Take Two Interactive announced its best quarter in the history of the company, thanks to Rockstar Games’ hugely successful Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth expansion to the GTA series and the biggest one yet, already surpassing its predecessor by around five million sales.
It has not been a great year for the gaming industry in terms of sales, with the industry getting hit hard, forcing some companies like THQ to fold and others like EA to drop a large work force and some studios to make up for poor revenues.
Grand Theft Auto V seems to be the game everyone was waiting for on the consoles, the perfect end to the long seventh-generation. The video game has been almost universally applauded as some of Rockstar’s finest work, connecting a huge fruitful world with an immersive and humorous story.
Any doubts on Rockstars ability to smash the hype have been flushed away with Grand Theft Auto V. The studio may be capable of taking on even grander games in the future and returning to old franchises like Bully and L.A. Noire, two other critically acclaimed games from the studio.
We are not sure what the split is between Xbox 360 and PS3 on the sales side, but reports a few weeks ago showed PlayStation 3 sales were up after the Grand Theft Auto V bundle had been advertised almost everywhere, pushing sales past the dominant Xbox 360.
Either way, this is definitely one of the biggest selling games on both platforms, the current leaders on the two platforms being Grand Turismo 5 on the PS3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Xbox 360, both hitting just over 10 million sales.
On all consoles, Grand Theft Auto V is only beaten by games bundled with consoles and just a few million behind is GTA V, the forth expansion. This shows Rockstar’s dominance when it comes to gamers and we wonder how many more will grab the game when it comes out for PC.