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GTAV Sales Top 140 Million, RDR 2 Sales Top 36 Million, NBA 2K21 Sales Top 8 Million

GTAV Sales Top 140 Million, RDR 2 Sales Top 36 Million, NBA 2K21 Sales Top 8 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 February 2021 / 2,625 Views

Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games in their latest financial results for the quarter ending December 31, 2020, announced Grand Theft Auto V has sold-in over 140 million units worldwide.

Sales for Grand Theft Auto V in 2020 were the second-highest in any year, with its launch year in 2013 as the only year that sold better.

Take-Two also announced Red Dead Redemption 2 shipment figures have topped 36 million units, Borderlands 3 has shipped 12 million units and NBA 2K21 has sold-in 8 million units.

Take-Two has committed to supporting Red Dead Online and Grand Theft Auto Online through the end of 2021.

GTAV Sales Top 140 Million, RDR 2 Sales Top 36 Million, NBA 2K21 Sales Top 8 Million

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked by GamesIndustry if sales of the next-generation hardware were slower than seen in previous generations. 

"In terms of consumer demand, absolutely not... These consoles are flying off the shelves and you can't get them for love or money. We don't see any concerns there whatsoever. Naturally, we would have liked to have seen a bigger supply because that would benefit us, but we remain very excited. And certainly, you want to have unfilled demand rather than dead inventory."

For the third fiscal quarter, which ended December 31, Take-Two reported net revenue was down seven percent year-over-year to $861 million, while net profits were up 11 percent to 182 million.

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. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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TallSilhouette (on 08 February 2021)

This just in: GTA6 gets pushed back again.

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KLAMarine TallSilhouette (on 08 February 2021)

What GTA6?

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AJNShelton KLAMarine (on 09 February 2021)


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DaAndy (on 09 February 2021)

Anybody has any Idea why GTA5 sells that crazy? I cant really imagine that even after more than 7 Years there are coming new players regularly.

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Sogreblute (on 08 February 2021)

Best selling game on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and one of the best selling PC games.
Now we are in 9th Gen where it is still going to sell.
Also Animal Crossing and Mario Kat 8 Deluxe are going to pass Red Dead 2, which is crazy to think about.

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Jranation Sogreblute (on 08 February 2021)

Nintendo exclusives are just on another level.

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SvenTheTurkey Sogreblute (on 10 February 2021)

I think it was just a matter of time. Lots of money gets put into making the gta games. The online gameplay is robust. And it is available on so many platforms. It will be on 3 Sony consoles soon. Couple that with it being a popular series that doesn't get a new game yearly.

Take call of duty, FIFA, Madden, etc for example. These games can't hit that level of sales. They get replaced too frequently. Contrast that with GTA, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Minecraft, etc. They come out infrequently.

Then the fact that they're regularly updated. Mario kart is the exception. But they all have online play and encourage multiplayer. They all also have a lot of mainstream, casual appeal. They aren't intimidating due to their ease of playability.

But GTA just has a lot of sellability and appeal. Couple that with the large number of platforms it's available on (which is 300 million total consoles plus pc).

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kazuyamishima (on 08 February 2021)

Damn, is safe to say that about 30 million units are sold on PS4 alone?

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billyboy kazuyamishima (on 08 February 2021)

I would assume a vast number of them are PC. I picked it up about 5 years ago for $5 on a steam holiday sell.

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javi741 kazuyamishima (on 09 February 2021)

I think it is. GTA 5 has an insane hardware/software attach rate for a multiplat. Within its first 6 Weeks of release GTA 5 sold 30 Million on the Xbox 360 and PS3 alone, 2 systems around 150M combined. Which means that within barely a month already around1/5th of 7th gen console owners owned the game, imagine how much bigger that attach rate is now with GTA 5 still a global trend 8 years later with a ton of price cuts up to this point. I wouldn't be surprised if GTA 5 PS4 was at 30 Million Sold

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2zosteven (on 09 February 2021)

GTAV PS5 XBSX premium edition plus!

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GamingRabbit (on 09 February 2021)

Hm.. I always ask myself how much GTA 5 would have sold if the same game was developed
by a different company under a different name .
My assumption: <10%

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Kakadu18 GamingRabbit (on 09 February 2021)

If Bethesda, EA or Activision made it, it would still have sold up to 30 million units I think.

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Real (on 09 February 2021)

Ohh man is GTA V going to catch up to Minecraft ?

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