Grand Theft Auto V has risen to become the best-selling game of all time, according to the NPD Group’s August analysis for video game sales in 2017. (Presumably, this is based on US figures, but we will update this post if it’s global.)
NPD’s Mat Piscatella revealed the game’s success, and offered a few interesting statistics to emphasis just how impressive a feat GTA V has achieved:
“Grand Theft Auto V has now been on the market 49 months and has achieved 41 Top 10 chart appearances, 16 more times than any other single title in reported history … In addition, Grand Theft Auto V is the all-time best-selling game by both revenue and units in tracked sales across PC, console, and portable with digital and packaged combined.”
Even AAA August releases like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy were beaten by the multi-platform and multi-generation release.
Grand Theft Online adds a compelling reason to keep on coming back to the game, and Rockstar has focused support on that area in particular.
Do you think GTA V deserves this much success?
Source: NPD via US Gamer