Grand Theft Auto V Sales Cross 150 Million as Stunning Post-2018 Growth Continues

Published 11/05/2021, 1:13 PM EDT


Take-Two Interactive recently announced the latest earning reports of Grand Theft Auto V- the game sold 150 million copies worldwide. The entire series has now sold over 355 million units. This is such a significant growth for Rockstar Games as the game had sold just 90 million copies as of April 2018.

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According to multiple reports, the sales of GTA V are expected to increase more in the future, as the game is all set to release on next-gen consoles (Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5) in March 2022.

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Grand Theft Auto V ongoing success

The game was originally scheduled to launch on next-gen consoles this November 2021, but due to some issues, it was pushed forward to next year (2022). Apart from this, a standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online is also coming really soon. It will be absolutely free for all the PS Plus Subscribers on PlayStation 5 for approximately three months. The quarter earnings of Grand Theft Auto V exceeded all the expectations and increased 3% over the previous year.

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In addition to GTA V’s ongoing tremendous success, Grand Theft Auto Online is also performing really well now. According to some reports, the player engagement rate has also increased along with consumer spending.

Rockstar also announced the latest earning report of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game sold over 39 million copies worldwide. With this, the series has sold over 62 million copies worldwide.

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This growth comes at a point when many big gaming analysts and industry observers predicted a decline in gaming engagement. Mainly because the world is once again returning to normal situations after all the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns. Now, all the companies and normal lifestyles are back on track.

Well, now it looks like Grand Theft Auto V is finally on the right track. The sales performance of the game exceeded Take-Two Interactive expectations by a significant amount.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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