Since its launch in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 160 million units, according to Take-Two’s February investor presentation. 5 million copies were sold in the 4th quarter of 2021 alone, more than many games sell in their lifetime.
Grand Theft Auto V‘s sales are second only to Minecraft, which has sold 200 million copies. The GTA series as a whole has sold over 370 million copies.
GTA V has sold even more copies than some entire game series. All Assassins Creed games combined have sold 155 million copies. All Resident Evil games have sold 124 million copies.
The game first launched on the Xbox 360 & PS3 generation of consoles and has been a top-selling title for every console generation since. Rockstar is not done yet. A next-gen version of GTA V will go on sale on March 15th, and it may not be a free upgrade to current owners.
Earlier this month, Rockstar announced that a new GTA game is in development.
Many of you have been asking about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series.
With every new project, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we've previously delivered. We're pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the series is underway.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 4, 2022
Analysts expect GTA VI to release sometime in 2024-2025. Many past leaks and rumors suggest the game is codenamed “Project Americas” and will take place in Vice City. Drug cartels will be a significant focus of the game, and some Caribbean countries may be part of the open-world map.
While this info is not confirmed, many Rockstar games have leaked in great accuracy before their releases.
GTA VI may undoubtedly be the top-selling game of the 2020s. Gamers have been waiting for a new Grand Theft Auto Game for almost a decade. “GTA VI” itself has become a meme, with people joking about how old they will be when it releases.
Me and the boys when GTA 6 Comes out pic.twitter.com/s8g58xQIXW
— KiNG👑😈🦾🅴 (@KiNG_JoKeR313) February 4, 2022
Take-Two holds one of the essential IPs of this generation, and they are set to rake in billions with it. What are your thoughts about this matter? Let us know in the comments below!