Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) has reached the figure of 160 million units sold worldwide. Take-Two Interactive has presented this Monday the financial results corresponding to the third quarter of this fiscal year, the one ended on December 31, with results within its financial forecasts. It stands out, above all, that GTA V has managed to ship another 5 million more copies since the last report, which dated until September 30; and raises the total number of the series to 370 million copies adding all deliveries.
Grand Theft Auto V, eight years making history
This is the third quarter in a row that GTA V has managed to sell 5 million copies in a single quarter; data that reflects the great commercial performance of an unprecedented product thanks to a persistent and incombustible sales rhythm. Rockstar Games recalls in its report that it is the entertainment product that has fastest reached 1,000 million dollars in store sales revenue in all history. To date, it exceeds 6,000 million dollars since its premiere in 2013.
In the same way, they highlight to their investors that it is the best-selling game of the past decade in the United States, both in copies sold and in sales. To all this we must add the premiere of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, the new generation of Sony and Microsoft, respectively, this coming March 15.
GTA Online, Rockstar’s biggest contributor every quarter
And it is precisely the online mode of GTA V that has allowed Take-Two to close a quarter with such good results. During the quarter ended on December 31, the North American parent company invoiced 903.2 million dollars, 5% more than at the same time a year ago. Of this amount, it stands out that 61% of total income comes from recurring expenses; what we understand as in-game purchases, additional downloadable content and microtransactions with virtual money. On March 15, a standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be released on PS5 and Xbox Series.
The digital income amounted to 88% of the total turnover of Take-Two during the past quarter. In parallel, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold nearly 43 million units, while the NBA 2K saga stands at around 121 million copies throughout its history (3 million more than last quarter).
Rockstar Games confirmed last week the development of the next installment in the series, which we know under the tentative name of GTA 6. The title is “in progress”.
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