We all know that Grand Theft Auto is a popular franchise, but when a game reaches sales of 75 million in three years it’s in the league of Minecraft (100 million) and Wii Sports (just over 82 million). GTA V launched back in September of 2013 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and later launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Not only have they been shipping games like crazy, but Take-Two confirmed via an earnings call that GTA Online is helping with their bottom line in a big way.
Take-Two saw a net revenue growth of 15 percent that equates to a whopping $476.5 million. Try working that out in Rands. By comparison all their other titles pale to the megaton that’s the GTA franchise. Mafia III shipped 5 million copies (4.5 million of those were during launch week), NBA 2K17 shipped nearly 7 million and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI passed 1.5 million.
Don’t mistake ‘shipped’ with ‘sold’, but it’s still a good indication just how popular the game is all these years later. At the end of this year Rockstar will be releasing the very anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, so expect Take-Two’s net worth to grow even further. One thing is for sure, Rockstar is without question Take-Two’s rockstars.