GTA 5 has sold 54 million copies.
Take-Two Interactive (publisher and owner of many gaming companies, including Rockstar Games) in the financial report for the current year announced that the game Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 54 million copies on all platforms.
According to the latest data, Take-Two Interactive this year achieved excellent financial results, increasing its profit by 142%, reaching $366.4 million, more than twice beating last year's result of $151.6 million.
Most copies of GTA 5 sold to retailers and not the end user. The current figure of 54 million copies, not much higher than for the first quarter of 2015 year, which amounted to 52 million copies, as of February 2015. By the way, compared with a reading of seven million copies sold of the game more than the result of the last quarter of 2014. Does this mean that the dynamics of sales of GTA 5 in the future, waiting for further decline? We wouldn't count on it.
Take-Two Interactive has earned the most profits on GTA 5 and GTA Online, after these games are NBA 2K15, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and WWE 2K15.
The head of Take-Two Interactive's Strauss Zelnick said in an interview that this excellent result was achieved, among other things, due to the ongoing demand for GTA 5 and NBA 2K15. Also, for a huge profit Take-Two Interactive can thank the buyers expense on additional products associated with the game, which proved to be much more than expected.
Among these goods and services is the game currency, DLC and more. The sale of such merchandise from Take-Two Interactive has risen by more than 47% this year.