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GTAV Sales Top 180 Million, GTA Series Sales Top 400M, RDR 2 Sales Top 53M

GTAV Sales Top 180 Million, GTA Series Sales Top 400M, RDR 2 Sales Top 53M - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 May 2023 / 5,790 Views

Take-Two Interactive has released its latest earnings report for the quarter ending March 31, 2023 and in the report has provided an update on the latest sales figures for its best-selling franchises and provided an update on the sales of individual games.

The Grand Theft Auto series is the best-selling franchise by Take-Two with over 400 million units sold-in. This is up from 395 million units from the previous quarter ending December 31, 2022. It is "one of the most successful, iconic and critically acclaimed brands in all of entertainment," according to Take-Two.

Grand Theft Auto V has sold-in over 180 million units, which is up from 175 million units. It is the "Best-selling game of the past 10 years in the U.S., based on both unit and dollar sales."

The Red Dead Redemption series with only two releases have sold-in over 75 million units worldwide, which is up from 70 million units. Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold-in over 53 million units, which is up from 50 million units. It is the second best-selling title in the US over the past five years based on dollar sales.

GTAV Sales Top 180 Million, GTA Series Sales Top 400M, RDR 2 Sales Top 53M

The NBA 2K series has sold-in over 135 million units worldwide, which is up from 130 million units. It is the best-selling basketball simulation IP in the US based on dollar and unit sales.

The Borderlands series has sold-in over 80 million units worldwide. This is up from 78 million in the previous quarter. Sales reported for Borderlands 2 has sold-in over 27 million, which is the same as the previous quarter. Borderlands 3 has sold-in over 17 million units, which is is up from 16 million units.

Sid Meier’s Civilization series has sold-in over 67 million units. This is up from 65 million in the previous quarter. The BioShock series has sold-in nearly 42 million units, which is up from 41 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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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23 Comments
Zippy6 (on 18 May 2023)

GTA V showing what the term evergreen really means.

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thomas995 (on 17 May 2023)

GTA V might hit 200 million this time next year at the rate it's going.

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dane007 thomas995 (on 17 May 2023)

That's insane. Sells better then most new games

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Machina (on 18 May 2023)

The 180 million for GTAV is more than all but 10 series in gaming. It's more than the entire Mario Kart series for example (175.2 million).

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S.Peelman (on 18 May 2023)

I’d still like to know what they’re actually counting.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 18 May 2023)

Never ending legs, why would they make gta6 if gta5 still selling well hahaha

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DonFerrari (on 18 May 2023)

How can GTAV still sell 5M in a year so late in its life, even RDR2 3M is absurd. Ops, it is in a quarter, that is even more absurd.

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The Fury (on 18 May 2023)

I'm confused as to who is still buying GTA5. If you haven't wanted it yet, you don't have it and won't ever get it, right? Unless they are currently relying on underage population suddenly aging up enough to be able to buy it as GTA5 came out 10 years ago.

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haxxiy The Fury (on 18 May 2023)

That's probably exactly it, though. A never-ending supply of teenagers.

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shikamaru317 (on 18 May 2023)

I wish they would give us sales numbers for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. They said on the first financials after it's launch that it exceeded Take-Two expectations and suggested that it may become it's own franchise getting sequels alongside Borderlands moving forward, yet it has been a year since release and they have yet to give us the sales numbers since launch. Would be nice to compare it's sales to Borderlands 3 the same number of quarters after release.

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Zippy6 shikamaru317 (on 18 May 2023)

Borderlands series had sold 74m December 2021, the quarter before Tiny Tina launched and is now at 80m while BL3 and BL2 increased in sales too. Seems to me it's sold around 3m. It was 11th in NPD in it's launch month so we know it wasn't big like a traditional BL title. 15k peak player count at launch on steam to BL3's 93k launch peak.

But if it exceeded expectations then it's nice to know they planned accordingly and didn't fall into the trap of wanting/needing every game to be a ridiculous 10m seller.

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Giggity_goo (on 17 May 2023)

red dead has been on sale nearly every week on the xbox store i recently picked them both up

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Signalstar (on 17 May 2023)

GTAV and RDR2 still shipping 5 million units each a quarter...

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Kakadu18 Signalstar (on 17 May 2023)

3mil for RDR2.

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Signalstar Kakadu18 (on 17 May 2023)

You are correct. I misread. Still stellar though

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Slownenberg (on 17 May 2023)

Damn, PS/MS gamers just keep buying the same game 3 gens in a row haha. Insane sales though, but I guess that market is just primed to always buy this game, so being on 6 systems over 3 generations, plus PC and being THE game to get on those 6 systems, leads to insane sales. I suppose this is probably like what Mario Kart sales would be if it released on multiple systems and PC over multiple generations and they were able to convince people to buy remastered versions on each new system.

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AJNShelton (on 17 May 2023)

It's not too late to release it on the Switch

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KrspaceT AJNShelton (on 17 May 2023)

You would think with 100 million units for a while now it would have been a priority. Eh, some companies don't like money if they have to share it with Nintendo for some reason.

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Zeltaz13 (on 17 May 2023)

I'm calling it right now, GTA 6 is gonna sell like 50M units in the first day

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shikamaru317 Zeltaz13 (on 17 May 2023)

That's a pretty high expectation, the current record for first day sales is 12m sales day one held by GTA 5 itself, other games since GTA 5 released have fallen short of it's record, even the biggest releases like the biggest of the yearly CoD games, Cyberpunk 2077, Elden Ring, and Hogwarts Legacy each fell short. Though GTA 5 has sold alot lifetime, alot of those sales are a. repeat buyers buying the game across multiple platforms like PS3/PS4/PS5 and 360/XB1/XS or a console on launch and then PC later, and b. people getting the game when it hits deep deep discounts on digital and physical sales. Games have also gone up from $60 to $70 since then.

I'd say that a more realistic expectation for a $70 GTA 6 day one is beating GTA 5's 12m record with around 18-20m day one for GTA 6.

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Pinkie_pie shikamaru317 (on 17 May 2023)

18m-20m is too low. Remember when gta5 launched, gta wasn't nearly as popular as it is right now. Gta4 sold like what 20m lifetime?

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shikamaru317 Pinkie_pie (on 17 May 2023)

Lifetime for GTA 4 is likely 30m+, GTA 4 had sold 25m just by 2013 when GTA 5 released. GTA 4 would have surely seen a spike in sales thanks to GTA 5, with new players to the series going back to play some of the older games in the series. GTA 4 has been available as cheap as $4 with all DLC in numerous digital sales in the 10 years since GTA 5 released.

You have to remember several other factors for GTA 6:

  • It'll be more expensive at launch than GTA 5, $70
  • The main draw of GTA 5 and the reason for it's explosive sales was the success of GTA Online. GTA 5's singleplayer campaign has been completed by just just 27-30% of players on the original PS3/360 release, 12-16% on the PS4/XB1 release, 23% on the PC release, and 4% of players on the PS5/Xbox Series release over the last year since it released on PS5/Xbox Series. In total, that means that less than 20% of GTA V's 180m lifetime owners played the singleplayer campaign all the way through, or less than 36m owners (and of those less than 36m owners who played the campaign all the way through, some of them are double or triple dippers who played the campaign on more than one platform, so it's not 36m unique owners).
  • According to leaks, GTA 6 has no replacement for GTA Online and is purely singleplayer on launch. This is backed up by the fact that GTA 6 reportedly only began development in 2020, and now seems to be releasing between April 2024 and March 2025. 5 years of development time or less is just not enough time to build a bigger than GTA 5 singleplayer campaign (the map that has leaked suggests GTA 6 is alot bigger than GTA 5) and a fully functional GTA 6 Online mode. GTA 6 may well get an online mode eventually, but not at launch it seems. It has even been rumored that the successor to GTA 5's GTA Online may be a standalone game separate from GTA 6, with a massive map covering the areas of GTA 4 (Liberty City), GTA San Andreas and GTA 5 (San Andreas), and GTA 6 (Vice City/Miami plus the entire state of Florida and parts of Georgia), plus more, possibly even an entire US map.

    Without Online on launch, GTA 6's launch will mainly be limited to those who played and enjoyed GTA 5's singleplayer campaign. That greatly limits it's day one reach, those who only care about the Online mode will wait and grab the game in a cheap sale closer to the time that GTA 6's online mode is added post-launch, or if the successor to GTA Online is standalone they will just buy that instead.

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Pinkie_pie shikamaru317 (on 18 May 2023)

Gta5 didn't launch with online. People will just buy it because they know or think the online will come free eventually. Just because people didn't finish the story doesn't mean all of them didn't enjoy it. I've never beat the story but still I enjoyed it for most part. Still think 20m is too low for day 1. I'm thinking 20m for PS5 and 10m for xbox series. You also have to remember its been a decade now since gta5 released. It's not like they releasing a new gta every few years like they did before. People been wanting a new gta for years

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