With a week before the release of a very intriguing Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy Definitive Edition, Take-Two Interactive has revealed its latest financial results. And in the end, GTA V wins.
Each quarter, the shock is the same. GTA V shows an increase in sales to make any publisher green who tries to follow the model or impose the development of game-services on its teams. Once again, hard not to be blown away by what Take-Two Interactive reveals, the parent company of Rockstar. Because the game dating from 2013 has again attracted an insane number of players. Grand Theft Auto V now peaks at over 155 million copies sold worldwide.
And if you have followed its course well, you will have understood that since this summer, more than 5 million units have been sold. In 3 months. While it went through PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass and was even offered for a week on the Epic Games Store. And while the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S version arrives in March 2022. A “nutcase”, say the young people, who continue to flock to GTA Online.
GTA and Red Dead Redemption still galloping
This impressive new leap takes the series to new heights. Take-Two confirms that overall, GTA now weighs 355 million copies. The license is behind the games Mario, Tetris, Call of Duty, and Pokémon.
Another big Rockstar cartridge, more recent: Red Dead Redemption II. The open-world western available since 2018 has for its part exceeded 39 million units sold. The second best-selling game in the United States over the last 3 years (as of January 1, 2021), the journey of Arthur Morgan brings the series to the familiar 62 million copies adopted. Here again, we can say that respect is required.
Remember that on November 11, Rockstar will market Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy Definitive Edition. A compilation for the 20th anniversary of the revolutionary GTA III, which will end up with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in a topspin version. This on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. How much will it be perfectly cardboard? And that GTA VI can take its time?