GTA 5 Tops 75 Million Copies Shipped Worldwide
Parent company Take-Two announces that around 75 million copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 were shipped worldwide by Rockstar Games. The news came after an investor release for the third quarter of Take-Two’s 2017 fiscal year. The third quarter ran from October through December 2016.
The company’s most recent update on sales of GTA 5 came early November. At that time, the company said that it had shipped more than 70 million units of the game. Since that time, Rockstar had shipped around 5 million more copies of GTA 5 in the past three months and about 15 million copies were sold over the past year.
Take-Two says that both Grand Theft Auto Online and GTA 5 have surpassed expectations in every quarter since the game’s release. GTA 5 was originally released by Rockstar on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. The game was then ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014 and Windows PC in 2015.
Although GTA 5 is well over three years old, sales are still strong and the trend indicates that sales figures are still growing. Plenty of people are still picking up the game. Digital and physical sales of the game made GTA 5 the sixth highest-selling game in the United States last year.
GTA 5 owners are still continuing to play the game all thanks to GTA Online and spend money on the game. Take-Two said it recorded the biggest numbers of players in December in GTA Online. The company now expects from the mode to be up for the full fiscal year of 2017 as reported by Polygon.
According to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, the company had a highly successful holiday quarter. Consumer demand for the company’s new releases and catalog titles are strong. Players are continue to engage after purchase. As a result of this, the company delivered better than what was expected and had seen double digit growth in both net cash provided by operating activities and net revenue as reported by GameSpot.
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