Contributes almost 50 percent of bookings in Take Two’s catalogue for the quarter.
Take Two Interactive has announced in its recent fourth quarter and fiscal year earnings report that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold more than 80 million units in its lifetime. In fact, since its last report in February, the open world title has sold an additional 5 million units. For a game that launched in September 2013, that’s not too shabby.
Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that, “The title continues to attract and delight new audiences, especially as the installed base of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One expands further.”
Speaking to MCV, Zelnick also said that physical sales have proven a major boon for the game’s success. Thus far, 75 percent of sales have been physical and 25 percent are digital. “What’s driving this is that consumers love this title and want more of it.”
Zelnick also notes that GTA 5 helped the company reach $880.7 million in the last financial year, accounting for nearly 50 percent of total bookings. Grand Theft Auto Online also saw a “record year” with bookings growing year-on-year and “substantially exceeding our expectations.” Zelnick called it the “single-largest contributor to recurrent consumer spending” in the last quarter.
Elsewhere, it was announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to Spring 2018. It looks like Grand Theft Auto 5’s reign will continue for the time being then.