Take-Two has revealed GTA 5 has now sold north of 140 million copies after a record-breaking year for the game in 2020.
Grand Theft Auto 5 will go down in history as one of the biggest and most successful games in history. That fact was compounded this week when Take-Two revealed the title has now sold in excess of 140 million units. The only game to have sold more than that is Minecraft which has managed to surpass 200 million units sold across all platforms.
Take-Two confirmed GTA 5’s lifetime sales to date during an investor call earlier this week. “Grand Theft Auto 5 remains one of the most iconic titles ever released and continues to exceed our expectations, having sold in over 140 million units,” Take-Two boss Straus Zelnick. This comes after the game sold more copies in 2020 than in any other year other than 2013 when the game first launched on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Even though it might never reach the heights of Minecraft’s sales, the good times are set to keep on coming for GTA 5. Later this year, the game will be re-released on PS5 and Xbox Series X. That will likely result in another surge of sales, not that the game’s sales have died down at all. It is almost always in the best-sellers on various platforms each and every week.
GTA 5’s release on new consoles will also mean the game has spanned three generations. A stark comparison to the PS2 days when Rockstar released three GTA games during one generation. The reality is Rockstar isn’t really selling GTA 5 anymore. The real selling point of the game is GTA Online. The game’s massive online element recently received its biggest update yet, the Cayo Perico Heist.
This all means that a GTA 6 announcement is probably still pretty far off. That’s despite some players thinking the addition of the VETIR to GTA last week covertly revealed the sequel’s announcement date. Until people stop buying GTA 5, which won’t be anytime soon, Rockstar isn’t going to rush with development on a game designed to replace it. The good news is with the constant updates to GTA Online, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
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