STOP BUYING GTA V PLEASE I BEG YOU
If Rockstar having the collective balls-of-a-generation in their own, personal, Billion dollar-vice-grip enough wasn't enough, the news out today showing just how much of our money they've collected, should be.
Grand Theft Auto V has now sold in 140 million units.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2021
This is up 20m units from last year and Take Two says 2020 has been the best selling year for the game since 2013, despite being free on the Epic store at one point.
A version is still planned for PS5 and XBSX|S this year. pic.twitter.com/A2ruL0DrEy
Grand Theft Auto has become one of the biggest cash cows in gaming, and Rockstar is continuing to rake in profit, and at higher levels, for their 8-year-old game. In 2020 Rockstar sold more than 20 million units, the most since the game's release in 2013.
In terms of other Take Two games:— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2021
Red Dead Redemption has sold in 36 million units
NBA 2K21 has sold in over 8 million units and is on its way to sell as well as last years game.
Mafia Definitive Edition still selling above expectations. pic.twitter.com/OGeimf4sFv
So at this rate, more people will have bought GTA over the next ten years than the previous. And with the sparse rumor here and there about a potential GTA VI on the horizon I can't help but wonder, where is the motivation for Rockstar to release a follow-up.
And yes, older games do have long buying lives, though compared to other popular titles, GTA is still in a world of its own.
Couple of points to note here:— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 9, 2021
1. GTA V continues to sell at a rapid pace. GTA RP should help boost the game this year too. Online continues to be a key part of the franchise
2. NBA 2K21 is selling as well as last years game despite the new $70 price point (shocking)
So please, if you ever want to see a new Grand Theft Auto, stop buying the old game!