I can't prove this, but I have a strong suspicion that Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has a hidden room in his mansion. In that room, there is a large pool of money he dives into every night, Scrooge McDuck style. If there isn't such a room, then the money the dude makes is totally wasted on him. If you're reading this Strauss, I'll happily take some off your hands.
See, Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive continues to go from strength to strength. But would you believe that most of its ongoing success still comes from that one little game it released all the way back in 2013? That's right. GTA V has now sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and I don't think it'll ever stop until there are at least five copies in every home.
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During a recent earnings call (via industry analyst Daniel Ahmad), Take-Two confirmed the impressive number. It also noted that the Grand Theft Auto franchise as a whole has sold over 350 million units. If I've worked it out right, that means that GTA V currently accounts for nearly 43% of games sold across the entire series.
With an "expanded and enhanced" version coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series consoles, and PC later this year, that number is only going to grow. No wonder Rockstar feels it can take its sweet time with GTA VI, right?
Rockstar Games has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V has surpassed 150 million units sold in.- Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 2, 2021
The franchise has sold in over 350 million units. The next gen version of GTA V / GTA Online is set to launch this holiday. pic.twitter.com/yGbKQCO3M8
Also during the earnings call, it was announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has surpassed 38 million units sold since launching in 2018. The series as a whole has managed 60 million. Like I said, there is definitely a Scrooge McDuck money pool at the Zelnick residence.
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