Take-Two Interactive (the parent company of Rockstar Games) recently released their financial results of the fiscal year ending March 31, and, unsurprisingly, the company is doing pretty darn well. A lot of their success can be chalked up to Grand Theft Auto V, which continues to sell like hotcakes, despite being nearly four years old.
According to Take-Two, Grand Theft Auto V has now sold over 80 million units. Only three months earlier, during their Q3 financial briefing, Take-Two reported GTAV had just surpassed 75 million units. So, GTAV isn’t just still selling – it’s selling at an incredibly fast pace.
With 80 million copies sold, Grand Theft Auto V is now very near the top of the list of best-selling video games of all time. If you take pack-in games like Wii Sports, and Tetris, which has been released in countless nearly identical versions, out of the running, the only game to have sold better than GTAV is Minecraft, which has moved over 120 million units. GTAV will probably never catch Minecraft, but hey, who knows? Nobody predicted the game would sell 80 million copies, either!
Grand Theft Auto V sales powered Take-Two to an eye-watering $1.78 billion in revenue, up 26 percent from the previous fiscal year. GTAV didn’t do it all alone, though – NBA 2K17, Mafia III, WWE 2K17, and Civilization VI also surpassed sales expectations. Interestingly, more than half of Take-Two’s revenue ($921 million) came from digital downloads and microtransactions, with GTA Online being the biggest source of income.
So yeah, if anybody was worried about Take-Two after the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2, don’t be. Grand Theft Auto V is the golden goose that just keeps laying, and it won’t dry up any time soon.
[via VG 24/7]