GTA 5 breaks through the 150 million copies sold, Tetris is no longer a mirage

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Can Grand Theft Auto V become the second best-selling video game in history? Until a couple of years ago, everyone, more or less, was convinced that the answer to this question would be a sharp “no”. In light of the recent results, however, Tetris is no longer a mirage.

In today’s Take-Two financial earnings call with lenders, the publisher announced that GTA 5, which we remind you of having launched in September 2013 originally on PS3 and Xbox 360, has broken through. the incredible milestone of 150 million as regards the copies sold.

The number is impressive for three reasons. The first is that, as mentioned, GTA 5 is about to turn 8 years old, and shows no sign of stopping its run; the second is that in less than three months, the game still managed to sell 5 million copies today, as evidenced by the data dating back to May; the third is that this already incredible share is destined to increase even more, since on November 11, the game will be relaunched for the second time in PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions.

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In total, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has sold over 350 million units.

Great news, always on the Rockstar Games front, also for Red Dead Redemption II, which does not collect the same success as GTA 5 but which still continues to grind sales. The blockbuster western, also thanks to its always active multiplayer mode Red Dead Online, has exceeded the quota of 38 million units sold, after the launch in autumn 2018.

Either way, it’s obviously GTA 5 that continues to surprise, and it’s highly likely that it will continue to do so in the months to come with the next generation console edition. If the trend continues, within a year there could be a historic overtaking in the ranking of best-selling video games: Tetris, in second place ahead of GTA V, has totaled 170 million units in sales, and the Rockstar blockbuster could surpass this quota as early as 2022.

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