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GTA Online Brings in Over 60 Million In Microtransactions, According to Distributor Take-Two

GTA Online has to this date brought in almost $66.4 million through microtransactions. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Rockstar Games, Take-Two, Xbox 360)

donnieboy  +   649d ago
That's great.
Magicite  +   649d ago
GTA5 PC/next-gen edition, GTA6, GTA7...GTA10 confirmed.
TheBurger29  +   649d ago
Yea its great that they are making a lot of money but not when it comes at the expense of the gameplay. ALL of my friends on xbox stopped playing in November.
Audiggity  +   648d ago
Well, the 4 of you certainly put a big dent in their revenue stream. Keep it up.

KrisButtar  +   649d ago
I was hoping the Microtransactions would fail and they wouldn't try it again but now we will see them more often from Take Two.
Palitera  +   649d ago
Obviously. Did you really hope it wouldnt work? It is perfectly designed to have an awful progression. They don't even give the players the usual lots of variety from GTA games to make the grind even worse.

Pay to win (Warframe, Deep Down), pay to pay (ESO, GTA5 MP) and all this BS will dominate this generation.

The exploit works.

Meanwhile, we can't avoid that stupid people fall for the scam, but we can always support the last decent companies: From Software and CD Projekt, for instance.
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Audiggity  +   648d ago
What about the "scam" to pay a monthly subscription for MMO's?

Or the "scam" to sell recycled DLC and games (Call of Duty)?

Or how about the "scam" to pay for $60 games vs. $50 games?

Oh, and the "scam" to pay for extremely overpriced, terribly slow, US based internet connectivity with awful customer service and equally bad cable providers?

Then there's bottled water... what a "scam"...

It's called capitalism. Sorry!

Seriously. Stop whining about microtransactions. You don't NEED to pay to play. You don't NEED to pay to win. The game is fine without buying Shark Cards and the people who do buy them don't even gain a large advantage. It's nominal at best and EASILY defeated by anyone that is actually good at the game.
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Muffins1223  +   648d ago
Yes the weak 12 year olds fell for the trap and now all us gamers must suffer with this curse and be forced to live with micro-transactions in the gta universe.Before you know it we will be paying for cheat codes!
stavrami-mk2  +   649d ago
KakashiHotake  +   649d ago
Unfortunately gamers it seems microtransactions aren't going anywhere. Company's are making too much money off it.
Muffins1223  +   648d ago
If it gets out of hand or really bad then people will not support it and the game company will fail. Theirs always that game company out there that's gonna say "We don't do this".So there will always be healthy competition fighting this. :)
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GentlemenRUs  +   649d ago
I feel sorry for the people who paid out for the GTA$... Oh wait, I don't...


This is another reason to why I stopped playing back in October.
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DarkLord1003  +   649d ago
Thank you retards for buying credits... If companies see, that this stuff works, they're going to implement more microtransactions into future games...
TheBurger29  +   649d ago
Yup, putting greed over gameplay will be the new trend because of these stupid people
Audiggity  +   648d ago

If a game is BAD, people won't pay MORE to play it. A game needs to be GOOD for people to pay MORE to play it.

This is like economics 101 folks...
NeoTribe  +   649d ago
A fool is born everyday.
Audiggity  +   648d ago
They typically have 1 bubble I hear.
Starbucks_Fan  +   649d ago
I'm glad I was able to get the hacked money from a stranger and buy all the expensive cars. I still have plenty of money now from selling them after RS got rid of my hacked money.
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cheats  +   649d ago
there is no doubt that GTA Online can made it. Though there are lots of cheats online, still players want it to be fair and they spend money.
BlackCarrot  +   649d ago
Helpful hint - the headline reads: according to Take Two.

The publishers are not going to come out and say it was a failure. The long term effects of this move on their reputation are yet to be properly known, and the amount of cheating that went on this game represents exactly what people thought of microtransactions.
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Tru_Blu  +   649d ago
That is really sad. Who in their right mind pays real money for fake money??
FlameWater  +   649d ago
Paying to cheat...brilliant
ocelot07  +   648d ago
Didn't pay a penny into GTA Online. Thanks to that money glitch a month or 2 ago. I was able to buy all the best cars (wanted the tank but was to low rank). Still have them just not the money.
kingPoS  +   648d ago
Wished I had maxed out my ammo and rides then. S#!* is expensive man. I think it hurts more because it's not known as a FTP game. Damn if it doesn't feel like one though!

Gateway MT6706 2008
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ArtificiallyYours  +   641d ago
A raging fanboy screamed at me saying he actually /welcomes/ this news. Lol.

Like millions of others said, a fool is born every day.

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