It seems Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has done well for publisher Take Two, despite its oft-reported launch issues.
The company named the game as one of their biggest successes in their third quarter financial results last night. (As spotted by Video Games Chronicle.) In fact, CEO Strauss Zelnick called it, Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online and NBA 2K22 as being primary factors for the company’s “better than expected” performance in the quarter. Later in the same presentation, Zelnick noted the title for “significantly exceeding our commercial expectations.”
Take Two did not disclose exact figures of the collection’s sales. However, the company revealed to investors that 370 million units had been sold in for GTA as a whole. That number is up from 355 million, previously reported by the company before the release of the collection. With some maths accounting for GTA V sales, VGC estimate that means approximately 10 million of those sales are of the Definitive Edition.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition launched in November. The collection suffered from a myriad of technical issues, enough so that Rockstar would formally apologise to fans. The studio has released several patches, and the physical versions were also delayed before arriving a month later. You can check out our verdict of the release over here.
Fan demand for Grand Theft Auto won’t be slowing down any time soon though. The Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 will get their own version of GTA V on March 15. In the same announcement, Rockstar finally confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 was well into active development last week.