Grand Theft Auto 5 sales reached a total of 115 million copies according to Q2 reports of Take-Two, owner of Rockstar Games. Back in May, total sales were 110 million copies, showing that another 5 million copies were sold since then. Sales reports also show that an average of 10 million GTA 5 copies are sold in a year. For an action-adventure video game that came out in 2013, these numbers are pretty impressive.
The most profitable entertainment release ever
GTA 5 was initially released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013 and thanks to the popularity of the Grand Theft Auto title, Rockstar shipped 29 million copies in just two months. In the following years, Rockstar released GTA 5 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, keeping it popular among gamers, and increasing sales.
What truly keeps GTA 5’s popularity high are GTA 5 Cheat Codes, Community Mods and GTA Online, the online multiplayer mode.
Even though games like Minecraft and Tetris have sold more copies, GTA 5 remains as the most profitable entertainment release ever, generating more revenue than any other game published on consoles or PC.
Can Red Read Redemption 2 out-sell GTA 5?
In the same quarterly fiscal reports, Take-Two announced the sales of other popular video game titles. Red Dead Redemption 2, the western-themed game that came out in November 2018, has reached 26.5 million copies. Borderlands 3, another fan favourite, sold 7 million copies in just 2 months after it’s release back in September.
Even though it’s unlikely for these games to reach the sales numbers of GTA 5, the numbers are still in green for Take-Two.