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We knew that GTA V had a great opening day and was the top seller for the month of September. Now, Take Two has revealed a more specific number of units sold: 29 million.
According to a press release detailing the financials, those outstanding sales bolstered Take Two's quarterly results, bringing second-quarter (July through September) net revenue to $1.27 billion.
It's noteworthy that GTA V hit sales like that in a little over a month, while its predecessor took years to move 25 million units – a good sign for months and years ahead. The press release also reaffirms the fact that the company still considers GTA V and GTA Online to be separate products, describing the latter as "the dynamic and persistent online game, which is free with every copy of Grand Theft Auto V."
Our TakeI can't say that I'm surprised that the game sold so well, but I am surprised that it only took a little over a month to eclipse the lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto IV. If anyone thought that the popularity (and profitability) of this series has waned over time, they were just proven wrong.
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Holy s***! I didn't expect it to sell so many copies in such a short time.
Damn! insane numbers right there! :D Im having a blast with the game! Online had a bumpy start but wow its so much fun! Hunting down people for cash in the desert with my big ass jeep! They see me coming but they cant stop me! :D
That's a lot of copies. ..<
Count me in that number come late November. Cant wait.
that really is pretty fast to surpass the total sales of a previous entry even if its a popular series .... guess that just goes to show how much things can change over so many years ( its been what? 5 or so?)
so I guess this means that everyone CAN afford buying new within the 1st couple of days.
Great games sell. Developers need to just focus on making the game great; the cash will follow.
Not surprised, but still very impressive.