Grand Theft Auto 5 Passes Huge Sales Milestone

GTA 6 may be on the minds of many gamers, but it seems Grand Theft Auto 5 is still proving to be as popular as ever according to new sales figures.

First releasing in 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, grand theft auto 5 has since seen multiple versions launched in the near-decade since it has been available. While some gamers haven’t logged time in the streets of Los Santos for years, this doesn’t mean that the popularity of grand theft auto 5 you have died out. If anything, it seems that the game has proven to be one of the industry’s biggest juggernauts in terms of sales, further proven by the latest figures coming from Take-Two’s financial update.


While revealing information on the publisher’s finances, it was also unveiled that grand theft auto 5 has sold over 170 million copies to date. While this still doesn’t knock Minecraft off its top spot for best-selling video game of all time, it does cement GTA 5 as an incredibly popular title. This also means that sales have increased by an extra five million during the most recent financial quarter, likely stemming from the next-gen releases of grand theft auto 5 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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of course, grand theft auto 5 saw the majority of its sales shortly after it was released, but to still have millions of copies consistently being sold proves that the game has held onto its popularity. Thank you Grand Theft Auto Online as well, there are plenty of reasons a gamer would look into picking up GTA 5 even years after it first launched. Updates like the Contract expansion for Grand Theft Auto Online give players constant excuses to return to Los Santos and build up the cash necessary to buy their own luxury apartment or yacht.

While Grand Theft Auto 5’s continued success is impressive, it has also come to some why it has taken so long for Grand Theft Auto 6 to be released. The latest game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise was only officially confirmed this year, but some fans have now realized that with the major successes of GTA 5there wasn’t a need for Rockstar to move on to Grand Theft Auto 6.

With the release date of Grand Theft Auto 6 currently unknown as well, it is likely that fans will have to be content with causing mayhem in San Andreas for another couple of years at least. However, if the sales figures are any indication, it seems that many players are still happy with the experience grand theft auto 5 offers. Ace GTA 5 continues to show its dominance in the gaming industry, many will wonder whether Grand Theft Auto 6 can live up to the expectations set by its predecessor. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick seems to think so, as he recently stated that GTA 6 will set new creative benchmarks for the series, gaming, and entertainment.

grand theft auto 5 is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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