Grand Theft Auto V was originally released on September 17, 2013! In other words, it was 8 years ago that the famous game first hit the shelves, originally for PS3 and Xbox 360. However, since then, GTA V has become one of the biggest commercial successes ever, always positioning itself in the charts of best-selling games of the year.
But let’s go by parts! By analyzing some numbers, and at least realizing why Rockstar has not yet invested much in launching a new chapter for the saga… In other words, GTA VI.
GTA V: 8 years, 150 million copies sold… 6.4 billion dollars
So, as I’ve said several times, the big culprit for not having GTA VI on the shelves yet, is none other than GTA V. After all, we are talking about a game, which even after 8 years on the market, continues to sell like hot buns, and thanks to its online component, it remains an authentic goose that lays the golden eggs for Rockstar Games.
GTA V has sold over 150 million copies, generating an incredible 6.4 billion dollars in revenue. To get a sense of the size of the game, chapter number 5 of the saga means 43% of the total sales of all games within the GTA universe (325 million copies sold in total).
Interestingly, Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two were expecting the game’s success to be fleeting, with things calming down over time.. But not! Incredibly, it was in the last fiscal quarter (June~August) that GTA Online had its second best quarter ever. All thanks to a series of updates! Always able to breathe new life into the Grand Theft Auto Online universe.
However, although community sentiment is now largely negative, with players already desperate for GTA VI. In case you don’t know, the next chapter seems to only arrive in 2025.
Besides, what do you think about all this? Do you have GTA V? Still playing? Are you fed up and want GTA VI? Please share your opinion with us in the comments below.