Grand Theft Auto V sales top 29 million worldwide
posted on 10.29.13 at 04:15 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Surpasses Grand Theft Auto IV lifetime sales in six weeks.

Grand Theft Auto V sales have topped nearly 29 million units worldwide, Rockstar Games parent Take-Two announced in its Q2 2014 fiscal results.

The game, which received over 160 perfect scores worldwide, is the fastest-selling entertainment release in history, grossing over $800 million in retail sales during the first 24 hours after launch and over $1 billion in three days.

Six weeks after launch, Grand Theft Auto V‘s sales have already surpassed lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto IV.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Its a damn juggernaut.

  • 罪罰

    Hehe, and how will CoD surpass this, Activision?

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      I feel like there isn’t much hype for Ghosts

      • Gariya

        As it should be.

        Maybe the gritty AAA dudebro shooter trend can finally die off. It has been going on for too long.

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Well I never said anything about it dying out, just that “I feel” there isn’t much hype.
          Its still most likely going to sell bucketloads.

        • Kiryu

          Could not agree more,so tired of shooters in this gen.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          and watch you be in for a shock.

          • HeatPhoenix

            Not more than GTA, though.

    • Kevadu

      By coming out ever year.

      Yeah, even CoD can’t match the sales of GTA V, but how many years has it been since GTA IV? How many CoD games have been shat out in the meantime?

      They’re doing just fine…

  • DietSoap

    I can’t believe this is even possible.

    Can you imagine how sales will look after the inevitable PC and PS4 versions? When it’s down to $20 retail? 5 years out when it’s selling for $5 on Steam?

  • McPoo

    Excellent stuff. I’m loving GTA Online at the minute. Everyone’s so quick to kill each other that I can grab a bmx, cycle near another persons car to goad them into chasing me, then take off, bunny hopping over barriers and ducking down alleys until they get pissed off and start shooting. It’s like playing Premium Rush: The Game.

  • Noctionus

    You know what can Square Enix and Capcom learn from Rockstar?.
    “If it an’t broke, don’t fix it goddamnit!.”

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      But Rockster fix and improve what isn’t broken all the time.

      • Noctionus

        Rockstar keeps the same formula to make a GTA game and look GTAV sells like a hotcake. Square Enix and Capcom? lawl.

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          It may be the same “basic” formula, but they improve and change a lot of things. SE and Capcom make a lot more games than Rockstar, who makes less games and are able to focus heavily on it. Even then, many of SE’s long running franchises have the same basic formula, its just people may or may not like the changes/improvements – even Final Fantasy.

          Capcom? Yeah, they’re practically hopeless.

          • Noctionus

            The problem with SE is that they have removed too many ‘basic’ formula for a FF game. HD town, fully controllable party, a goddamn ending, etc. Yes, I am talking about FFXIII.

            • FitzpatrickPhillips

              FFXIII isn’t the only game SE has made.

              • Noctionus

                So is GTAV. :p

              • Budgiecat

                Squaresoft > Square-Enix

                Back when they actually had an extensive library past FF & DQ and KH spin offs and relying on Western devs from companies they bought (Eidos)

  • LordKaiser weird people there in GTAV Online.

    • McPoo

      Lol saw this yesterday.

      I’ll often be cruising round Los Santos when suddenly I hear someone robbing a store, yelling “GIMME ALL DA MONEY NOOOOOW” into their headsets :p

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  • Budgiecat

    Why not 30 million….

    • Karl Josef

      lol wait for it.

  • Pekola

    29 million!!!!?

    Is this the best selling game in the history of gaming!? Wat. I only wish other games sold this much.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    They wouldn’t get that much monies if they released a PC version right away.

  • miyamoto

    Poor Wi U