Even nine years after its release, GTA 5 continues to soar. If players who are eagerly waiting for GTA 6 are completely tired of its galore releases, the game continues to sell in pallets.
Colossal sales for GTA 5
It’s official. There are now more copies of GTA 5 in circulation than French, British and Belgians combined. On the occasion of its financial report for the past quarter, Take Two took stock of the sales figures for its cash cow. Since 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 170 million copies. The PS5 versions and Xbox Series also already display 5 million copies sold, which is rather impressive for yet another release.
To put these colossal figures into perspective, England, France and Belgium together account for more than 146 million inhabitants. This is less than the number of copies of GTA 5 in circulation in the world. Waiting, Rockstar also continues to line its pockets thanks to GTA Online whose figures for the last fiscal quarter have not been revealed. The online component of the game will still continue to have content through special weeks and new updates. Priority is given to GTA 6 regardless, and several projects have reportedly been canceled to focus efforts on developing the studio’s next hit.