Grand Theft Auto V has now surpassed 80 million in sales since its first release, according to publisher Take-Two. In the company’s Q4 and fiscal year earnings release, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed that the title has now sold at least another 5 million copies since the company’s last earnings report in February, taking its total sell-in figure to an impressive 80 million, in all formats, since its launch in September 2013.
The title continues to attract and delight new audiences, especially as the installed base of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One expands further,” Zelnick said.
Indeed, he revealed that physical sales are still the driving force behind the title’s seemingly unstoppable success, standing at 75 per cent compared to 25 per cent digital sales: “What’s driving this is that consumers love this title and want more of it,” he added.
It’s unsurprising, then, that GTA V was also the largest contributor to the publisher’s bookings in both Q4 and the fiscal year as a whole, helping Take-Two’s catalogue titles reached an impressive $880.7m last financial year, which is almost 50 per cent of the company’s total bookings for the entire year.
Grand Theft Auto Online had another “record year” as well, delivering year-on-year bookings growth in Q4, and “substantially exceeding our expectations,” says Zelnick. It was also the “single-largest contributor to recurrent consumer spending” over the last quarter.
Grand Theft Auto Online continues to evolve through a steady stream of updates. Tiny Racers, the new retro-styled Adversary Mode in GTA Online, channels the spirit of classic GTA titles with a shifting, bird’s-eye perspective designed to bring you a new flavor of vehicle combat.
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