Take-Two recently reported its earnings for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2016, revealing 2016 was the strongest GTA V has had in years.
The mention of NBA 2K17 approaching 7 million sales and Mafia 3 reaching 5 million sales has been completely overshadowed by the statistics shared in relation to Grand Theft Auto V’s sales.
The open world title has now sold in excess of 75 million copies. Even more impressive is that things don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. According to Daniel Ahmad, a video game industry analyst at Niko Partners, a break down the annual sales, reveals that GTA V’s have actually increased over the last two years – despite the title originally launching in 2013.
Despite these strong GTA V sales, Take-Two posted a $29.8 million loss for the quarter. Though, this was an improvement over the $42.4 million loss in the same quarter the year before.
Minecraft is the current sales leader in the video games industry, having sold over 100 million copies, but with another year’s schedule of solid updates ahead, Rockstar could close the gap considerably.
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This post was originally written by John Santina.