Grand Theft Auto V continues to destroy sales records, despite being a five-year-old game at this point. On Tuesday, the title’s publisher Take-Two Interactive announced that the game had sold over 90 million units – meaning that it is third highest-selling game of all-time.
The publisher has previously attributed the strong sales figure to the title’s rather unforseen longevity, aided much by the overwhelming and relentless popularity of GTA Online, which has continued to receive periodic new content and updates since its release.
In 2017, GTA V sold an estimated 15 million units across all platforms, which means that the game was also able to outsell some of the year’s most popular multiplayer titles, such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Earlier this year, it was also revealed that GTA V was named the most profitable game of 2017, raking in a total of $521 million for the publisher. Despite the title’s strong base sales figures, this number was largely attributed to the microtransactions available for GTA Online.
There have been some rumours that Take-Two Interactive may attempt to increase revenues gained from the already highly successful GTA V by releasing it for the Nintendo Switch, but no concrete evidence has been provided for such assertions.
It will be interesting to see if Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games are able to emulate GTA V’s success with the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, due to be released October of this year.
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