Grand Theft Auto V has hit a new milestone, as Rockstar’s parent company implies that plans for new story content have changed significantly. Only yesterday we were reporting on the fact that Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 5 million copies in the UK alone, at which point we noted that the global sales stood at 45 million as of February. But now Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive has revealed that that number has shot up to ‘nearly’ 52 million. That’s starting to get close to Minecraft’s total of around 65 million, with only bundled game Wii Sports ever having sold more – at around 83 million. The 52 million figure is how many copies have been shipped to stores, so technically it’s not a sales number. But since it doesn’t include digital sales the actual total is actually likely to be considerably more than 52 million, especially as 75 per cent of PC sales were downloads. The revelation was made as part of Take-Two’s financial results, where they revealed that multiplayer shooter Evolve had done considerably less well – with a modest 2.5 million copies shipped. Take-Two also announced an October 27 release date for WWE 2K16, but more interestingly there was also hints that they would announce a major new AAA title ‘soon’ – and before next April. And considering they’re promising a ‘significant presence’ at E3 next month it’s not hard to imagine what that might mean. As to what the game is, a good guess would be the much rumoured Mafia III; although it’s also possible it could be something to do with BioShock or maybe a brand new IP from new studio Hangar 13. Back to Grand Theft Auto V though, and Take-Two was acting very oddly when asked about the long promised story DLC for the game. Bizarrely Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick denied that anyone had ever mentioned the concept, even when an investor pointed out this was patently not true. Rockstar has been talking about story DLC for years, with this blog post from 2013, which talks about ‘exciting new Story Mode updates’, one of the earliest references to the idea. It’s never been clear how substantial the story DLC would be, but other promises to add more minor content to the game’s story mode – such as new assassinations and new flight school missions – have also never materialised. Of course it took a long time for online heists to finally appear, but at no point did anyone pretend they’d never been announced. The obvious conclusion then is that plans have changed and either the story DLC is much further out than originally assumed or it’s morphed into something else – perhaps a standalone expansion or even a full game such as Vice City or San Andreas. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/19/gta-v...denies-story-dlc-plans-5204594/#ixzz3af9KccW0 TL;DR: this video game was sold 52 million times, and made more money in a shorter amount of time than any entertainment product ever.