On Tuesday, November 07, Take-Two Interactive released its second-quarter earnings report. As pointed out by many, this included a very interesting paragraph which attracted the most attention. According to the report, Grand Theft Auto V has now sold in over 85 million units. This means that it might have just become the best selling game of all time.
The previous holder of this title is Wii Sports.
Take-Two Interactive and Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Two Interactive Software is a video games and video games peripherals multinational distributor and publisher. The third largest game company in America and Europe, Take-Two is the publisher of the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series.
Known for being a commercial success as well, the action-adventure game just reached a very important milestone. According to Take-Two Interactive’s earnings report, the fifth installment in the series just became the most sold video game in the world.
The reports writes that “According to The NPD Group, Grand Theft Auto V is now the all-time best-selling video game, both in revenues and units, based on combined U.S. digital and physical sales across PC, console and portable.”
The game was first released back in September 2013, and reports point out that GTA 5 sold more than 5 million copies since May 2017.
Quite a number of media sources point out that a significant part of the game’s success could be attributed to its GTA Online. Grand Theft Auto V seems to have been able to grow and form into a popular and persistent online world. It managed to do so even despite the fact that it’s had to deal with cheaters, among others.
Rockstar North, the game’s developer and direct publisher, has also continued updating GTA 5. It did so by continuously releasing free updates that offered players an improved gameplay. They also included new cars and modes, as well as an influx of virtual cash, at least an occasional one.
The latest GTA 5 update was released the same day with Two-Take Interactive’s earnings report.
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