Grand Theft Auto V–slated to come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the fall–could be out on Nov. 14, according to a new listing.
Amazon Germany posted a listing saying that the three ports will be out on that date, which is a Friday.
Generally speaking, game launches in Europe are held on Fridays, while North American launches usually come on a Tuesday. However, this isn’t always set in stone.
According to GameRant’s Anthony Taormina, which reported on the German Amazon listing, “This is obviously not the first time we’ve heard a November release date for GTA 5 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and it likely won’t be the last. Earlier this year, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that Rockstar had a 2014 next-gen release in the works, and we now know that title is GTA 5.”
It adds: “However, when Zelnick said 2014 he meant the fiscal year, which extends all the way until March of next year. In other words, there’s no guarantee GTA 5 will hit PC before the end of this year, even if it is very likely.”
Another listing from UK retailer GameSeek said GTA 5 would be coming out for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Nov. 7, 2014.
GameSeek suggests that the PS4 and Xbox One versions costing £44.75 ($76 USD). The PC version costs £36.75 ($62.50 USD).
The Associated Press tech update:
Sony surprises with first quarter profit
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.
Sony’s April-June profit soared to 26.8 billion yen ($261 million) from 3.1 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a loss. Quarterly sales climbed nearly 6 percent to 1.81 trillion yen ($17.6 billion).
The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate, which has been trying to reshape its business after years of losses, did well in its video games, movie and camera businesses, offsetting restructuring costs.
Under an overhaul announced earlier this year, Sony has sold its Vaio computer business and is splitting off its TV division to run as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Sony said it had a 20.7 billion yen ($201 million) operating loss for the quarter related to exiting the PC business.
The Tokyo-based company raked in cash from the sales of Tokyo property and its 9.5 million shares in Square Enix, a video-game maker.
The sale of certain buildings and premises for 23.2 billion yen ($226 million) brought in 14.8 billion yen ($144 million) in operating income, and the Square Enix sale for 15.3 billion yen ($149 million) resulted in a 4.8 billion yen ($47 million) gain.
Sony stuck to its outlook for the fiscal year through March 2015, forecasting a 50 billion yen ($486 million) loss. Sony has lost money in six of the seven past years.