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Take-Two shipped an impressive five million copies of GTA 5 during the holiday quarter ended December 31, bringing lifetime sell-in to more than 75 million units, the publisher announced during its Q3 earnings call overnight.
“Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online continue to outperform our expectations as they have in every quarter since their release,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Grand Theft Auto V remains the highest rated game of the current console generation and a must-have title for gamers on both console and PC with sell-in now surpassing 75 million units.
“According to data from the NPD Group that combines physical sales and full game downloads, Grand Theft Auto V was the number six selling game across all platforms in 2016. In addition, Grand Theft Auto Online continues to deliver growth in both engagement and bookings with a record number of players in December, driven by the ongoing release of new content.”
Analyst Daniel Ahmad posted on Twitter that GTA 5 shipped more units in 2016 than it did in 2015, which is quite remarkable..
GTA 5 is the fourth best-selling video game of all time, behind Wii Sports, Minecraft and Tetris.
Source: Take-Two IR via Seeking Alpha