Grand Theft Auto V, the biggest selling entertainment product in history, has now shipped more than 130 million copies worldwide.This new statistic comes from Take-Two’s most recent earnings report, leading to the company to describe GTA V as “the must-have title of the current console generation.”
Earlier in February, it was announced that the game had sold 120 million copies. This means that in the space of the three months, the game has shifted another 10 million copies. Recently, the game was made available for free on the Epic Games Store, crashing the site due to its overwhelming popularity.
Update to Take Two title sales:
Grand Theft Auto V – 130 million units
Red Dead Redemption 2 – 31 million units
NBA 2K20 – 12 million units (+33% vs 2K19)
Borderlands 3 – 10 million units
The Outer Worlds – 2.5 million units
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As well as Grand Theft Auto V, it details the success of other titles, including, Red Dead Redemption 2. The Western sequel sold 31 million units.
The Outer Worlds, meanwhile, shifted 2.5 million, becoming publisher Private Division’s most commercially successful title. According to Strauss Zelnick: “The Outer Worlds is a perfect example of how Private Division can complement our core portfolio selectively and contribute meaningful results to our bottom line.”
Borderlands 3 meanwhile surprised everybody, selling over 10 million units, twice as many as its predecessor, Borderlands 2.
However, Minecraft retains the crown for more copies sold than Grand Theft Auto V selling 200 million copies worldwide, according to The Verge.
Meanwhile, the online world of GTA V remains profitable, as Take-Two reported its monthly users were the highest throughout July and August 2019. Since then, the numbers “grew sequentially each month” from December 2019 to March 2020.
Recently, the Epic Games Store launched a month-long Mega Sale. Many of the titles, including GTA V, discounted in the sale are up to 75% off. Then there’s also the free $10 coupon that can be put toward any game in the store that costs $14.99 or more.
From a rather extensive list, some of the titles up for grabs on sale include Origins and Odyssey from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Borderlands 3, Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.