Will the launch of GTAIV affect Iron Man ticket sales?

Now this is an odd idea, indeed. A guy with my dad’s name (Mike Hickey) at Janco Partners is speculating that the release of GTAIV, arguably the most anticipated game of the year, could perhaps sap ticket sales from Iron Man.

Wait, what?

The reasoning is that they come out the same week, and that geeks will be too busy trying to beat the game to go out and see a dope-looking superhero film.

I guess it’s sort of like when everyone played Wookie-hooky when Episode I came out, except Iron Man isn’t going to blow Ewok.

Analyst: Iron Man film could suffer from GTA IV release [Joystiq]