Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

GTA 5 Just Became the Most Profitable Entertainment Product of All

Sandy Mccarthy | 10 April, 2018, 15:15

The game has sold about 90 million units in its lifetime, placing it third on the all-time highest-selling list of video games behind Minecraft, which has sold around 144 million, and Tetris, which when you include all of the random phone ports has sold closer to 170 million.

Compared to single movie releases, like Star Wars or Avatar, it's no competition.

Developers Rockstar is now focusing on launching Red Dead Redemption in October 2018, but analysts have predicted that following the release of that western themed game, we'll start to hear more about what will be involved in Grand Theft Auto 6.

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Competitors such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops, which achieved 26.5 million and 24.2 million sales respectively, fall far short of the total sales made by Grand Theft Auto V and you would actually need to add the total sales achieved by GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas and GTA IV to match it. Originally released in 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360, GTA V still came in sixth-place in terms of overall sales in 2017 in the U.S.

At the time of writing, GTA 5 is the "most financially successful media title of all time". Considering that these films have had decades to acquire this total while GTA 5 was only released back in 2013, this is an incredible achievement that highlights the bank-rolling power of the gaming industry.

"Michael Jackson had a lot of hit albums but he only had one Thriller". By including a story mode that features three of the most memorable video game characters the series has ever released (which is a feat in itself), implementing addicting online play, and letting users do whatever the hell they want. But not just in the video game world. And this means that some music licenses will expire and Rockstar will have to remove a bunch of tracks from the game's soundtrack.

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