Take-Two Interactive Software announced new sales numbers for Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more of its games.
That’s insane lol.
That's 5 million sales for GTA5 in 2.5 months. That's 2 million sales for RDR2 sales in 8 months. There are game companies that would kill to have 2 million sales within 8 months of release, let alone 3 years later. GTA5 will be the best selling game this year if it releases for SeriesX and PS5. Without those releases, it will fall within the top 3 best selling games. Insane.
What are the other 2?
So I think it's Minecraft and then Tetris whose sales are unattainable for the foreseeable future.
Well, I would assume the biggest games of 2021 in terms of sales would be Call of Duty 2020, Call of Duty 2021, Halo Infinite, Forza, a Nintendo game, Far Cry 6, Grand Theft Auto 5, Diablo 2, and Battlefield. Call of Duty 2020 - From Jan to Dec, there's lots of time to sell Call of Duty 2021 - Generally CoD or Rockstar have the best selling game each year Halo Infinite - I would bet on Halo, but gamepass has me confused on what sales will be. Forza - Same as Halo, less popular Nintendo - Since the Switch had been out, they have had a game in the top 5. This year might be New Horizons again. Far Cry 6 - Never realized how big this franchise was. FC5 sold about 6 million copies week one, if I'm correct. Diablo - Another Blizzard releases sells large amounts. Battlefield - People want something to take on CoD. Predictions: 1. CoD 2021 2. Halo Infinite 3. GTA5 with re-release 4. Far Cry 6 5. Battlefield 6. Diablo 7. Nintendo game 8. Forza Prediction, but I probably won't be too far off. Horizon might makes its way in there because of PS4. Couple of other heavy hitters, but I think this will be close.
Thats an impressive number for sure, but the game has been out for 7-8yrs, and most would be re-purchases on new systems since its been available on PS3 PS4 X360 X1 and PC and that number will go up once they release another version for PS5 and Im sure Series X....goes to show that people will buy the same thing again and again, NIntendo taught everyone that with the Wii, WiiU and Switch.....sad for gamers but great for these companies that only spend minimal money and rake in the cash...
But that’s entire franchise numbers in one game lol.
GTA was ranked as the 13th highest grossing game franchise of all time a few years ago ( https://www.titlemax.com/di... It’s probably higher up the list now. Crazy how R* has been able to generate so many sales of GTA , despite the franchise being relatively infrequently released.
90 billion dollars in Pokémon games lol. No one is even close.
The games pale in comparison to the merchandise sales, which is where Pokemon has made its real money.
It doesn't matter if its been out for 7-8 years: show me a game that has been out for that long with these numbers. And blaming Nintendo here is a bit forced
Who cares, give us a new game already.
But that would leave many microtransactions without a home, and someone at Take-Two will have to wait a few months as the new install base grows before getting their gold-plated shark tank bar.
you should check out Strange Man's newest video on YouTube. He discovered a new easter egg in RDR2 that teases the GTA 6 location. It metaphorically mentions the internal struggle at Rockstar and how they're having trouble deciding on whether to continue with GTA Online or move on to the next project. It was kind of depressing to watch
In my opinion, this still feels like it would be much more impressive if it weren't a multi-platform/generation title.
Highest selling CoD is just above 30 million. How is this not impressive?!
Yes, and it too was multiplatform. Wii Sports, for example, was 82 million on one platform. I didn't say it wasn't impressive, I just chose not to scale it in my opinion. But to try to answer your question, in a sense, it just feels like cheating. I suppose I'm used to console titles being of their generation and not getting a re-release every gen since their inception, outside Tetris, of course. So, what makes this milestone impressive to you?
That's because you've never been very good at math
Well if you wouldn't copy me you wouldn't know that. But hey, maybe bad decisions come in a set?
Wii Sports came with every Wii and is a child-friendly game. GTA V is 18+ and still sold nearly double.
Interesting look at it, and I didn't even consider the rating, MajorLazer. But I will say GTA V has the advantage of being a proven IP, had an extra boost from PC sales, and houses online multiplayer, which, let's face it, is the reason it's still selling 8 years later because most everyone have already beat it.
People are pissed at Rockstar and saying that they are taking too long but I’m tired of great series churning out mediocre entries. I love the fact that Rockstar takes it time and when it does release we get an absolute generation defining banger. There is a reason why Rockstar’s games sit at 95+ metacritic every generation. Quality like RDR2 and GTAV takes time. We allllll know that when GTA6 drops it is going to be out of this world. And I think more companies should do that instead of releasing the same drivel every year.
Appreciate your thoughts on this. Got me to think about it differently and I now am in complete agreement with this take on R*. I wish they didn't do so much milking of their two previous games, but if the next entries are also incredible, can't be too upset.
I don’t give a shit until Rockstar remembers that they have other IPs that have fallen dormant for nearly a decade
GTAV will sell like crazy but couldn't they also release a new Bully, Max Payne and Manhunt in that time to keep their reputation strong in every year.
It is a chaos, when one GTA game sales is barely equal to the whole Final Fantasy franchise. In that context Chaos should be killed.
GTAV alone has sold more than every other franchise except for Super Mario, Tetris, Call of Duty, Pokémon, FIFA, Lego games, The Sims, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, & Assassin’s Creed. Unfortunately it also means we won’t get any other franchises from Rockstar aside from gta and Red Dead
with the release of the next-gen versions, I think we are going to see it reaches 200m in 3 years time or maybe less
who is still buying gta 5????? why are people still buying gta 5????? at least it's 15 to 30 dollars, if it were zelda or mario it would have still been 59.99
I'll be one in the minority group who has never touched GTA5.
You sir have the patience of an old man on his porch with nothing to do in sight
Man if they only patched the RDR 2 for next gen consoles I would buy their game, guess they dont want my money cause they already drowning in it :D
Red Dead Redemption looks like a game you could get bored with real fast
i loved the 1st one, but got very bored with the 2nd one. 1st one i would spend countless trading furs. think i played the 2nd one for less than a week. was a huge letdown for me personally.
It's Grand Theft Auto with horses, but to each their own.
I'd like to see what number GTA 6 would bring oh wait it wont happen Rockstar is porting GTA 5 to next gen
Looking like more sales as a possible PSVR 2 launch title next year. My guess is that Sony will forgive Agent in favor of a full GTA 5 VR mode. It would definitely get gamers to notice VR with that game. Would be my first as I didn't buy it on PS3 or PS4. But would buy it on PS5 in VR.
Can't believe people still play this trash. Rockstar are the worst devs now by a mile, released 1 game since GTAV and pretty much done nothing with it.
Who keeps buying this outdated game? Lol
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