Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 100 million units worldwide. The milestone comes a little over five years after the game’s initial launch, and hot on the heels of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. GTA V is the second best selling paid game ever, behind Minecraft.
Take Two Interactive, Rockstar Games’ parent company, announced the news in an investor call yesterday. The 100 million mark is being reported as “sold in,” meaning that distributors have yet to sell-through some of the copies being accounted for. Back in April, Take Two said that Grand Theft Auto V had surpassed over $6 billion in revenue, making it the most profitable entertainment product in history. At the time, GTA V had sold over 90 million units.
Grand Theft Auto V has been a consistent seller in the years since it launched in September 2013. It sold over 30 million copies in 2013 alone, and has sold over 10 million copies each year following 2013’s release. The game came to PS4 and Xbox One in November 2014, with a PC version in April 2015. GTA V accounts for about a third of all Grand Theft Auto sales, and has made more money than all other GTA games combined.
GTA Online has been a major selling point for the game, and drives much of the games revenue. Microtransactions in the game’s online component have continued to bring heaps of cash to the publisher. Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2 is expected to have a similar impact on that game’s lifetime sales and revenue.
Grand Theft Auto V is now the second best selling paid game ever, trailing Minecraft‘s 150 million unit sales significantly. The unit difference isn’t as significant, as Minecraft is counted across smartphones, consoles, and computers, while also being a less expensive product. Tetris has sold several hundred million more copies over its lifetime, although that total is rarely counted as different versions of the game are counted individually.