Rockstar’s long-awaited sequel to Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 4 was finally released back in 2013, about 5 years after its predecessor. It turned out to be a massive hit for Rockstar and Take-Two where the game reportedly went on to earn a whopping $1 billion in the first three days that it was made available.
Fast forward (almost) five years later, it seems that the game is still performing very admirably because according to Take-Two, they have announced that GTA 5 has sold 95 million copies to date which means that the game is close to crossing a very impressive milestone of 100 million copies, although we have no idea when that will be.
Now for the most part the GTA series has been a single-player focused game, but with GTA 5, Rockstar introduced GTA Online which allowed players to play online, as well as supply players with a constant stream of new updates and content, keeping existing players hooked as well as drawing in new players.
Take-Two has admitted this as much where the company said, “Grand Theft Auto Online continued to exceed our expectations in the first quarter, as it has in every period since its release.” It also seems that Take-Two has no signs of slowing down with its releases for GTA Online where they said that Rockstar plans to launch “much more innovative content” in the future.