Rockstar’s classic Grand Theft Auto V has sold 20 million copies in 2020, its highest number since it was released in 2013. The game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but has had a number of revisions for PS4, Xbox One and even the next generation consoles.
Some video games and the reception from the public can be absolutely amazing and even more so when the title in question has been behind for so many years.
The classic Grand Theft Auto V , which came out in 2013 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has achieved an absolute milestone, since it has managed to sell 20 million copies in 2020, something that attracts more attention if you consider that it is its greatest figure since it was launched in 2013.
“It’s absolutely mind-blowing that Grand Theft Auto V has sold more units in 2020 since its original launch in 2013,” celebrates Strauss Zelnick in a Mad Money interview echoed by CNBC. “It is simply extraordinary,” he clarifies.
Now, after these numbers, the total stands at 140 million copies sold since its launch, according to figures published by Take Two. Most surprisingly, since the franchise’s first title was released in the late 1990s, it has sold more than 335 million units .
In addition, Grand Theft Auto has managed to increase its revenue to $ 227 million this fiscal year, thus establishing itself as the great winner of the company despite having many other games in its portfolio.
“We have many other franchises: 11 have each sold at least 5 million with an individual launch; 67 have had at least a 2 million unit launch, ”Zelnick explains. “ I don’t think any other company can say that. And we are trying to create more”.
It should be noted that the Rockstar video game originally came out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and after several years of success, they released a remastering with countless additions , as well as a major facelift on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In addition, it can also be done Play on next-gen consoles with superior graphic quality.
The reasons for its success are obvious. First of all, an absolutely unique story and freedom of action , as well as a lot of baggage behind it. The second and even more important, the parallel world that has been generated around Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer proposal that can be accessed from the original title and that continues to have a very lively community today.
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