We all know that the Grand Theft Auto series is incredibly popular in the gaming world, to the point of being a cultural phenomenon; a household name, be it for reasons both good and bad. The bottom line for developers Rockstar is that the franchise is making them a lot of money, and now they have revealed the latest sales figures for the most recent entry in the series.
As of February 2017, Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold 75 million copies. What’s even more impressive is the fact that the game has sold 5 million copies between November 2016 and the present day. Bear in mind that GTA 5 originally released on last-gen hardware in 2013; the game is technically 4 years old. These numbers are insane, and really highlight the unique position Rockstar find themselves in. The developers could probably release anything and still make millions.
This coming year promises to be a quiet one for Rockstar, with the only noteable exception being the release of a small side project in the shape of Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s just as well that Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to sell well, then.