Ahead of GTA 6 Release, GTA 5 is Closing in on a Record Only Minecraft has Broken 

GTA is one of the most successful franchises in videogames history.

Ahead of GTA 6 Release, GTA 5 is Closing in on a Record Only Minecraft has Broken 

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  • In a recent slide show by Take-Two Interactive, the owners of Rockstar Games, GTA 5 broke more sales records.
  • GTA 6 is the next entry in the franchise and is already the most anticipated game of 2025.
  • Rockstar Games in general have sold very well over the years; Red Dead Redemption has excellent sales too.
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Grand Theft Auto, better known as GTA, is one of the most profitable franchises in all of videogame history. Rockstar Games has already announced GTA 6, making it the most anticipated game of 2025.

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Over the years, this series of games has become groundbreaking for the industry, making the jump to 3D and pushing the quality beyond videogame standards by shattering the boundaries of the open-world genre. The last game of the main saga, GTA 5, continues to break records in sales. This information is straight from Take-Two Interactive, the owners of Rockstar Games.

GTA 6 could be shattering some new records for the franchise

GTA 5 is one of the best sold games in the history of videogames
GTA 5 is one of the best sold games in the history of videogames

It is really a fact that the Grand Theft Auto franchise is one of the most profitable in the gaming industry. But now some numbers have been revealed, leaving no doubt about the popularity of this saga of open-world games. Take-Two Interactive, owners of Rockstar Games, the creators of GTA, make a financial slide with the extraordinary numbers of sales that GTA 5 has accomplished over the years, added to how much sales the franchise has as a whole.

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This slide has confirmed that GTA 5 has sold more than 195 million units to this date. By this summer, they have already accomplished surpassing Tetris with 100 million units sold and just behind Minecraft with 300 million units sold.

GTA 5 is one of the most successful games in history. It was launched back in 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 generations. This particular game has been launched on three different generations of consoles. GTA Online is one of the main reasons for the game’s success.

More marvelous numbers for Rockstar Games

GTA 6 has become the most anticipated game of 2025
GTA 6 has become the most anticipated game of 2025

In this report, it was also confirmed that the GTA franchise had sold more than 420 million copies between all the saga, which means that only GTA 5 has almost half of these sales. This is very possible if you keep in mind that GTA 5 has more than 10 years to reach these numbers. GTA is not the only popular series of games that Rockstar Games has; Red Dead Redemption has also accomplished some very amazing sales.

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The first Red Dead Redemption has sold more than 27 million copies. For Red Redemption 2, the numbers are much better; the game has sold more than 61 million units. GTA 6 will probably be the best launch in the history of the franchise. It is the most anticipated game of 2025. Rockstar Games has gained the respect of the industry and players over the years.

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