Grand Theft Auto V has sold five million copies since May

Grand Theft Auto V has sold five million copies since May

Blockbuster crime romp Grand Theft Auto V has sold a total of 115m units since its September 2013 launch.

That's according to the CEO of Rockstar parent company Take-Two Strauss Zelnick, who told investors - as reported by Seeking Alpha - that the title had shifted an additional five million copies during the three months ending September 30th. At the end of the previous financial quarter, the title had sold 110m units.

Zelnick also said that recurrent spending on the game's online mode had shot up 23 per cent, partly driven by a casino-themed update that rolled out in July and saw "record engagement" at the time

"Recurrent consumer spending on Grand Theft Auto Online grew 23 per cent to a new record, driven by the July release of the Diamond Casino & Resort update," he said.

"This update was Grant Theft Auto Online's biggest content launch ever, delivering record player engagement across daily, weekly and monthly active users in July, and then again in August.

"As a result of the title's better-than-expected performance fiscal year-to-date and improved outlook for the balance of the year, we now expect Grand Theft Auto Online to grow in fiscal 2020. Grand Theft Auto V remains the standard-bearer for excellence in our industry and one of the most revered and successful entertainment experiences of all time. The title continues to expand its audience around the world and has now sold-in more than 115 million units."

For the last financial quarter, revenue was up 74 per cent for Take-Two

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