Grand Theft Auto V passes a major milestone in video-games sales

Admit it--jacking things is a good time

Grand Theft Auto V is officially number two. The Rockstar Games classic, which was released in 2013, has now passed the 150 million mark in terms of units sold. That places it behind only the ever-enduring Minecraft as the best-selling title of all time. There are of course major differences between the two titles. Parents have no problem letting their children play Minecraft because it’s a creative way to build imaginary worlds. The big goals of GTAV meanwhile are jacking cars, gunning down one’s fellow digital characters, and beating the digital tar out of honest everyday citizens. Which is to say the best-selling Grand Theft Auto V rocks.

Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive released the sales numbers this week while reporting its quarter-one earnings for 2021-22. And that wasn’t the only great news for shareholders.

The game developer’s impossibly excellent western-themed Red Dead Redemption has moved 38 million copies since riding onto the gaming landscape in October 2018. As fans know the brilliance of RDR is that players can spend their days jacking horses, gunning down one’s fellow digital frontier characters, and beating the digital tar out of honest everyday citizens.

In total the Grand Theft Auto franchise has now moved a whopping 350 million units. Did we mention the best-selling Grand Theft Auto V rocks? Red Dead Redemption meanwhile has sold 60 million games across the globe.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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