Take-Two Interactive has today announced that according to NPD research data, Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling video game of 2013, selling a massive 32.5 million units during the year, and making Take-Two Interactive the top video game publisher of 2013.
GTA V was first released on September 17th worldwide (bar Japn and Brazil) for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox One, and quickly became one of the best-selling games in its first couple of weeks, returning the companies $266 million investment in just a few hours.
“Take-Two’s business continued to outperform expectations significantly during the fiscal third quarter,” said Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Our results were driven by robust holiday demand for Grand Theft Auto V, the franchise record-breaking launch of NBA 2K14, the successful release of WWE 2K14, and strong growth in digitally-delivered revenues led by Grand Theft Auto Online. Take-Two was the top video game publisher of 2013, according to the NPD Group, underscoring our positive momentum over the past year.”
You can expect that Grand Theft Auto V will continue to sell well into 2014, with a release date still yet to be announced for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, there’s still some money to add to the pot.
It’s suspected Grand Theft Auto V sales will continue to be massive in 2014, as the title still hasn’t landed for thePlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. A rumoured launch date for all three platforms is 13 June, but it has yet to be confirmed by Rockstar Games.