GTA V has surpassed 160 million units sold since its launch on September 17, 2013. These whopping numbers look even more impressive compared to other notable video games.
According to the new data from Take-Two’s quarterly report, GTA V reached $1 billion in revenue faster than any entertainment release in history. The entire franchise has sold more than 370 million units to date.
So how much is 160 million units sold compared to other popular games and IPs?
As pointed out by journalist Jason Schreier, the entire Assassin’s Creed series, which is Ubisoft’s biggest franchise, has sold 155 million copies as of November 2020. GTA V sales also exceed those of every single Resident Evil game (123 million units combined).
Some fun sales numbers:
Entire Assassin’s Creed series (as of Nov 2020): 155 million copies
Entire Final Fantasy series (as of Sep 2021): 164 million copies
Entire Resident Evil series (as of Dec 2021): 123 million copies
Grand Theft Auto V (as of Feb 2022): 160 million copies
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 7, 2022
As we found out from Nintendo’s latest financial report, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reached 43.3 million copies sold. It brings the entire Mario Kart series’ sales to around 163 million, which is slightly over those of GTA V.
Schreier also noted that while Minecraft sold over 200 million units, it sells at half-price, so it can’t be compared to GTA V in terms of revenue.
Fanbyte editor Imran Khan made a few more comparisons, saying that GTA V is like two Wii Sports and five San Andreases.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of countries that have fewer people than copies of GTAV sold internationally:
The United Kingdom
— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) February 7, 2022
Grand Theft Auto V is Rockstar’s biggest hit and one of the largest pieces of entertainment in history. It still continues to draw players, especially thanks to GTA Online. The studio plans to release the game’s next-gen versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 15, which will probably prolong its life even more.