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!