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The nearly decade-old “GTA V” continues to prove as one of the best-selling IPs for publisher Take-Two Interactive. The company confirmed that the game has sold another five million copies in the last quarter.
During Take-Two’s Q4 2022 earnings call, CEO Strauss Zelnick announced that “GTA V” has surpassed 165 million copies sold in the last quarter of the fiscal year 2022, ending last March 31. This means the publisher shipped another 5 million units of the game between January and March.
“During the fourth quarter, Rockstar Games expanded the reach of their iconic entertainment experience, Grand Theft Auto 5, with the release of new versions of the game upgraded specifically for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S,” Zelnick said during the conference call (via The Motley Fool). “This marked the third console generation for which the game has been made available since its initial launch in 2013.”
It is worth noting that the enhanced versions of “GTA V” were only released in March. So it remains to be seen if it will help the game surpass 5 million copies shipments in the following quarters.
Rockstar also launched the standalone version of “GTA Online” in March. This allows new players to join the online multiplayer experience even without picking up a copy of “GTA V.” The developer also introduced a new subscription-based service called GTA+ on consoles that will provide members with a monthly supply of in-game currency and other content. While the company did not provide exact numbers for its standalone release, Zelnick noted that “lots of people showed up to play it” since it went live.
Amid the continuing success of “GTA V,” this is likely the last new-generation release for the game. Rockstar officially confirmed the development of the next mainline entry of the series, which many fans have been calling “GTA 6.” But fans may have to wait for a while before seeing more of the new game. While the developer said in February that its development is “well underway,” it did not provide a specific timeline for its launch. But there are speculations that the game could be released in 2024 or 2025.