While gamers are getting hyped about GTA 6, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) is on the brink of achieving a significant milestone with nearly 200 million copies sold, according to the latest financial results from publisher Take-Two Interactive.
The enduring success of GTA 5 can be attributed mainly to its ever-popular GTA Online service and the introduction of Shark Cards for in-game currency, which have contributed significantly to its ongoing profitability.
Across the entire Grand Theft Auto franchise, a staggering 420 million games have been sold, with GTA 5 accounting for nearly half of that total. It remains the best-selling title in the US over the past decade regarding units sold and revenue generated.
Initially released in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, GTA 5 has seen subsequent ports to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with re-releases for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2022.
While GTA 5 enjoys unparalleled success, its Rockstar Games counterpart, Red Dead Redemption 2, has also achieved significant sales milestones. Since its launch six years ago, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold an impressive 61 million copies, making it the second best-selling game in the US during that period.
Despite Red Dead Redemption 2’s remarkable sales figures, it pales compared to the monumental success of GTA 5, which has set the bar high for Rockstar Games’ future releases.
Speaking of which, anticipation is mounting for the highly anticipated GTA 6, with its first trailer released in December. While an official release date for GTA 6 remains unspecified, Ubisoft has tentatively slated its launch for sometime in 2025.