With the announcement of reaching 175 million copies of GTA V sold, Take-Two Interactive has released some exciting new numbers related to its most successful series ever: Grand Theft Auto.
In new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Take-Two has confirmed that the Grand Theft Auto franchise generated more than $8.13 billion in revenue from the launch of GTA V in September 2013 to December last year.
The publisher reports that Grand Theft Auto products generated 15% of total nine-month net revenue in fiscal 2023, equal to $585.55 million. According to TweakTown’s quarterly estimates, GTA games generated $191.203 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 23, representing 13.58% of total quarterly net revenue for that period.
It wasn’t a great quarter for Grand Theft Auto, however, and Take-Two’s Chief Financial Officer Lainey Goldstein notes that “Our other games have fared slightly worse than we expected”, with microtransaction spending on PC and console below expectations.
Profits considered here are a combination of full game sales of GTA V and the later GTA Trilogy, plus GTA Online microtransactions.
GTA 5 became the most downloaded game from the PlayStation Store in January 2023.