Getting on for two years old now, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still selling like gangbusters. Take-Two has announced the latest figures, revealing a staggering 54 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V have been shipped worldwide, making it the fourth best-selling game of all time.
54m units means it’s only trailing to the likes of Minecraft, Wii Sports and Tetris, but we wouldn’t mind betting that on revenue alone it’s usurped all three with ease. Two million copies alone have been sold in the last quarter, which Take-Two has put down to the hugely successful, if long in the waiting, PC port of GTA 5.
"Nearly two years after its record-shattering launch, Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to outperform expectations," said chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick. "On April 14, Rockstar Games brought this groundbreaking title to PC with a number of enhancements, generating stellar reviews and strong digitally delivered sales.
"In addition, we benefited from ongoing demand for the console versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, particularly as the installed bases of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One expand."
Grand Theft Auto Online was cited as the single largest earner for Take-Two, so it seems plenty of people are snapping up those money pack microtransactions. 70% of internet-connected GTA 5 players have had a go at GTA Online, and the average number of users is actually up 40% year on year, so it’s got some serious legs.
Do you think the overwhelming success of Grand Theft Auto V means we can expect a VI soon? Or do you reckon Rockstar's working on another Red Dead game?