Grand Theft Auto 5 is a huge deal for Rockstar Games and Take-Two. During the latest financial meeting, Take-Two revealed that GTA 5 has now sold more than 140 million copies – a number that is likely to increase once the game hits the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S markets later this year comes.

GTA 5 is a money printing machine for Take-Two and Rockstar Games, the companies do not just make a lot of money with microtransactions but the game itself seems to just not stop selling. In Take-Two’s latest annual report, a new number was given and the game has so far been sold for not less than 140 million times. GTA 5 is one of the games that benefited enormously from the COVID-19 year 2020. It was the best year for the title since the launch phase.

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The in-game purchases made for GTA Online grew by 28 percent compared to the same period last year. They exceeded the company’s forecast for the third fiscal quarter. According to Take-Two, the online mode had “more players in every month and throughout the 2020 calendar year than in any other year since launch”.

Grand Theft Auto Online is regularly expanded with updates. In December, Rockstar released the big Cayo Perico Heist update, which brought the robbery from which the title was given, as well as a new island, a new nightclub, new vehicles and weapons, and other content to the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 also successful

Red Dead Redemption 2 does not come close to the numbers of GTA 5. But at least the western title was sold 36 million times. The online component Red Dead Online was able to attract “more players” in December 2020, including “more new players than in any other month since the beta start in 2018”. However, there have been a number of gifts for logins in the past few months.

With numbers like this, it goes without saying that support will be maintained throughout the year. In this context, Take-Two promises that Rockstar Games will support both GTA Online and Red Dead Online with updates in 2021 and beyond.