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Grand Theft Auto V Sells 45 Million Copies; 10M on Next Gen
Take Two Interactive have shared their financials for Q3 FY2015, ended December 31, 2014. The details revealed their dominance in the market and an impressive performance by the popular GTA V.
The title which was originally released back in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, has managed to sell 45 million copies across the globe. Back in August, it was revealed that the game has sold 34 million units. This means that since then, 11 million units have been sold.
Specifically, the game sold 10 million units on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, making it one of the top selling next-gen games. The number is highly impressive and will go even higher when GTA V hits PC on March 24.
This was confirmed by Take-Two by saying:
Launched Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Grand Theft Auto V is the highest-rated game to date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One*, and has now sold-in more than 45 million units on console, including nearly 10 million units on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The company further added:
Take-Two’s positive momentum was demonstrated once again, as we delivered exceedingly strong third quarter revenues and profits, and finished the quarter with nearly $1 billion in cash and short term investments.” said Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick.
GTA Online has a huge hand in GTA V’s success, and with the soon to be released Online Heists, GTA online will gain even more popularity.
Take-Two has found success by making players play a game for a longer period for time and making them spend real money within the digital walls of GTA.
On consoles, GTA Online has been the largest contributor in Take-Two’s online sales. In the latest quarter alone it provided $217 million in sales.