Rockstar has reported strong sale figures for Grand Theft Auto V during their latest financial results report – with the crime title selling close to 170 million units since launching in 2013. According to Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick, Rockstar has “capitalized on the momentum from last quarter’s releases of Grand Theft Auto V” on next-gen consoles, GTA Online, and the recent launch of the GTA+ membership program.
Later in the report – Zelnick confirmed that next-gen console players on GTA Online “grew over 40% this quarter,” and were “monetizing at a rate 36% higher than players on the previous generation.”
Zelnick steers onto GTA+ and says the membership program, created exclusively for next-gen consoles, “has seen consistent growth” since launching at the end of March. He then touches upon GTA Online, whose community “remains strong,” with an audience size operating at “49% higher than the pre-pandemic first quarter of fiscal 2020.”
Later, the conference call is handed over to Take Two’s President, Karl Slatoff. The world of GTA Online continues “to grow and evolve” with the launch of The Criminal Enterprises update, which brings new business prospects for players, missions, and “many other upgrades rolling out all summer long.”
“The update also delivers highly-requested experience improvements as well as increased payouts across a range of gameplay, offering players more choices and freedom as they climb their way up the criminal ranks.” Slatoff adds.
GTA V is available on a range of platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Elsewhere, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is currently available across all major platforms. Released in November 2021, the trilogy is a remastered compilation of GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas.
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