Grand Theft Auto V is one of the highest grossing, most popular games in history. This is not just hyperbole: Rockstar’s recent report states that GTA V has sold over 65 million copies since its release in 2013 — a monumental accomplishment. According to Take Two’s financial report, GTA V reached the new shipping milestone with five million copies sold during the last fiscal quarter, increasing the number of total copies sold from 60 million to 65 million.
These numbers are fascinating if we take into consideration that the game is around three years old. This means that a game released for the previous generation of video game consoles still ships 1.67 million copies a month, something unheard of. To make this even more impressive, GTA V managed to reach these numbers without a single story-related DLC release.
GTA V was released by Rockstar Games in 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 before being launched for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014, and for PC in 2015. A specific timetable of releasing the game on various platforms certainly plays a big role in its continued success. Of course, an even bigger role is the unquestionable quality of the game.
Take-Two also teased a new exciting project to arrive later this year:
“Looking ahead, we expect to grow Non-GAAP revenues and earnings in fiscal 2018, based on our robust development plan that extends well beyond the current fiscal year. Rockstar Games is of course hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.”
We still have no information about what that project might be. There’s a possibility that Take-Two will confirm another highly anticipated game in the GTA franchise like Grand Theft Auto V, but it could also announce the revival of another franchise like Red Dead Redemption.
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