In money-printing news, Take-Two Interactive have posted their quarterly earnings ending December 31, 2013, with the most noteworthy item being that GTA V has sold more than 32.5 million copies since its September 17th release. That is a rate of almost 1.7 million copies sold each week in its near 19 weeks of existence, which is beyond a doubt an impressive feat.
With speculation of a next-gen and PC version of GTA V on the horizon, the game is well on its way of climbing to the top of the top selling video games of all time. If Rockstar Games were to release to these new platforms, the only game that could keep it from being the #1 most sold video game would be Wii Fit, seeing as it was bundled in with tens of millions of Nintendo Wii console kits.
Take-Two will see continued income from the game in more ways than just retail sales. The in-game cash generated from GTA V will no doubt see the game’s online mode continue to be profitable, especially with heists coming in future content updates.
With that, according to NPD, Take-Two became the top video games publisher in 2013 with $1.86 billion in net revenue for Q3 2014. There’s no way they don’t release a GTA VI now, right?
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