The pre-order numbers for "Grand Theft Auto 5" are astronomical.
Surprised? Neither are we.
According to VGChartz, a grand total of 2,100,371 copies of "GTA 5" for Xbox 360 were pre-ordered, while gamers pre-ordered a total of 1,421,835 copies of "GTA 5" for PS3. That brings the total pre-order "GTA 5" pre-order numbers to 3,522,206 copies. Keep in mind that these are only U.S. figures.
It's also worth noting the significant difference between "GTA 5" Xbox 360 pre-orders and "GTA 5" PS3 pre-orders. As for "GTA 5" for Xbox 360, 678,536 more copies of it were pre-ordered than for the PS3 version.
What's more, the pre-order numbers for "GTA 5" currently dwarf the pre-order numbers for both "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Battlefield 4," both of which are due out this fall. 482,204 copies of "Call of Duty: Ghosts" for Xbox 360 have been pre-ordered, while 243,861 copies of the game for PS3 have been purchased. "Call of Duty: Ghosts" PS4 pre-orders currently total 254,430, while Xbox One "Call of Duty: Ghosts" pre-order total 248,524.
304,812 copies of "Battlefield 4" for Xbox 360 have been pre-ordered, while 165,832 copies of "Battlefield 4" for PS3 have been purchased. As for the next-gen consoles, 253,077 copies of "Battlefield 4" for PS4 have been pre-ordered, while 132,452 copies of "Battlefield 4" for Xbox One have been sold. All of these figures are courtesy of VGChartz.com.
Both military shooters will get a big boost due to the fact that they will be available for the Xbox One and PS4 as well as the Xbox 360 and PS3. Official announcements regarding a "GTA 5" release for PC, PS4 or Xbox One have yet to be made, though recent evidence suggests that "GTA 5" will come to those platforms eventually.
While pre-order numbers for "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Battlefield 4" will certainly be much more competitive when compared with the pre-order numbers for "Grand Theft Auto 5" once we near the release dates for both shooters, it remains to be seen whether either of these games can knock "GTA 5" off its lofty pre-order perch.
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