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GTA 5, Which Is 6 Years Old, Continues To Sell Incredibly Well

Rockstar's 2013 game is still selling better than most titles even six years after release.


Grand Theft Auto V has reached yet another massive sales milestone. The Rockstar Games open-world action game has now reached almost 110 million copies shipped, parent publisher Take-Two Interactive announced on an earnings call today. That is up from the 100 million figure announced in November 2018. This means that Grand Theft Auto V, which was initially released in 2013, shipped around 10 million copies since the previous figure was announced.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said GTA V and GTA Online performed better than expected for the publisher. GTA Online is the game's multiplayer mode, and it brings in money from its various microtransactions.

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GTA V's ongoing success is due in part to the game's quality: it is very good. Zelnick said it has proven to be must-have title on any system that it's on. Not only that, but GTA Online receives regular updates to keep things fresh and interesting for players.

GTA V was originally released in 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360 before coming to PS4 and Xbox One a year later. A PC edition was released in 2015.

Fans have for a long time wondered if GTA V would get single-player DLC, but Rockstar confirmed in 2017 that the game will never add new story content. "We did not feel single-player expansions were either possible or necessary, but we may well do them for future projects," Rockstar design director Imran Sarwar said.

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