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3 Best and Worst GTA Games Ever- How Many Copies Did The GTA Games Sell Worldwide?

3 Best and Worst GTA Games Ever- How Many Copies Did The GTA Games Sell Worldwide

There is no doubt that the Grand Theft Auto series has played a major role in creating the giant of a studio that Rockstar Games is today. While games like Red Dead Redemption, as well as the Mafia series, did help expand the studio’s variety as well as popularity, it was ultimately the Grand Theft Auto series that made everybody remember Rockstar’s name.

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While the GTA series has provided millions of memories to many people while growing up, the franchise has had its own ups and downs. Following is a list of the three worst as well as three best installments in the Grand Theft Auto Series.

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Worse Three Games In GTA Series

Usually regarded as one of the best video game franchises to ever exist, GTA did in fact have a few bad installments in the franchise, which eventually did not perform as planned.

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3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Copies Sold – 6 Million

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a game that came out as a PlayStation portable exclusive in 2006, followed by a launch for PlayStation 2 in 2007. The game follows the story of a character named Vic Vance, as he tries to make a name for himself in Vice City after being discharged from the army.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Copies Sold – 11 Million

GTA: Liberty City Stories is set in the same city as GTA III, which is Liberty City. It was released for PlayStation Portable back in 2005 and received a port to PlayStation 2 a year later in 2006.

The game was a fine addition to the already existing titles like GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, however, it was majorly limited by the capabilities of the PlayStation Portable at the time, causing it to have comparatively fewer sales than other known titles in the franchise.

Gameplay From Liberty City Stories
Gameplay From Liberty City Stories

1. Grand Theft Auto Advance

Copies Sold – 0.24 Million

Grand Theft Auto Advance is one of the less recognized titles made by Rockstar Games, with many having no idea that it even exists.

The game was released back in 2004 but was only released for the Game Boy Advance, making it the GTA with the least amount of platforms launched. There is not much to talk about this game except the fact that it was based on the same principles as the original Grand Theft Auto game rather than being a 3D title, which was one of the main selling points at the time.

GTA Advance
GTA Advance

Best Titles In Grand Theft Auto Franchise

It can be said without any debate that Rockstar Games have managed to have a pretty successful run so far with the Grand Theft Auto series, with many titles managing to take a special place in the hearts of millions of people. Following is a list of three such installments in the series which rule the gaming industry to this day.

Also Read: Every Grand Theft Auto Playable Character Ranked, All 12 of ‘Em… – FandomWire

3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Copies Sold – 17.5 Million

Released all the way back in 2002, it was one of the first 3D graphic title games that the GTA series received, and it managed to be a huge success. It was originally released for PlayStation 2 but was later ported to other platforms such as Windows and others.

GTA: Vice City
GTA: Vice City

The game focuses on Tommy Vercetti, who after being released from jail comes to Vice City, where he then manages to take over the town overrun by mobs at the time and goes after the money that was rightfully his to begin with.

2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Copies Sold – 21.5 Million

Released back in 2004, San Andreas was the most commercially successful 3D graphic title game out of the 3D trio released, and it managed to be a huge success. It was also released for PlayStation 2 but later received a port to Microsoft Xbox and Windows in 2005, and a port to MacOS in 2010.

GTA: San Andreas
GTA: San Andreas

The game focuses on Carl Johnson, also known as CJ, who returns to the city of San Andreas, a place overrun by gangs, violence, and corruption, after the murder of his mother. Upon his return, he is framed by the police for homicide, and the game follows his journey as things fold out.

The challenges to the development of this particular game were also covered in a BBC documentary released in 2015, called “The Gamechangers“, which starred Danielle Radcliffe in the lead role.

1. Grand Theft Auto V

Copies Sold – 185 Million

GTA V is one of the most successful video games ever in history, being one of the three games known to have sold over 100 million copies.

Released in 2013, the game manages to still be relevant today as the series awaits a new installment. Grand Theft Auto was originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but later released on PlayStation 4 as well as PC, with the most recent release being for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X.

One Of The Best Selling Games Of All Time
One Of The Best Selling Games Of All Time

The game allowed players to switch from three characters, named Michael, Trevor, and Franklin, at any given point, with each of them having their own storyline and missions to play and complete. Eventually, the storyline converged, and it all came down to a few heists the three of them completed together.

GTA V brought a revolution in the world of video game graphics at the time and deservingly won the Game Of The Year award back when it was released with a record-breaking 10 million votes.

As stated earlier, Rockstar Games has had a pretty smooth run so far with the franchise and aims to release the most anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI in the coming years, which is yet again sure to break any records that its predecessor might have failed to break before.

Also Read: 5 Huge Reasons Why ‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Will Be Announced in 2023 – FandomWire

Written by Aaditya Chugh