GTA 5 Sold More Copies in 2016 Than 2015 - Now Sold Over 75 Million Units

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 12:43 PM
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Now here’s a little something to blow your mind. Grand Theft Auto 5 managed to sell more copies in 2016 than it did in 2015. Take Two and Rockstar’s behemoth really is the cash cow that never ends.

The latest sales report shows that GTA 5 has now reached a major new milestone. Take Two’s powerhouse has now sold through more than 75 million copies, making it the fourth bestselling game of all time behind Wii Sports (a pack in - 107.86 million), Minecraft (107.86 million) and Tetris (495 million). Good luck catching Tetris Rockstar. In total the GTA franchise has now sold through 255 million units.

Where things get even more interesting however is when you notice Grand Theft Auto V actually managed to sell more units in 2016 than it did a year earlier in 2015. Despite sitting at the top of bestseller lists for over three years, the number of copies being sold is actually increasing.

A lot of this is going to come down to the 50% price cuts but it’s still an impressive achievement. Every time you look at the . For point of reference - around 3 million more copies of GTA 5 were sold in 2016 than in 2014, the year of the PS4 and Xbox One remaster.

It’s kind of mind-blowing and it shows that Rockstar’s slow and steady approach pays dividends. Take Call of Duty as an example. The best selling title in the series is Modern Warfare 3, at 26.5 million. Rockstar has effectively sold through three times as many copies as the bestselling COD ever.

It's amazing to think there's still of audience of millions out there still getting ready to buy GTA 5, anyone on GD still waiting on a steeper discount? How have you taken to GTA Online? Let us know!

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11:00 Apr-15-2017

GTA V is a game where the gameplay Story and everything else is well made and creative so this comes as no surprise.Also there's no denuvo here :D

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10:22 Feb-09-2017

If there is quality content, people will surely pay.

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10:31 Feb-10-2017

If there are steam sales, people will surely buy it :)

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12:38 Feb-10-2017

thank you Gaben!

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02:36 Feb-09-2017

I wonder what percentage of the 75 million buyers are actually old enough to "legally" play M rated games XD

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04:00 Feb-09-2017

Haha, I'd like to know that as well :P

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10:32 Feb-10-2017

40/60? I remember when I was a kid and my friends always got the new cod at their birthday :D

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18:19 Feb-08-2017

And does it use Denuvo ? Nope, the publishers should learn from this..

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16:18 Feb-08-2017

Really is a testament to their release model and the post-release treatment.
Yep, still play Online everyday with my mates. A lot of fun :)

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15:35 Feb-08-2017

If they want to see some real amazing sale numbers for an older game then remaster Red Dead Redemption for PC. Then release the new Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC as well. I don't care for and will probably never buy a GTA game, but I would be Johnny on the spot to buy and play Red Dead Redemption.

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14:52 Feb-08-2017

I'm not surprised it sold well on consoles, since Rockstar essentially rolled out the red carpet for console players, PC players got crapped all over though. For one, the game took more than a year to release after it had released on PS3/XB360. Then when they roll out online, PC players getting banned without reason.

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14:54 Feb-08-2017

As a PC gamer, Rockstar and their hostility towards PC gaming has not earned my money. I still do not own this game, and don't intend to buy it.

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14:51 Feb-08-2017

and still, you can't insure your car in single player

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14:49 Feb-08-2017

Could GTA games be considered AAAA titles? They have huge budgets...

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16:15 Feb-08-2017

Which they make back (and more) in the very first day so... yeah! AAAA(AAAAAA...) it is :P Add COD to tat as well.

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20:47 Feb-08-2017

No, I believe COD should be Number 2, as in toilet talk

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14:46 Feb-08-2017

i believe it's due to all those mod menu users being banned and having to keep re-buying the game. Not to mention those who make money dropping in game cash. Also having to buy the game over and over again if you play on different systems. I Bought GTV 3 times for my son (PC, PS4, Xbox One).

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14:55 Feb-08-2017

Actually I have bought a total of 5 copies for my household


Son - PS4, PC Xbox One
Misses - Xbox One
Me - PC

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17:07 Feb-08-2017

i have no idea why are u down voted that much but man why did u need 5 copies ? And i understand if u have 2 PCs but 2 XBOXes damn ( no hate just wondering )

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10:34 Feb-10-2017

Upvote for our rich guy over here haha. Your son is clearly the winner here

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13:17 Feb-08-2017

Quality over quantity. It is not rocket science devs.

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13:20 Feb-08-2017

Yeah, it ain't music theory either

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16:00 Feb-08-2017

Just sayin' good things take time. Big improvements over less games build this kind of legacy.

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14:04 Feb-09-2017

I was just reffering to the meme where rocket scientists say that it's not music theory

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