Released in 2013, GTA V is the longest-running GTA game. Even though it was released eight years ago, it’s even more popular than it was back then. Recently, it reached 150 million sales and is expected to get to 200 million by the end of the year.
This is the second-largest single-game sale of all time. It’s second only to Minecraft, which was sold in over 200 million copies.
One of the reasons for the constant success of GTA V is GTA Online. To play GTA Online, you have to buy the GTA V premium edition. GTA Online is an open-world multiplayer game that gets updates and patches all the time, which makes it even more interesting to play.
By March 2021, GTA V had sold 145 million copies. In the meantime, it reached 150 million sales and is now the top sold game on Steam. This is quite a feat, since Steam offers 30,000 different games.
But Rockstar Games has worked hard on achieving this. There have been over 40 updates to GTA Online so far.
The updates are still happening, and the game is as dynamic as it can be. One update, for example, was released on July 30. It’s named Los Santos Tuners, and it’s expected to bring even more sales.
Moreover, Rockstar Games plans on releasing a new generation of the GTA V in the late fall. This generation will work on the newer consoles, such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox X. The sales of GTA V are guaranteed to increase even more with this release.
All in all, with 150 million copies sold, GTA V makes for about 42% of all GTA games. The whole GTA franchise sold 350 million games up to 2021.
Finally, since GTA VI is under development, there are no doubts that it will be even more successful. After all, a lot of gamers have been waiting for it for quite a while.