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GTA V has now sold 65 million copies

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Grand Theft Auto is a phenomenon, and one of the most popular video games on the planet. With over 230 million copies of games from the franchise sold, its popularity is inarguable. The latest one though? It’s something else.

Originally released on the old gen consoles all the way back in 2013 (which yes, in video game terms is a lifetime ago), and then given a resurgence on the newer consoles a year later, with a PC version a few months after that. And it continues to sell very, very well – more in a month than most other games manage over a lifetime.

According to Take 2, the wildly successful asshole simulator has shipped 65 million copies since its initial launch, which is staggering. In the last quarter alone, 5 million copies of the game have been sold, which means that a year since its PC release, it’s still selling 1.67 million copies a month.

Take 2 Interactive has had another expectation-defying financial year as a result, with a net revenue of $1.414 billion (according to generally accepted accounting practices, even!), up 31 percent from the previous year.

“Our results were driven by the continued extraordinary performance of Grand Theft Auto V, ongoing momentum in our NBA 2K and WWE 2K series, the successful launch of XCOM 2, and our highest-ever revenue from recurrent consumer spending,” Take 2 boss Strauss Zelnick said in a press release.

With new games on the horizon from its subsidiaries – like Mafia 3 and Civilisation 5 from 2K, and new titles from Rockstar – it’s possible that next year will be just as fruitful for one of the most successful players in the gaming space.

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

18 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 19, 2016 at 09:15

    WRONG, sixty four million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine copies.
    (try reading that Zumatello)
    This Admiral won’t support them (both)

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 19, 2016 at 09:17

      Yea, you can see what money’s done to Rockstar. They’re not the same anymore.

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 19, 2016 at 09:18

        They think they are rock stars, but they are capitalist pig dogs!

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      • Ottokie

        May 19, 2016 at 09:18

        They think they are some kind of Rockstars now

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 19, 2016 at 09:20

          Stop copying me!

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            May 19, 2016 at 09:20

            Stop copying me!

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 09:28

            Otto is an asshat

          • Ottokie

            May 19, 2016 at 09:30

            HA!

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 09:34

            I don’t see a denial there!

          • Ottokie

            May 19, 2016 at 09:35

            Neither do I 😛

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 19, 2016 at 09:56

            Lol asshat

        • Captain JJ bound

          May 19, 2016 at 09:25

          Haha.

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    • RinceThis

      May 19, 2016 at 09:46

      I am sure your closed wallet is making a huge statement to them 😉

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 19, 2016 at 09:56

        It is not about the money, it is the principle.

        Yes, it won’t make a difference….to them. But to me, it does

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 19, 2016 at 10:00

          Indeed.

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  2. RinceThis

    May 19, 2016 at 09:46

    Damn straight!

    Reply

  3. BakedBagel

    May 19, 2016 at 15:16

    HueHue

    God reading these stats, and remembering how people tried to get GTAV off shelves makes me kek internally.

    Fuck it feels good.

    Reply

  4. oOqUiS

    May 20, 2016 at 07:52

    Wow that’s crazy…..They can afford to fork out 1 billion dollars on the next GTA according to these numbers.

    Reply

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