Grand Theft Auto V surpasses 85m sales, overthrowing Wii Sports
Grand Theft Auto V has passed a phenomenal milestone, with over 85 million copies shipped — more than Wii Sports.
Rockstar’s latest in the GTA series just won’t stop selling units, with more than 10m sold this year alone — incredible numbers for a game first released in 2013. Surpassing Wii Sports (82.83m sales) is an especially notable achievement considering the Wii title came bundled with consoles, greatly amplifying its sales.
Hardware provides some indication as to the game’s success, as analyst Daniel Ahmad noted that sales for GTA V tie in quite closely with PlayStation and Xbox console sales, indicating many people purchase the game with new hardware.
LY, I uncovered a trend that GTA sales increased/decreased in line with PS4/XB1 sales— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 19, 2017
Implying people buy GTA with a new console purchase pic.twitter.com/yLkummIv3L
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GTA Online has also played a huge part in the title’s success, pulling players in with missions, races, sports, heists and more, as well as earning Take Two a sizable sum through the game’s microtransactions.
GTA V has remained in the top 10 of most sales charts since its release and doesn’t appear to be slowing. The release of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are only like to add to the game’s impressive listing as the best selling game ever. It may be a very long time before we see Rockstar’s record toppled.