Grand Theft Auto 5 crowned ‘all-time best-selling video game’

Take-Two announced during its latest earning report that Grand Theft Auto 5 has now sold over 85 million copies in North America.

According to the NPD Group, this means that the critically acclaimed open-world title is now the all-time best-selling video game in the U.S.

The milestone accounts for both digital and physical sales across both the home console and PC versions of GTA 5. 

The publishing behemoth also confirmed that Grand Theft Auto Online contributed highly to the company’s increase in digital revenue, which rose 31 percent year-on-year. The online multiplayer title also represented nearly 68 percent of Take-Two’s total net revenue for the period ended September 30, 2017. 

Elsewhere, the studio revealed that titles such as NBA 2K17, NBA 2K18, and XCOM 2 all performed strongly during the quarter. 

Looking ahead, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick commented, “Expect fiscal 2019 to be a record year for Net Bookings and net cash provided by operating activities led by the upcoming launches of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 and a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises.”

GTA 5 was released in September 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One the following year, by which time the title had supplanted Call of Duty: Black Ops as the U.K.’s best-selling game of all time. 

Meanwhile, the current-generation versions went on to sell-in 10 million copies by early 2015.

Developer Rockstar Games confirmed recently that it previous plans for single-player DLC have now been scrapped.

Source: VideoGamer