Sales of GTA V have now passed the 54 million units mark, making it the best selling non-bundled AAA full-priced multi-platform game ever. The game’s recent sales spike is thanks to the release of the PC version of the game, which was the version released most recently.
Rockstar attended Gamescom earlier this month, but only operated a booth in the business area of the game show, so we do not yet know what was showcased in Köln. However, it is safe to assume that alongside any new game reveals, upcoming GTA V content was also on display. This would be logical, as this longer period of time after release, despite hitting this new milestone, GTA V sales would have been on the decline… And announcing new content which is more significant than a simple influx of clothes and vehicles to GTA Online is sure to boost the game’s sales. For example, the announcement of the long awaited story DLC for GTA V’s single-player mode would definitely bring in some new customers. GTA 5 Cheats has received many comments from gamers waiting (im)patiently for this content!
It was also revealed that in the past 12 months, 30 percent of Take-Two interactive’s revenue came from GTA V related sales, and in the past 3 months, it was a whopping 60%. This means that GTA has retained its position as the company’s flagship franchise.
Despite all this, Take-Two has brought in losses this fiscal year, and we’re not talking about pocket change either. This year, the company has accumulated a net loss of $67 million, which can most likely be attributed to the hefty investments required for the development of a new AAA game (we hope!).
Some of that budgeting might have gone to the recently announced Mafia III, which will be developed and published under the 2K label, also owned by Take-Two. Mafia III will also be an open-world crime game with a focus on vehicles and violence, and is the other big GTA rival alongside Saints Row. But how much of a rival is it really, if both properties are ultimately owned by the same company? Recently Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick has stated that despite this, Mafia III’s development will go entirely un-influenced by GTA V.
Are you guys looking forward to Mafia III, or will you be sticking to GTA V (and hopefully some new story mode DLC)?
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