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Grand Theft Auto 5 isn't the "Biggest Selling Entertainment Product Ever", that's World of Warcraft

From GameWatcher: "Yesterday many news sites reported the astonishing news that Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5 was now the most profitable entertainment product ever, earning more than any other game, movie, album or anything else in history. This is incorrect."

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joab777192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

Yep. Not bad for Rockstar’s first foray into the multiplayer seen though. Imagine GTA 6. I like to think they will connect the new city to the current one.

Count_Bakula192d ago

Can't stand how easy the spread of misinformation happens now

Kavorklestein192d ago

Already 18 school shootings this year!

xX-oldboy-Xx192d ago

But at the end of the day 1 is too many, isn't it?

Kavorklestein192d ago

Yes, 1 is too many, but that is not even CLOSE to the point I'm making.

Good lord.

Tross192d ago

@Kavorklestein And? How is that relevant to a discussion on game sales/profits? Oh, right, you're probably one of those fools who is quick to blame videogames rather than trying to actually understand why things like school shootings happen. Any scapegoat will do, right?

Xristo192d ago

His point is that people will read and accept information that supports their biased agenda without research. Media was spreading 18 school shootings already this year, however most of them were negligent discharges and such.... not mass killing attempts. Point made: don't always believe information at face value.

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shloobmm3191d ago

I don't think that 6 billion factors in all of the money made on shark cards and is purely based on game sales.......

kevnb192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

world of warcraft is the biggest game ever, its not even close. World of Warcraft had 12 million concurrent subscribers at its peak, not sales but subscribers paying a monthly fee. Total sales for world of warcraft must be close to 200 million considering its lifespan, worldwide popularity and how many people still play.

Alucard_420192d ago

FFXIV had 10 mil at some point, may get cracked in the near future.

kevnb192d ago

It’s never had close to 10 million at once.

WilliamSheridan192d ago

Wow had 12 million for years... 15 years... That game made over 500 million a month for close to 15 years!... That's why Blizzard only makes service games now

kevnb189d ago (Edited 189d ago )

Final fantasy 14 didn’t have 10 million, how am I getting disagrees for that?

D3TH_D33LR192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

I think it’s fair to say WoW has the advantage of forcing players to subscribe if they want to play. GTA has managed to do this by only making players buy into a single copy of the game that hasn’t really budged in price since launch.

kevnb192d ago

they've also got millions to buy the game more than once.

D3TH_D33LR192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

I did because I upgraded consoles but I also got a cool $40 back for my old copy so I’m sure there’s some used game purchases that aren’t accounted for. Nonetheless WoW also had $60 expansions like burning crusade and such too on top of its sub. That’s another obvious money stream.

zodiac909192d ago

@D3TH_D33LR This guy knows whats up.

Skankinruby192d ago

Either way the fact that it's sold as much as it did shows how easily impressed gamers have become.

KwietStorm192d ago

Easily impressed? So a game that sells a lot of copies isn't on it's own merits as a good game?

DillyDilly192d ago

Making money based on hype / curiosity & franchise appeal does not guarantee its good. Or the fact that Te Phantom Menace made $1 Billion at the Box Office means that that movie is amazing

bloop192d ago

Hype, curiosity and franchise appeal?? It's one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made, by both reviewers and consumers. It achieved it's success on it's own merit, not curiosity. Different strokes for different folks and all that, but get real.

JackBNimble192d ago

You don't sell 90 million copies of anything on hype and curiosity. Even if people bought the game twice on 2 different platforms, that alone should make a statement... People obviously want the game especially if they are willing to buy it twice.

yeastori191d ago

No sadly because GTAV was trash, it’s only good for the story the first time and then it stagnates

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