game news GTA 5: Soon the world’s best-selling game? Sales figures continue to rise
Take-Two Interactive has just released its latest quarterly results and it’s clear that Grand Theft Auto V continues to attract a large audience given the millions of copies that continue to be sold worldwide.
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Known for being behind the distribution of successful franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock, Mafia or even Borderlands, Take-Two Interactive is an American video game publishing studio. based in New York.
The company is divided into several publishing labels that are defined according to the type of games and/or the target audience. So we know the names of rock star gamesof 2K Gaming or 2K Sportsof Private Division either social point for mobile games.
Founded in 1993 by Ryan Brant, the firm undertook a first series of acquisitions between 2001 and 2005 before experiencing a more difficult economic phase for three years.
It wasn’t until 2008 that prosperity really began for Take-Two Interactive and it continues today, as evidenced by the increase in turnover in the latest financial report. (Despite the fact that the figures show a drop in the company’s results after the recent acquisition of Zynga). And his main collaborator is none other than… Grand Theft Auto Vbetter known under the abbreviation GTA V.
GTA V or the 2nd best-selling game in the world
170 million… A new milestone and an impressive figure that reflects the success of GTA V around the world. Yes, you read that right, according to Take-Two Interactive’s latest financial report, In fact, GTA V has sold over 170 million copies.including just 5 million in the last quarter in question. A new record for the franchise that exceeds 385 million units sold but remains in second place in the ranking of best-selling video games, only behind Minecraftall platforms combined.
For its part, Red Dead Redemption II does not deserve for its contribution, sales increased by 2 million to bring the total figure to 46 million copies distributed worldwide. If we add the sales of the first work of the same name, these amount to 70 million units for the franchise. Please note that other franchises are also involved, such as Borderlands 3, Civilization and Bioshock also contributed a lot, not to mention NBA 2K23, which was released very recently and has already crossed the 5 million mark in sales.
Regardless, GTA V still has a bright future ahead of it with updates continuing to roll out regularly to the game. But there may only be one goal left awaiting the arrival of GTA VI… Dethrone Minecraft?
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