We’ve told you before that Grand Theft Auto V is somewhat of an unprecedented success; the game made $800 million on its first day, and went on to become the fastest game to hit a billion dollars in sales. It seems to still be selling like proverbial hotcakes.
In an earnings call, Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick revealed that the company has “sold in” 29 million copies of the game in just six weeks. That’s more than its predecessor, GTA IV, did in 5 years. It’s worth noting that “sold in” is copies sold to stores, not all the way through to customers – but it’s still a ludicrous number of copies.
“During the fiscal second quarter, we delivered record Non-GAAP results driven by the unprecedented success of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V,” said CEO Strauss Zelnick. “The title received stellar reviews, shattered entertainment industry records, and has already sold-in nearly 29 million units to date. The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers’ enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment.”
Imagine how many more copies would have been sold if they released the game on PC? It could still happen, along with next-gen versions of the game.
“We currently have more than ten unique titles planned for next-generation consoles, including multiple releases slated for fiscal 2015,” Zelnick Said.