Pachter added. While a series like Grand Theft Auto can sell 20 million over a four year period, a Call of Duty game will sell that every year.
Source: Industry Gamers
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