The Grand Theft Auto series continues to sell well, with more than 5 million copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 being snatched up in the third quarter of the fiscal year, Take-Two Interactive’s financial report reveals.
Making the feat even more impressive is the fact that the fifth game in the series was originally released a full 10 years ago. Since then, a total of 155 million copies have been sold, sales figures indicate. Three years ago, 5 became the most profitable game of all time.
“I wouldn’t say that the pandemic is over; I think we’re certainly not seeing that in working conditions, and therefore it’s hard to believe we’re seeing it fully in consumer patterns,” says Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. “But I think we’re close to the new normal.”
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