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Grand Theft Auto V Sales Top 40 Million Worldwide - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 January 2015 / 35,101 Views

Rockstar has had a runaway success with Grand Theft Auto V. The game set records when it launched in September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The next generation versions of the game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has helped the game hit a new milestone.

Grand Theft Auto V has sold more than 40 million units worldwide, as of the week ending December 20, according to VGChartz. The game has sold 40.56 million units. The game has sold 16.97 million units in the US and 15.68 million units in Europe.

The PlayStation 3 version accounts for nearly half of the all the sales. The game has sold 19.24 million units worldwide on the PlayStation 3. The Xbox 360 version has sold 17.79 million units. The PlayStation 4 version has sold 4.73 million units, while the Xbox One version has sold 1.81 million units.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 07 January 2015)

Congrats to the creators. They should have released the PC version earlier, but what can you do. I'm sure they'll be swimming in money for a long time.

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Ganoncrotch (on 07 January 2015)

Such a beautiful game, the X360 version of it uses every trick in the book from the console hard to imagine a game so massive and lovely looking is on a machine dated 2005. Great work from Rockstar making that the success that it is. Lovely to see the generations not end with Cawadooty as the highest games sold on the ps/360

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Blood_Tears (on 07 January 2015)

You have a typo in your Xbox 360 sales, it's actually 14.79m not 17.79m.

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Moneybags Blood_Tears (on 07 January 2015)

Constant mistakes in this guy's articles

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UnknownFact (on 07 January 2015)

19.24 + 17.79 + 4.73 + 1.81 = 43.57 -> 43.57 > 40.56 -> tsk tsk...

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mjk45 UnknownFact (on 10 January 2015)

He makes a lot of mistakes usually to do with maths ,he should double check his figures more often , but the most annoying thing is his reluctance to own up to and fix those mistakes

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OfficerRaichu15 (on 07 January 2015)

this game made rockstar(assuming most games were bought at $60)
holy shit

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a few $80 versions to make up for any $40 ones

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Psychotic OfficerRaichu15 (on 08 January 2015)

Probably a more than that. Digital sales.

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Mike_L OfficerRaichu15 (on 08 January 2015)

I'm sure they made more than $2.5 billion on GTAV. As platformmaster says the game cost what amounts to $80+ at launch in a lot of countries around the world.

Here in Scandinavia the PS3/360 version still costs $50 and the PS4/XB1 version $70.

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Mystro-Sama (on 07 January 2015)

I'm happy a game of this caliber achieved this milestone.

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Chazore (on 07 January 2015)

Once they release the PC version they'll be swimming in even more money for sure, kudos to R*.

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Dechizen Chazore (on 07 January 2015)

a pirates life is not what they seek haha

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narre Chazore (on 08 January 2015)

@Dechizen.. You're right. All the pirates out there keep saying that they are the ones who keep games alive with mods and other BS.

But the ones that give revenue to game developers are console gamers. Rockstar should keep this game away from PC mongrels.

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