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Grand Theft Auto: 125 Million copies shipped

Since Grand Theft Auto III’s release on PlayStation 2 in 2001, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has been a mainstay in the gaming industry. And even before the next major iteration in the series – Grand Theft Auto V -- comes out early next year, franchise publisher Take-Two Interactive has revealed some rather staggering news: 125 million copies of Grand Theft Auto games have, to date, been shipped.

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guitarded772219d ago

DAAAMMMMNNNNN... That's a lot of $$$.

trouble_bubble2219d ago

Yup. It's a juggernaut.

Guaranteed #1 sales upon release.
Guaranteed $wooning from the big 3.
Instant brand recognition.
Free marketing everytime a Jack Thomson goes to CNN about them.
Critical darling.
Not entirely overexposed.

2013 will be no different. The NRA VP is probably already getting ready to blame them for something lol, to the tune of cash registers dinging.

thorstein2219d ago

So, since the GTA series has launched over 100 MILLION people have enjoyed these games. In that time homicide rates have decreased (fbi.gov).

Hummmmm..... I hate logic/s

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

So why do people say shipped is bad with console sales?

But for games it's awsome? I confuse..

bozebo2219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

360 and PS3 were sold at a loss for a few years at the start of the gen. They take royalties from games sold for the systems to make money back and then profit (as well as controllers/cables/xbl/stuff).

So if they sell loads of consoles but not many games, that's bad (it was fine for the Wii, it was sold at a profit). And a notable number of 360s are dead due to red ring.

That's about it. Mentioning shipped console's isn't really 'bad', only when used dumbly.

Outside_ofthe_Box2219d ago

***"So why do people say shipped is bad with console sales?"***

To fuel console wars.