During Take-Two’s investor conference call, Chief Executive Officer Strauss Zelnick talked more about the performance of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.
We heard that the game has passed 90 million units shipped, also thanks to the continued expansion of current generation consoles.
We also get the mention that 2017 was the best year yet for Grand Theft Auto Online, with an “epic December” in which the game had more active players than ever before. The game exceeded the publisher’s expectations during the past fiscal quarter and remains its biggest contributor for recurring consumer spending (IE: microtransactions).
The previous shipment milestone, at over 85 million units, was announced only in November, mentioning that the game shipped roughly five million units during the holidays.
Zelnick also announced that (unsurprisingly) Rockstar Games will continue to support Grand Theft Auto Online with more new content going forward.
Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It was initially released in September 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360, followed by a launch on PS4 and Xbox One in November 2014, and on PC in April 2015.
If you want to read more about Take-Two’s performance in the past quarter you can check out our dedicated article.