“Grand Theft Auto V” has been criticized for depicting torture, deploying heavily sexual scenes, using racially offensive terms and a misogynistic portrayal of women. It is also the most financially successful media title of all time.
Well deserved now either give u give us a 1X update or show us a teaser trailer for GTA VI *ROCKSTAR
I wonder why you got so many downvotes... gee I have no idea /s
Tell me why
Because you mentioned the 1X that’s all it takes around here.
The fact that it can earn that much money with that few sales compared to other forms of entertainment media that have far more sales but far less profits, is a testament to the fact that even AAA video games still have huge profit margins, and things like microtransactions being "necessary to fund development" is a bunch of BS. They're out there swimming in cash as we cough up $60 per game plus DLC for buggy games that have sections withheld from them so they can sell them to us later.
A large part of it's revenue/profits are shark cards. Soooooooo yeah........common sense......use it.
A large sum of that, if not the majority, comes from microtransactions. That said, the base game is a masterpiece & I'd better tolerate the microtransactions if they'd actually put that money back into server upgrades. Too many MP bugs & worst, modders to justify these kind of profits. Not a fan of their approach. I enjoyed much of the content & mode updates but most of it came off as too little, too late while simultaneously neglecting their servers.
Rockstar-games milked Gta 5 a 7th generation game from last gen with microtransactions for 5 yrs instead of giving us new games a gta 6, agent, red dead redemption 2, Billy 2, midnight club 5 in the current gen the 8th generation. Rockstar games is fucking greedy!!!
However right you may be doesn't change the fact that gamers only have themselves to blame. People won't stop buying this game. Rockstar knows they could release it again in vr, then again next gen and people will still gladly keep paying full price for it and it will probably outsell every game next gen as well. This game has become a virus in the gaming community and we probably won't see GTA 6 for a very long time because of it, if ever.
I will gladly support a game this fleshed out, even with bugs. Except dlc but hey, to each his own. Slap on vr with some upgrades for a new generation sounds like a great idea to keep the product modern. Better this than COD 15 and Assassin's Creed 27.
Can Infinity Wars top this?
Extremely unlikely. It’s going to be a long time before any film tops Avatar’s box office, if ever. IW won’t even come close.
Is Avatar still number 1? The movie isn't even that good
Yup, it’s still the highest grossing film of all time at $2.7 billion. Titanic is still #2, I’m pretty sure. Not even Star Wars TFA could pass it.
IW is gonna make a shitload of money, but it won't top this.
if they charged $60 for a ticket is would destroy it. funny article
No it wouldn't, who would pay that for a ticket?
@EazyC: that wasn't the point. the point is that buying a game for $60 and comparing it to a movie purchase which is 10 - $15, depending on were you live, is stupid because if both sold 1 million of course the game would make more money in sales because it's being sold for 6x the price of a movie purchase, but if both were sold for $60 then they would would generate almost the same amount of money. understand?
And the crazy thing is that it doesn't have anywhere near as many ports as a game like Skyrim. GTA5 would sell like crazy on Switch and would sell a decent amount of copies if they ported it to VR for PS, Vive, Rift etc
skyrim is only on one more platform than gta v, gta v never made it to switch but is on all the other platforms skyrim is on.
Not on VR
is that really a platform? I look at it more as an accessory that some games support (and some require).
Face it , the MTs war has been lost. All those idiots ruined it for the rest of us. And there's no way in hell any publisher is gonna stop including them in their games after news like this. But of course because the "costs of development has increased" they won't stop , while in truth it's just pure greed. Maaan. All those kids with access to their parent's credit cards....GG
Any parent who gives their kid access to their CC is and idiot. You also simply don't have to buy MT's period. Don't forget that all updates are free also.
GTA 6 is gonna have micro transactions out the ASS. Holy hell I don't even wanna imagine how bad the virtual economy will be after seeing how badly they ruined GTAO.
It's also one of the most over rated games of all time.
That's why we live in a violent world. Tyu Rockstar...
This game is also the reason Rockstar hasn’t released an 8th gen title thus far. A major publisher releasing a new game five years going into a generation is unheard of.
their publisher has released games this gen, but rockstar has been busy working on gta v online content and red dead redemption.
You call the remaster of two 7th gen titles new games? Don’t make me laugh. My point is that RDR2 will be the first game this major publisher would’ve released this entire generation, which has been going on for five years(six if you count Wii U)
And how many years did it take to make Gta5?
How would that stop a major publisher like Rockstar from making multiple new games this generation
$60 unit compared to a $10 movie ticket is what makes the difference. so making a comparison is folly.
See a lot of complaints above about microtransactions and Rockstar being greedy. Then those same people loose their minds about the excitement of RDR2. You can't blame R* for you guys being fools and openly supporting the worsening of nickel and diming their fans. It doesn't matter if you didn't purchase microtransactions, if you buy the base game, you are still accepting of what they are doing.
That fucking headline *shaking my head*
It makes money its great online with the constant stuff they add to the game. But I want them to fix the server issues you could be in the game on a mission or helping out your friend with their CEO stuff the bam you're disconnected from the game. I remember I was in game for no more then 10 minutes then bam I was disconnected from the game a friend of mine I game with was disconnected from the game as much as 5 times in one night.
.......Excluding merchandise I think. I'm sure there has been more than $5 billion in sales of vhs dvd and bd, as well as various merchandise over the decades...........Though I guess it could be argued all of the merchandise is spread out over several different films in a franchise.
I am not crazy about GTA V but I feel that the singleplayer was extremely well done, quality-wise. I wish some other devs would take a lesson.
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