GTA 5 sold 150 million copies – twice the UK population

GTA 5 – A game without rivals (Photo: Rockstar Games)

A jaguar note GTA 5 currently sells more copies than the sum of all Resident Evil or Zelda, but there are no signs of GTA 6 yet.

If you don’t count Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto 5 is the best-selling video game of all time, far superior to other traditional games.

There is no official list of best-selling games, as publishers rarely announce sales. Wikipedia charts only count Tetris versions of EA (about 500 million with other versions added), consoles like Wii Sports.

So it’s hard to tell if you’re in second place compared to GTA 5, but it’s probably either 70 million PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or 47.5 million first-generation Pokemon games. In any case, GTA 5 runs a ring around them, and by itself sells out all of the famous franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Resident Evil.

First released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013, GTA 5 was ported to the Xbox One and PlayStation 5 a year later, and to a PC a year later. And now it will be released on the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 on November 11th.

This makes it the only traditional video game sold at a fixed price for three consecutive generations.

GTA 5 is barely out of the top 10 in the UK, but the secret to its success is the constantly updated GTA Online, which is why we haven’t heard official information about Grand Theft Auto 6 yet.

The sequel will probably be just as successful, but with no guarantees, GTA 5 has been making incredibly reliable money for eight years.

According to current rumors, GTA 6 is under development but will not be released until 2025. This is unofficial and can easily prove wrong, but the maker Rockstar Games shows no signs that a new game is imminent and a next-generation version is coming. At this point, they wouldn’t want to divert attention from it.

Rockstar owner Take-Two Interactive announced new sales on a financial call (company-wide sales fell in the first quarter), and CEO Strauss Zelnick commented:

“We were the standard-bearer when it first went on sale, but we will continue to be the second-generation standard-bearer and see how Grand Theft Auto works in the next generation. Obviously, we are confident that rock stars will provide a great experience. But you can’t do that with a simple port. “

Zelnick also announced that Take-Two will announce an “exciting new franchise” this month.

This is probably unrelated to rock stars and instead is one of the pre-E3 and previously leaked titles. Either a Marvel Comics strategy game by the maker of XCOM, or “The Encounter of Cthulhu and Saints Row” by the maker of Mafia.

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GTA 5 has sold 150 million copies – more than twice the population of the UK

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