It is rare to see a decade-long game, putting up the kind of numbers that Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to register.
Released in 2013, the game has only seen a growth in its popularity with time and emerged as one of the most profitable entities for Rockstar Games. Recently, the game achieved an important milestone by crossing the 165 million mark in terms of sales.
In February this year, Take-Two Interactive released its official sales figure which revealed 160 million copies of GTA 5 had been sold. What was noteworthy was that GTA 5 $1 billion in retail sales at a much quicker pace than any other game had achieved this target in history. In terms of both unit and dollar sales, GTA 5 is the highest-selling game in the United States in the last 10 years.
Taking the sales figure released in February into account, one can state that the overall sales have shot up by 5 million. In terms of sales, the growth the game has witnessed in just three months is nothing short of spectacular.
As per an official announcement made by Take-Two Interactive, the sales figure of the entire Grand Theft Auto now stand at 375 million copies. The newest version of Grand Theft Auto 5 was launched in March for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Take-Two, however, has not shared the official sales figure for the new-gen version of the game. GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was released by Nintendo Switch in February. For this game, the gaming publisher didn’t release any sales figure.
In the recent past, one of the biggest releases for Rockstar Games was GTA Online’s standalone edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Much of the gaming company’s focus was also on the release of its subscription service GTA+.
Apart from Grand Theft Auto 5, many of the other games owned by Take-Two Interactive have registered healthy sales figures. In its financial report released in February, Take-Two had claimed that Red Dead Redemption 2 had sold 43 million copies worldwide. In less than three months, its sales figure stands at 44 million.