Take-Two Says Over 34 Million Copies Of Grand Theft Auto V Sold
On the second quarter FY15 earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says that Grand Theft Auto V is still selling well, with big hopes for the new-gen versions. In response to a question, Zelnick says that the company hasn’t reached 100 percent saturation despite huge sales of the title.
The company has sold over 34 million copies of the title on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is up by five million units in the past year.
Take-Two reported sales of 29 million units during its Q2 FY14 call on October 29 last year. The game hit $1 billion in sales in its first three days in September 2013, and GTA Online (free with GTA V) continues to be Take-Two’s biggest digital revenue source.
While this is a relatively steep drop in sales comparing the first few weeks of GTA V’s release against its subsequent year, this an envious tail. There are plenty of games that never reach five million copies sold (or even one million), let alone following release quarter sales of 29 million.