Grand Theft Auto 5 Ships 52 Million Units
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has “exceeded expectations” according to Take Two Interactive.
Rockstar Games has revealed its latest financial report and confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 5 shipped 52 million units across the physical and digital realm. Sell-through numbers may be slightly lower but the total number represents an extraordinary demand. Keep in mind that the game has been confirmed to have sold more than 42 million copies on consoles as of February 2015 and 5 million retail copies in the UK.
Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that this was “one of our company’s best years ever. During fiscal 2015, we seamlessly launched five triple-A titles for the holiday season led by Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K15; added an exciting new franchise with the successful release of Evolve; and achieved record digitally-delivered revenue, including our highest-ever revenues from recurrent consumer spending.
“Fiscal 2016 is off to a great start, highlighted by the April launch of Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC, which has exceeded our expectations.”
Evolve has shipped 2.5 million units since its release and WWE 2K15 has shipped 3 million units. Interestingly, the Borderlands series has sold 8 million units in FY2015 and apparently The Handsome Collection managed to exceed expectations with 20 percent of sales in the digital realm.