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Grand Theft Auto V Passes 85 Million in Shipments and Digital Sales

09 November, 2017, 18:28 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Grand Theft Auto V is the Best Selling Video Game Ever in the US

The release consistently ranks both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V as big sources of revenue in 2017, right behind National Basketball Association 2K18 and National Basketball Association 2K17.

It looks like there's no stopping GTA 5 as the game continues to smash records and earning mega bucks for Take-Two. With all the success that GTA V has, it is a sure bet we will be getting a sequel but time will tell how that game turns out.

"According to The NPD Group, Grand Theft Auto V is now the all-time best-selling video game, both in revenues and units, based on combined US digital and physical sales across PC, console and portable", the report says.

An earnings report that was recently released by Take-Two for their most recent quarter revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has now crossed a major milestone by selling at least 85 million copies since it's September 2013 release.

And looking ahead, fiscal 2019 promises to be one of our best years ever led by the launches of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 and a highly-anticipated new title from one of 2K's biggest franchises.
Especially if Take-Two keeps re-releasing its titles as much as it did for Grand Theft Auto V.

Whoever said crime doesn't pay clearly weren't taking any tips from Take Two Interactive, as the publisher announced that Grand Theft Auto V has now sold more than 85 million units in the U.S., making it the all-time-best selling video game as per The NPD Group. Recurrent consumer spending, which covers virtual currency, add-on content, and microtransactions, grew 66% year-over-year and accounted for 48% of total net revenue.

"Grand Theft Auto Online delivered its best quarter yet", Rockstar commented.

It sounds like this model will be implemented in future games, also. The game now has Metacritic scores that range from 96-98 across all the platforms and has earned over 150 Game of the Year Awards.

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