Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Grand Theft Auto V is the USA's best-selling videogame of all time

Grand Theft Auto V is the USA's best-selling videogame of all time

That kind of jump would be impressive for any game, but it's even more unbelievable when you consider GTA V was first released on the previous generation of consoles back in 2013.

Rockstar Game's zany open-world third-person shooter, GTA V has just hit an impressive milestone.

In a financial report issued by Take-Two, the company announced that since July 1, 2017, Grand Theft Auto V has become the best-selling videogame of all-time. What's important to note is that Wii Sports was actually sold bundled with the Wii console, this means that a great deal of those sold copies were actually just game's bundle with the standard console - while, GTA V is a standalone title.

"According to The NPD Group, Grand Theft Auto V is now the all-time best-selling video game, both in revenues and units, based on combined USA digital and physical sales across PC, console and portable", the report says. The release consistently ranks both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V as big sources of revenue in 2017, right behind National Basketball Association 2K18 and National Basketball Association 2K17.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast and its second-quarter revenue topped estimates, driven by the new version of its basketball franchise game and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto V".

And finally, there's the news that 42% of Take-Two's sales are made up of microtransactions, with consumer spending having grown by 84% year-over-year. Take-Two also revealed that GTA Online had its "best quarter yet".

It sounds like this model will be implemented in future games, also.

Considering gamers have been sticking withGTA: Online for four years now, it's not entirely surprising.

As for the other parts of Take-Two's financial report, the firm posted revenue of $443.6 million for the quarter, up from the $420.2 million it posted previous year.

The only thing that could possibly stop the expansion of GTA V now is Red Dead Redemption 2.

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