‘GTA V’ surpasses 150 million copies sold as Take-Two confirms ‘Los Santos Tuners’ massive success, but still no word on ‘GTA 6’
The continuing success of “GTA V” after almost seven years, fueled by its online multiplayer mode “GTA Online,” is just plain impressive. Despite these milestones, though, Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive is still mum on the development of “GTA 6.”
Take-Two reported during its Q1 2022 earnings call on Monday that “GTA V” remains one of its top-selling games. The company confirmed that the title has surpassed 150 million copies sold worldwide. “Sales of Grand Theft Auto 5 were significantly above our expectations once again, and the title has now sold in more than 150 million units,” Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick said (via Seeking Alpha).
It is not a secret, though, that the maintained demand for “GTA V” has been made possible by the continuing release of new content through “GTA Online.” And during the call, the company also confirmed that the latest major update, “Los Santos Tuners,” also broke records for the game.
While Take-Two executives did not provide specific numbers raked in by “GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners,” Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said it has “set new records” for the online multiplayer mode. Take-Two revealed that the update has gathered the biggest number of players and “highest level of net bookings” on its launch day and through its opening week than any other “GTA Online” updates ever released.
It is yet to be seen, though, if the sales performance of “GTA V” will continue to rise as “GTA Online” becomes a standalone title soon. It means new players will no longer have to purchase the current base game to get the online multiplayer mode. But seeing that “GTA Online” is already a proven success on its own, Rockstar and Take-Two do not seem to have anything to worry about.
What these numbers do not answer, though, is when Rockstar will announce “GTA 6.” Despite the latest GTA title’s ongoing success, many fans have been hounding the developer about the next main entry of the franchise.
For now, fans can just look forward to the enhanced and expanded edition of “GTA V” and “GTA Online” slated to launch on Nov. 11 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. On the same day, PS5 players will get an exclusive offer of accessing the standalone “GTA Online” for three months at no additional cost.