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Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold 80 Million Copies

Take Two tease a new game from a franchise

Grand Theft Auto V has not left the charts since it was released in September 2013, in fact it’s barely ever out of the top five, but the news that it has sold 80 million copies is still staggering. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has also revealed that 75% of the games sold are physical discs and that newcomers to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are the ones who are keeping the game in the charts.

Mafia III has also done well by shifting 5 million copies, and NBA 2K17  has become Take-Two’s highest-selling sports title in history, selling 8 million copies.

The company has also teased “new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchise” next year, but what could that be? Clearly it won’t be anything from Rockstar, or Mafia VI, so my money is on something Borderlands or Bioshock, or possibly XCOM.  Less obvious choices would be a new Midnight Club, a new Spec Ops, or Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids 2.

However, Take-Two will only have a corporate presence at E3 so don’t expect any reveals, at best there will be a Red Dead trailer at either Sony or Microsoft’s event

Source: MCV  / MCV

  1. mugsybalone
    Since: Aug 2008

    Yep, I’d say Mafia VI is looking extremely unlikely for a release next year!

    Comment posted on 24/05/2017 at 12:15.
  2. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    That’s incredible. According to Wikipedia GTA V is now the forth best selling game of all time behind Tetris, Minecraft and Wii Sports, which sold 82.8 million, so it won’t be third for long. I’m amazed an 18 rated game has done so well, it just goes to show that games aren’t just for children… unless of course there’s a lot of school kids learning their swear words from a game in which case shame on the parents, you lazy bastards, teach them the bad language yourself.

    Comment posted on 24/05/2017 at 14:12.
  3. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Wow. That’s insane. Huge game though with a huge following. I must admit I haven’t played a GTA thoroughly since San Andreas. Might give it a while during a game drought..

    Comment posted on 24/05/2017 at 15:47.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Since: Sep 2008

      I can imagine you aren’t massively fussed but it is a superb game. The story is great and the world is so much fun to dick around in!

      Comment posted on 24/05/2017 at 17:59.
  4. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I’d like to know the breakdown between PC and console, shame they haven’t revealed that.

    Comment posted on 24/05/2017 at 18:28.
  5. Andrewww
    Since: Jan 2010

    Congratulations Take-Two, no wonder their shares just went through the roof over the last year.
    Still got to play it at some point though…

    Comment posted on 24/05/2017 at 21:35.