Grand Theft Auto V Sales Surpass 80 Million Units, Mafia III 5 Million, NBA 2K17 Nearly 8 Million

Take-Two's Rockstar and 2K put up great numbers with GTA V, Mafia III, NBA 2K17, and more.

May 23, 2017

In the latest Take-Two (parent company of Rockstar, 2K, etc.) Q4 and fiscal year earnings release, CEO Strauss Zelnick announced that Grand Theft Auto V has surpassed 80 million units sold, meaning it has sold at least another five million copies since the company’s last earnings report in February.

As you may know, Rockstar’s GTA V first arrived on the scene in September 2013 on PS3 and Xbox 360, before making its way to PS4 and Xbox One in 2014, and eventually PC. It is the fourth highest selling game of all time, behind Wii Sports at 82,810,000 (though this number is inflated because of Wii bundles), Minecraft at 122,000,000, and Tetris at 495,000,000 (but this includes every Tetris game ever).

According to Zelnick, the physical sales vs. digital sales split currently sits at 75%, 25%. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto Online had another “record year” as well, delivering year-on-year growth in Q4, and “substantially exceeding” the expectations of Take-Two. It was also the “single-largest contributor to recurrent consumer spending” over the last quarter.

Other Take-Two titles, such as 2K’s Mafia III has sold-in more than 5 million units, while Civilization VI has sold-in nearly 2 million units, with the series as a whole surpassing 40 million units.

Meanwhile, NBA 2K17 is also poised to become Take-Two’s highest-selling sports title ever, selling nearly 8 million to date. Further, its recurrent consumer spending also continues to grow, rising 71 percent over the last fiscal year.

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