Analyst: The Lost and Damned to Top 2 Million Downloads This Year

Rockstar's downloadable Grand Theft Auto IV expansion The Lost and Damned will break the 2 million download mark this year, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Patcher's estimates. nope "Take-Two released the first installment of DLC for GTA in mid-February, and we estimate that the game has been downloaded over 1 million times to date," said Patcher of the $20 expansion. "By year-end, we think that this figure will likely double, giving us greater confidence that Take-Two can achieve its full-year earnings guidance."

Patcher also expects the next full release of Grand Theft Auto series to outsell GTA 4 by up to 50 percent due to larger hardware install base. Grand Theft Auto IV boasted sales of $500 million just one week after hitting stores last year.