This previous year saw the highest profits for GTA: Online since the GTA V persistent multiplayer mode was introduced, and with over five million copies of Rockstar's flagship franchise shipped since May, it looks like there's no stopping it.
Another day, another Grand Theft Auto 5 sales milestone.
Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto V has carved its place in history, with sales in North America reaching 85 million copies. Players do not care about how old the game is though, as the updates to GTA Online keep it interesting, and neither does publisher Take-Two Interactive, as Grand Theft Auto V continues to rake in real money from microtransactions.
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This puts Grand Theft Auto V as the "all-time best-selling video game" ever in the U.S. based on revenue and units sold across both digital and physical platforms. With all the success that GTA V has, it is a sure bet we will be getting a sequel but time will tell how that game turns out.
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Grand Theft Auto Online has apparently had its most profitable quarter as well, likely due to "recurrent consumer spending" which saw an 84% increase for Take-Two year-over-year. The game, originally released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, has also been rolled out to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game now has Metacritic scores that range from 96-98 across all the platforms and has earned over 150 Game of the Year Awards.