Speaking during Take-Two Interactive's Q3 2020 earnings call, chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick provided an update for GTA V and RDR 2's sales total.
Absolutely insane numbers for GTA V.
Considering some people still haven't bought it, those numbers are crazy! (I haven't bought it yet).
They are 100% re-releasing GTA5 for the PS5 and SexBox or whatever the hell its called.
Im proud to say that i just bought it a couple of weeks ago. Im a first timer to GTAV.
@roadkillers - nope, they are already working on GTA 6.
HTA will be released at the end of 2021 at the earliest. The games not coming out until 2022 or later. Why not release GTA5 2 years in advance?
I have it for my PS4, but have always been tempted to pick up a PC version for cheap, lol.
No, they are already working on 6 and they never even enhanced 5 for X and Pro.
RIP Rockstar’s other franchises. It’s all too clear that these are the only series Rockstar cares about anymore
Might be the reason Dan Houser left.
Could be because take two wants shark cards and gold bars to be sold which doesn't take as much effort in creating a 40 hour story RDR2 didn't sell like I thought it would. I thought it would easily do 45-50 million
Dan stated he was struggling to come up with a modern story for GTA 6 RDR2 doesn't lend itself to online as much as GTA. Without zombie mode, it's a giant open barren world. Travel is slow and the world is huge. You don't see people as often as you think you would. It happens, just not as often.
@gamer, probably because it would offend too many snowflakes nowadays lol.
This is ridiculous.
Absolutely nuts.....talk about milking it... congrats.
Milking it? This is the complete opposite of that. This is just a 6 year old game that continues to sell.
Yeah, poor choice of words.....should of said something like.......now that one heck of a cash cow.....I roll with that.
Thats nice and all but give us a new island to play with in GTA 5, I want to experience something new already from them that doesnt require me to revive a horse in RDR2
I've yet to buy GTAV & RDR2 was disappointing to the point I couldn't finish it. On another note..this is the reason why they made one game (RDR2) this entire generation....lol. They made heaps of dough & they're just taking their sweet time making other games. Good for R*.
What’s your beef with RDR2? It’s certainly not a fast paced game but the little stories of moral ambiguity are unmatched in video games and up there with the greatest gangster series and films.
For me the game was a complete borefest. Glad you liked it among others that did. Different strokes for different folks.
Let me tell you what's right about it so if is not in this list it means that's wrong. It's a way shorter list. The world and details wildlife and characters in it environment and era. The malee system. What could be better but is ok but it hasn't improved since ps3 era that was already outdated the shooting mechanism is very outdated. Now everything else about the game is very bad or plain boring. Special mention to the menu's quick menu wheel menu wow and the game explaining itself to us in every aspect. The slow motion feature that let us see what cna be search or hunt. Wow i mean what were they thinking. And the slow synthetic forced animation that make no sense like when you make the character smoke but you can't do anything else at the same time like mount your horse etc while you choose to do that. I can go on and on with special mention but i better stop thinking and soon jusy focus on the main history finish the game put it away sale it. And avoid part 3 like i am sure most of it owners will do. I will be suprise if it sales 20 million next time jusy because it will take so long to come out that i and plenty others will probably forget about how bad part 2 is. I mean i not that bad to be fair but is not good at all. I will give it a 7 becauseof the efforts they put in recreatingthe era. Whover give it a 10 is crazy reviews were brought 100% guaranty.
Oh yeah. Rockstar is definitely dead.
"Rockstar is definitely dead." Said who?
Did you miss yesterday’s articles and all its comments or something?
Apparently I missed the articles and comments you are talking about. Please enlighten me, Seriously. Unless you are saying Housers departure being “the end of Rockstar as we know it” equates to Rockstar being dead. Somehow? Was there another article?
"Dan Houser's departure means the end of Rockstar as we know it – for better or worse" https://n4g.com/news/232404... "awdevoftw8h ago Overrated games anyway, for me. Tried to enjoy gta a few times, but ultimately couldn't get into it. Terrible controls, shooting and driving. Missions are boring and repetitive. Online is fun for a while, but gets boring with the trolls. Just not for me, I guess. Good riddance. " "Segata1h ago Well...bye... " You are very active on this site. I thought you might have at least seen this.
"You are very active on this site. I thought you might have at least seen this." yeah......I literally just referenced that in my previous response. And I'm still looking for the quote where someone says "Rockstar is definitely dead". Seems you made that up because neither of the quoted responses you provide say that in any way.
"And I'm still looking for the quote where someone says "Rockstar is definitely dead". Seems you made that up because neither of the quoted responses you provide say that in any way. " Wait, so you mean someone must literally say "Rockstar is definitely dead" in order for me to make this same comment? Just an article titled "Dan Houser's departure means the end of Rockstar as we know it – for better or worse" is not enough? Or someone commenting "Well...bye..." on said article is not enough to implicate that they want or think Rockstar might be dying?
"Wait, so you mean someone must literally say "Rockstar is definitely dead" in order for me to make this same comment?" Not literally, but it should imply it at least. You didn't make the "same comment". You made up an entirely different statement mocking others who never said any such thing. "Just an article titled "Dan Houser's departure means the end of Rockstar as we know it – for better or worse" is not enough?" End of Rockstar *as we know it* does NOT mean or imply its death. "Or someone commenting "Well...bye..." on said article is not enough to implicate that they want or think Rockstar might be dying?" No way in hell does "well....bye" (in reference to Dan Houser *actually leaving*) "implicate that they want or think Rockstar might be dying". That is just absurd and you know it. I have my answer to "Said who?" The answer is no one. You made it up.
“ Not literally, but it should imply it at least. You didn't make the "same comment". You made up an entirely different statement mocking others who never said any such thing. ” “ the end of Rockstar as we know it”. What is more clear than this? Do you know what the word “the end” mean? “The end” and “dead”, what is the difference? Please enlighten me. No, really, open a dictionary, and give me the definition of both words. Also, I’ll be sure to mention some people on this site (which surely you know them well) to you whenever they make up an entirely “ different statement mocking others who never said any such thing”, especially when it comes to a certain corporation boss. I’m sure you’ll be there to educate them as well.
"What is more clear than this? Do you know what the word “the end” mean? “The end” and “dead”, what is the difference? Please enlighten me. No, really, open a dictionary, and give me the definition of both words." The end of Rockstar. <-- Ceasing to exist. The end of Rockstar as we know it. <-- Changing from what it is now to something else but still existing. https://idioms.thefreedicti... It is truly incredible and sad that I have to point out that difference. "Also, I’ll be sure to mention some people on this site (which surely you know them well) to you whenever they make up an entirely “ different statement mocking others who never said any such thing”, especially when it comes to a certain corporation boss. I’m sure you’ll be there to educate them as well." You should really worry about yourself first and foremost. Just stop making shit up.
Its a shame that due to MT money we missed out on some potentially great single player expansions.
The multiplayer expansions have been fantastic as well and we still keep getting more for free
Remember when Pachter said it wouldn't sell much when it came to next gen systems.. These numbers aren't so crazy in hindsight.
You don't know by now to believe the opposite of what he says?
That was my point.
Well GTA V broke records as the best selling piece of software ever created so it’s a tough comparison. And it had five more years in the oven. Personally I think RDR2 had a better campaign but that just be my man crush on Arthur talking.
I mean when you have 3 releases of a highly anticipated game....what do you expect? How much of this is people who play it on PC but bought the PS3/360 version cause at the time a PC version wasnt announced? How much of this is people who bought on PS3/360 who went back to buy again on PS4/One?
Just look at a game like last of us remastered. Came out on PS3 and PS4. It could come out tomorrow on PC and it not even get to half these numbers. Same for any xbox game that releases on pc and xbox. Thats 2 out of 3 platforms you mention and they are even further away from reaching these numbers than LoU. Any developer in world would wish to have 120million copies sold just because they made a remaster and a pc port.
While they do not reach the sales levels of GTA5. God of War and Last of Us represents something that Rockstar has yet to achieve.
Don't think they care
Why are we comparing three very different games? Last of Us is easily one of my favorite games of all time, but creating a more linear experience such as that will always be far easier than creating a giant, worthwhile open world sandbox.
And what exactly would that be?
If they were to release this on switch that's another 5-10 million
I'm not sure GTA would do well on Switch. The demographics for Switch is a lot younger than other consoles and the online portion is a major draw for GTA which is not a strength for Switch. Pure speculation. I could be wrong.
And this shows that gaming isn't all about what is happening on consoles. Consoles are a drop in the bucket compared to the total of all platforms.
I wouldn’t go that far. According to this RDR2 was at 26.5 million on consoles before dropping on PC. The quarter since added another 2.5 million for a total of 29 million. Superdata estimates about 1.4 million Epic/Steam sales across Nov/Dec.
1 game doing 12 times the 10 million "pinacle" milestone of the industry is insanity.
I like how RDR2 has sold 25% of GTA V and having been out for a fraction of the time and people are calling a fail at 29 million sold. lol
I haven't played a GTA since Vice City, but RDR2 is an amazing game.
GTA V craving to be number two most selled game in video game history.
I upgraded when PS4 version released so I bought 2 copies GTA. Won't be doing that again. The game is boring so I never really played much of it the second time. Even with first person mode. It's nice to see polished games being released I do agree with that. I just.hope the next GTA is better than this one. Although I might not even bother. Seems they want to focus more on online. I'm not interested in that
Time to pay your employees what they're worth.
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