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Grand Theft Auto 5 sales pass 165 million mark

It’s rare to see a decade-long game put up the kind of numbers that Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to clock up.

Released in 2013, the game has only grown in popularity over time and established itself as one of the most profitable entities for Rockstar Games. Recently, the game hit a major milestone by crossing the 165 million mark in terms of sales.

In February this year, Take-Two Interactive released their official sales figure which revealed that 160 million copies of GTA 5 had been sold. What was remarkable was that GTA 5 hit $1 billion in retail sales at a much faster rate than any other game in history. In terms of unit and dollar sales, GTA 5 has been the best-selling game in the United States for the past 10 years.

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Considering the turnover published in February, we can say that overall sales jumped by 5 million. In terms of sales, the growth the game has seen in just three months is nothing short of spectacular.

According to an official announcement made by Take-Two Interactive, the sales figure for all of Grand Theft Auto now stands at 375 million copies. The latest version of Grand Theft Auto 5 launched in March for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Take-Two, however, did not share the official sales figure for the next-gen version of the game. GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was released for Nintendo Switch in February. For this game, the game publisher did not publish any revenue.

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In the recent past, one of Rockstar Games’ biggest releases was the standalone edition of GTA Online for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Much of the game company‘s attention was also on the release of its GTA+ subscription service.

Along with Grand Theft Auto 5, many other games owned by Take-Two Interactive recorded good sales figures. In its financial report released in February, Take-Two claimed that Red Dead Redemption 2 had sold 43 million copies worldwide. In less than three months, its turnover rose to 44 million.