Right, so it turns out this Grand Theft Auto franchise we keep hearing about might just catch on after all. It seemed pretty shaky after the very obscure releases of Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA IV, but Grand Theft Auto V looks like a clear winner.
Putting my terrible attempt at sarcasm aside for a moment, GTA V has been an absolute beast at retail, moving over 45 million units out of the warehouse and into brick-and-mortar stores around the world, with over 10 million of those on new-gen hardware. If that wasn’t impressive enough, don’t forget that this number doesn’t include the digital copies sold across all platforms, or the highly anticipated PC version of GTA V that launches next month.
So yeah, much to the surprise of everyone, I think Grand Theft Auto is here to stay. Who could’ve known that if you create amazing games many people love playing, they’ll come out in droves to buy them? I suspect other game developers may start looking into this model.