Rockstar Games’ GTA V has proven to be an unstoppable force. The latest open world action-adventure installment to the series continues to crunch impressive sales numbers even after three years of its release. Most games barely survive the first.
This week’s UK sales charts revealed that GTA V has now sold more than 6 million copies in the region alone. Do note that the monstrous figure only includes physical copies and not digital, a medium which has grown vastly popular over recent years.
Is the news surprising? Absolutely not. Every single sales chart surfacing from UK and other regions have mostly always featured GTA V in its top 10 list. The open world title has simply refused to be knocked out of the best sellers list even with new games (a few major hitters) releasing. According to reports, GTA V remained in the top 10 of UK physical sales chart for more than 130 weeks of the 170 weeks since its release. That’s remarkable… and scary.
Based on most recent numbers, GTA V has shipped more than 70 million copies worldwide since 2013 across all platforms. It released in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a year later. It finally launched for PC in April 2015.
Besides its amazing single-player experience, Rockstar’s decision to include a GTA Online mode has worked incredible for the developer. It continues to expand the online module with regular updates. It was only last week that Rockstar Games released a free expansion to give players new ways to steal cars.
Last year, parent company Take-Two Interactive confirmed that GTA Online featured over 8 million players on a weekly basis. That number has since then not been updated but is likely to have increased. Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick registered a year-over-year growth for GTA Online only last month.
We’re probably not seeing another GTA game for a while now.