GTA V hits 52 million units sold

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  1. RenchFries

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    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.
     
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    Not gonna read that shit, Milton.
     
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    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.
     
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    More than the dildo? I bet the dildo makes a ton of cash.
     
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    I had for 360 and just started playing it over again on Xbox One. Been trying to play it only in first person view. Big improvement over the 360 version. It's what all games should strive to be.
     
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    It only counts the amount shipped to stores and no digital sales. I bet it is more.
     
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    that game pisses me off
     
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    I wonder how many bats and balls were sold during this period?
     
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    People still think the big money is in comic book movies.
    Wrong.
    Make a great game and you'll be set for life.
     
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    Cracks me up every time. Some funny random encounters always taking place. I like that you can record,this stuff to a game DVR on Xbox one.
     
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    holy shit i just read the whole thing


































    nah i lied, i didnt read it :down:
     
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    ill be trying to do a mission and some dick in a pig mask will drive by and shoot me :mad:
     
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    You should read it again. Sometimes things this deep need a couple of looks to take in the deepness of it all.
     
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    i bought this game for my ps3 and i refuse to buy it for ps4
     
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    Whenever I hear cop cars around me I stop and try to see the shoot outs. Watched one the other day and only one cop was left standing after it was done but he was quickly taken out by some random Rottweiler,that just wandered in out of nowhere. Love the randomness of it all.
     
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    That's how I felt about the Xbox version but I really do see the difference and it's been awhile, it has replay value.
     
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    i hate that there is no backword compatibility on these gaming systems
     
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    I've got 2 copies of it - 1 for 360 and 1 for ps4.
     
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    I called in sick the day it was released on 360. My day was ruined when a psycho bitch texted me that she was pregnant.
     
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    They let you carry over your online character from the 360 to the ONE, but not the offline main story. I didn't play it much online anyways. Started it all over from scratch.