More than 140 million copies have now been sold.
It’s safe to say that the Grand Theft Auto series has been one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed game franchises to be released. In the case of the latest installment GTA V, it was actually selling more copies compared to when it was released back in 2013.
GTA V is also a game that spans three generations of game consoles. It was originally released in 2013 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 and was then remastered for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. It is also set to be updated once again so it can take advantage of the faster hardware offered by the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5.
To date, more than 140 million copies of GTA V have now been sold, as confirmed by an earnings call by Take-Two. It was also revealed that GTA V sold more copies in 2020 compared to its initial release in 2013, making it one of the most successful games. In fact, recurrent consumer spending (a fancy term for in-game purchases) grew by 28 percent year-over-year, which exceeded the company’s forecast.
To date, GTA V continues to be regularly updated especially to GTA Online, which was highlighted to be one of the key factors to the game’s success. Sales are expected to increase once Rockstar releases the promised next-generation updates for the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5.
Additionally, Rockstar’s other title Red Dead Redemption 2 has now sold more than 36 million copies with increasing player numbers for Red Dead Online. While many are still expecting Grand Theft Auto VI, the developers promised more updates and content to arrive for GTA V for the next few years.