GTA 5 has sold over 160 million copies. Each Final Fantasy game combined sold 164 million.
2022 will mark nine years since the launch of GTA 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360. It will also be the year that the enhanced edition of GTA 5 will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. March 15th, to be exact, when GTA Online will also be free for everyone on PS5, even if you don’t own a copy of GTA 5. An absolute juggernaut of a game, and as Take-most points out Two Interactive’s recent financial call shows no signs of slowing down.
Take-Two President Strauss Zelnick has revealed that GTA 5 has sold over 160 million copies worldwide. It’s impressive for more than the obvious reasons. For starters, that easily makes it one of the best-selling games of all time. This also means that GTA 5 has sold over five million copies every quarter for the past year. Again, despite its launch in 2013.
When you directly compare the success of GTA 5 to other games, or even entire series, that 160 million sales number becomes even more incredible. As Jason Schreier pointed out, GTA 5 alone has now sold more than all Resident Evil games combined. A lot more in fact, since the latest horror game figures peg the series at 123 million copies sold. These numbers are correct at the end of 2021, so even explain the success of Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil is not the only series to have been overtaken by GTA 5. Even Assassin’s Creed, yes all its games combined, is now in the rearview mirror of Rockstar’s greatest success. 155 million sold to date. These numbers haven’t been updated since November 2020, so they may well be a bit higher now that Valhalla has continued to sell out.
The next series in Rockstar’s sights is Final Fantasy. That’s right, a series that launched its first game in 1987 and is currently gearing up for the arrival of its 16th installment, not to mention all the remakes, remasters and spinoffs, has almost been overtaken by a game that hasn’t not even nine years old yet. Pretty incredible, and with the Enhanced Edition launching this quarter, it’s very likely that GTA 5 will top 165 million in sales over the next three months.
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