Take-Two Reports That 'Grand Theft Auto V' Has Shipped 65 Million Copies
Although it came out nearly three years ago for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Grand Theft Auto V remains as popular as ever.
Part of that reason is probably because it also launched on PC just last year, but no one can deny that sales of the title continue to impress. Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick announced during an earnings call that the game has shipped 65 million copies worldwide as of this month. And that is a lot more than the company expected, especially with a game that released in 2013.
Part of that popularity also stems from Grand Theft Auto Online, which developer Rockstar plans on continuing to add content to, including new missions and even crazier vehicular stunts.
"For crazy vehicular action comes a major update to the wild world of GTA Online racing and stunting that will introduce a new realm of creative and fun games," Rockstar said in a statement as reported by GameSpot. The developer also plans on adding new arenas, more weekly events and new modes of gameplay.
When Grand Theft Auto V was released, it quickly became a top seller, earning around $1 billion in just its first three days. And although one might expect such an older title's popularity to wane, it still sells copies: previous reports had 60 million copies sold last month, so that means this month saw another 5 million in sales. That's unprecedented for a 3-year-old title. It's also still the most talked-about video game on Twitter.
But that doesn't mean that Rockstar plans on resting on its laurels: it already has some new games lined up, and it's likely players will learn more about them at this year's E3. One of those new games is possibly Red Dead Redemption 2: rumors began surfacing about the title after maps of the second game in the Western franchise leaked online, all but confirming its development.
The company teased that it had big plans for this year's E3 and an announcement of a Red Dead Redemption sequel would definitely strike the right chord with fans.
"We will be there in a big way," Zelnick told MCV.