Wait, how many copies of GTA V have been sold?

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We’ve told you before that Grand Theft Auto V is somewhat of an unprecedented success; the game made $800 million on its first day, and went on to become the fastest game to hit a billion dollars in sales. It seems to still be selling like proverbial hotcakes.

In an earnings call, Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick revealed that the company has “sold in” 29 million copies of the game in just six weeks. That’s more than its predecessor, GTA IV, did in 5 years. It’s worth noting that “sold in” is copies sold to stores, not all the way through to customers – but it’s still a ludicrous number of copies.

“During the fiscal second quarter, we delivered record Non-GAAP results driven by the unprecedented success of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V,” said CEO Strauss Zelnick. “The title received stellar reviews, shattered entertainment industry records, and has already sold-in nearly 29 million units to date. The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers’ enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment.”

Imagine how many more copies would have been sold if they released the game on PC? It could still happen, along with next-gen versions of the game.

“We currently have more than ten unique titles planned for next-generation consoles, including multiple releases slated for fiscal 2015,” Zelnick Said.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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  • Fnuik

    ” the game made $800 on its first day”

    Thats a real shame for such a great game :)

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Geoff’s proof reading strikes again.

      • Fnuik

        Jip. Now it’s jumped to $800billion. Hahaha. You have to say that with your pinki next to your mouth.

      • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        Gavin’s away, Darryn’s out – there’s very little content, I’m busy making a competition page to give awesome shit away to you guys. I’m sorry I made a damned typo because I have exactly 0 time to do anything.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I cant wait to see what is up for grabs!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            Hopefully not his… uh… salt shaker

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          You had me at competition.

        • Darth fancy pants

          You dont make typo’s, you make words ;p

        • N@te

          Testy

        • matthurstrsa

          Funny, you have time to get all defensive in the comments.

        • matthurstrsa

          Funny, you have time to get all defensive in the comments.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Well if you want to be technical, during the course of the day it would only have made $800 ;)

      • oVg

        for 5 seconds during that day.

      • Marc O Polo

        they would have made that before it was even released with the pre-orders.

    • Ovi

      he told $800 million.. not $ 800 u stupid

      • Fnuik

        Hey fucktart, how about you read the posts when it it written instead of coming here a week late and trying to be smart (something your obviously not)

        • Brian Murphy

          /smh

          It never ceases to amaze me how many people will flame someone for a perceived lack of intelligence, while making spelling and grammatical errors, left and right.

  • John’s (JJ’s) grand endeavour

    If it ever comes to PC they’ll make some more sales.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Also have a shit load of people downloading for free!

      • Martin du preez

        That is if they can get past the fake malware infested GTA torrents.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I was about to say the same thing! lol

        • Marc O Polo

          if i was a gaming developer i would leak a version of the game onto the net and half way through the game i would make it fuck up your computer… but that’s just me!

          • SlTruth

            pirates are more clever than game developers they test their game on their own virtual machine before testing on their actual machine LOL. and if there is any issue they share with each other in their forums. so when people find out game has something like that thing then they will bypass it and find a work around.

      • John’s (JJ’s) grand endeavour

        I hate pirates. Excluding the fine folk from Monday night.

      • SlTruth

        you are an idiot to believe only PC has pirating issue. go and look in piratebay, warezbb, and kat console games are always leaked before the official release date or within the first week after the game is released.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    WOWOWEEWOW! Thats a shed load of sales!

  • Mark Treloar

    $800 Billion?

    • Fnuik

      hahahahaha from bad proof reading to worse

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

  • Rincethis

    That is MAD! 29 mil copies! I can honestly see why though.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Gta 6 on next gen I think will quite literally blow peoples minds! I mean They have reached the point now with Gta games where its soooo goood that other games cant even touch them in certain areas of gameplay and fun plus open world has been set by Rockstar..

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I don’t. I think it’s silly.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Wait till its out on pc! There is so much to this game! I mean every time I play i often get sidetracked by stuff. I mean random things to see and do! Lets you live out your criminal fantasies.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Oh right, I haven’t played it… er… *cough*

      • Rincethis

        HAHAHAH!

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    BE NICE TO GEOFF. HE A KAK DAY IS HAVING :P

    • Rincethis

      Indeed :)

  • Alukard Neck Nibbler PhD

    Amazing game, even if they got burnt by
    trying to grind out every last cent from the game – MP is a heck of a lot of fun. I really want to see
    how they implement the heists.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      I cant flippin wait for heists!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Seeing as Jimmy Boy liked my avatar. Thought id show you guys. I just edited the thing. I want to do one like this myself!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Is that eyeliner?

      • TiMsTeR1033

        No its bruises! carrot?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          No thanks, I have a sammich! Or maybe I should go get some samoosas…

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      This looks really good if I may say so

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Thanks man!

  • oVg

    That record will stand for a very long time.

    1.75 Billlllllllllllllllion in one month

    • TiMsTeR1033

      until the Next Gta game comes out!

      • oVg

        That will still require 6 years of traction. Like this gen, the PS4 and Bone will not even have 20million owners for at least 2 years.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I don’t think 6 years, think around 4..

          • oVg

            Odd to think that between the 360 and PS3 that there are 150million consoles sold but only 29million of them own GTAV.

            Does that mean the rest are all broken? I cannot imagine any console owner not owning this BEAST of a game.

          • Fnuik

            The rest of the console owners are probably still younger than 18

  • Trebzz

    This should have been on GTA :P

    • oVg

      MAKE IT RAIN!!

    • oVg

      MAKE IT RAIN!!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Wow, There’s no way in hell, COD copy-and-paste-fish-AI-ghost-No-Mechs is even going to come close to that, even though it’s launching on 6 platforms…

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