GTA V Has Shipped 32.5 Million Copies
Rockstar parent company Take-Two has revealed that it’s open-world epic, Grand Theft Auto V, has shipped a total of 32.5 million copies since launch. However, this number refers to games shipped, or sold, to retailers rather than sold-through to consumers.
GTA’s success attributed to Take Two’s stronger than expected sales earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2013 and concluded on December 31st. Take-Two has brought in a total of $1.86 billion in net revenue for the quarter, which is an $415.8 million increase from last year.
“Take-Two’s business continued to outperform expectations significantly during the fiscal third quarter,” said CEO Strauss Zelnick. “Our results were driven by robust holiday demand for Grand Theft Auto V, the franchise record-breaking launch of NBA 2K14, the successful release of WWE 2K14, and strong growth in digitally-delivered revenues led by Grand Theft Auto Online. Take-Two was the top video game publisher of 2013, according to the NPD Group, underscoring our positive momentum over the past year.”
Grand Theft Auto V launched back in September, and earned $1 billion in just three days. It has now become the best selling piece of entertainment of all time.