Take ? Two Interactive?s Grand Theft Auto V was revealed as the best ? selling video game of the year 2013. The firm behind Rockstar Games announced the good news citing the NPD research data. It has sold 32.5 million copies of the said game during that year. This boosts the record earnings of Take ? Two Interactive, which made it become NPD?s top ? selling video game publisher for 2013.
Take ? Two continues to significantly outperform expectations during the third quarter of the fiscal year, according to the company?s CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick. He added that the company?s favorable results were driven by the successful launches for the WWE 2K14 and the NBA 2K14, as well as the holiday demand for Grand Theft Auto V and Online.
Grand Theft Auto V was released on September 17, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The video game landed worldwide with the exception of Brazil and Japan. It was one of the most controversial and anticipated crime sim game released in autumn. The numbers shown on its sales report proves the eagerness of people to play. Grand Theft Auto V was reported to have cost $266 million to make. This huge amount was easily returned to the company in just a few hours.
One Billion in Three Days
If you want more proof why Grand Theft Auto V became the most anticipated game of 2013, then the figures can answer your questions. According to a press release, the GTA V has reported over $1 billion in sales for the first three days since its launch. This is equivalent to more than 16.5 million units sold.
Calling Grand Theft Auto V one of 2013’s most anticipated video game releases would be a massive understatement, but if you wanted some sort of monetary proof of the claim, Take-Two interactive has it. According to a press release issued today, GTA V has cleared over $1 billion in sales in its first three days on the market; crunch the numbers, and that adds up to more than 16.5 million units sold.
The video game is expected to continue recording massive sales in 2014. GTA V is also rumored to be ported to the next generation consoles and the PC. This includes the likes of Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC. The Grand Theft Auto V?s launch date for all these platforms is rumored to be on June 13. Rockstar Games has not confirmed the rumor.