Grand Theft Auto V now up to 70 million units shipped

Mafia 3, NBA 2K17 also have strong first weeks, according to Take-Two's latest financials.


Grand Theft Auto V is the game that just keeps on shipping, at least according to publisher Take-Two Interactive.

In it's latest financial call for investors, the company reported that the popular open-world title has now shipped more that 70 million units, a jump of more than 5 million since may and 10 million since February. CEO Strauss Zelnick said the game still has a "robust demand," with multiplayer mode GTA Online still getting a lot of play.

Keep in mind that shipped units does not equate with units sold to consumers, just the number shipped off to retailers.

GTA V launched in late 2013 for Xbox 360 and PS3, then Xbox One and PS4 in 2014. It finally launched for PC last year. 

As for other games, NBA 2K17 had the strongets first week in franchise history, and has shipping more than 4.5 million units since its launch in late September. Mafia 3 shipped the same number, but in the first week, making it the fastest selling title in 2K history. That's saying something considering the company also has GTA and the Civilization series.

Revenue for the quarter also rose, GTA V, led by NBA 2K16 and 2K17, XCOM 2 and BioShock: The Collection.

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    November 3, 2016 8:02 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto V now up to 70 million units shipped

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      November 3, 2016 8:59 AM

      How many of you guys have purchased GTA5 multiple times?

      I've purchased 3 total: PS3, PS4 & PC - don't really regret any of the purchases given the leaps in fidelity each time.

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        November 3, 2016 9:00 AM

        I've never played it, I probably should

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        November 3, 2016 9:11 AM

        1 x PS3
        2 x PS4 (got a copy for gf)
        2 x PC (copy also for gf)

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        November 3, 2016 10:00 AM


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        November 3, 2016 10:18 AM

        Did the exact same thing..

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          November 3, 2016 10:32 AM

          me too. PC for me, console versions for my kid.

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        November 3, 2016 11:02 AM

        Bought: 360
        Won PS4 Bundle on Shack: It was included
        Purchased on PC to play with friends

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        November 3, 2016 11:10 AM

        I've bought it for ps3 and ps4 and am avoiding buying it for pc because I don't want to buy it three times. But I really want to see how good it looks with my 1070.

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        November 3, 2016 11:35 AM

        I actually managed to wait for the PC release. Took some self control though

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          November 3, 2016 12:52 PM

          Damn - I imagine it must have. I bet that first reveal sure was sweet.

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          November 3, 2016 7:07 PM

          Yep, same here, was pretty happy with myself for sticking to it.

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        November 3, 2016 1:09 PM

        twice so far, xbox 360 and ps4, and about to purchase it on PC again as soon as it goes on a decent sale. Stupid pricing just won't go down!

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        November 3, 2016 4:18 PM

        I bought it 4 times:

        -360, which I sold
        -Xbox one(disc) which I sold when I got digital
        -Xbox one digital

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          November 3, 2016 5:32 PM

          Every purchase has been digital for me so I'm stuck with each inferior one :/

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        November 3, 2016 6:43 PM

        Twice; first time was the collector's edition (XBOX 360) on release day, and then I picked up the PS4 version and finished it earlier this year.

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        November 3, 2016 7:00 PM

        3 times.

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        November 3, 2016 7:02 PM

        I've bought it on PS3, PS4, and PC.

        I still haven't played past like, the first mission or two.

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          November 3, 2016 7:29 PM

          wait on any format?!

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            November 3, 2016 7:44 PM

            Yeah. Both console purchases coincided with me getting distracted by other games, and then I bought it on PC when I built a new system last year, but just never got around to it.

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        November 3, 2016 7:50 PM

        360 and PC. I think thats one of the reasons they delay the PC versions. Many buy multiple copies.

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      November 3, 2016 9:05 AM

      "That's saying something considering the company also has GTA and the Civilization series." You probably made a mistake here. There is no chance in hell that Mafia III sold "faster" than GTA V.

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        November 3, 2016 9:48 AM

        Yep, it's the 2K Games' fastest selling game, which include Bioshock, Civ, Xcom, and their sports titles. GTA is not under the 2K Games label.

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      November 3, 2016 10:05 AM

      It's a crime against humanity that they never released a DLC pack.

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        November 3, 2016 10:52 AM

        You mean expansion right? There's been a shit ton of "free" dlc.

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          November 3, 2016 11:09 AM

          Yea, I mean anything related to the single player game. The story and characters were both awesome, it's a shame they didn't expand on it any.

          I know there's a ton of multiplayer crap, but I have no interest in that.

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            November 3, 2016 7:44 PM

            Can't use shark cards in singleplayer

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          November 3, 2016 11:16 AM

          Online stuff is not what we're interested in though.

          That quickly became a boring, hacker-ridden, grind fest.

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            November 3, 2016 11:24 AM

            Not to mention the hordes of annoying 13 year olds make it unbearable. I lasted all of 5 minutes before I had to turn it off.

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            November 3, 2016 11:36 AM

            I genuinely enjoyed the online heist stuff but the incredibly long loading times killed them for me. It would take 15-20 minutes just to get a mission started.

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              November 3, 2016 12:13 PM

              I only recenty finished playing the single player and went online to check out the status there. It is definitely fun to play the heist-based games. It has a feeling of Payday to it. However, the problem is that those load times... DEAR GOD... They are still horrible. I will sit for 5-10 minutes at a time just waiting for something to happen. No clue what its doing.

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                November 3, 2016 12:15 PM

                Honestly sad to hear it didn't get better because, yeah, it felt like Payday with looser shooting but more overall variables/elements to a given heist. Would have loved to play that co-op with people.

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                  November 3, 2016 12:16 PM

                  Yea, I fired up a crew for some friends. I'm trying to get them to play regularly, but you're welcome to drop in if you like. I definitely think the heist system is worth the pain to be honest right now. Its so much fun with the open world-y aspect.

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                    November 3, 2016 12:25 PM

                    Alas, GTAV has been long uninstalled. Hope you have better luck in the heist system than I did!

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                      November 3, 2016 12:35 PM

                      Well with persistence I got 2.4 million so far... So its at least paying better.

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            November 3, 2016 4:17 PM

            I keep waiting for something as good as The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony

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              November 3, 2016 6:41 PM

              Didn't they find that those didn't perform too well with 4? I thought they were both fantastic. They could have just released the explosive round shotgun from Gay Tony and I'd have been happy.

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      November 3, 2016 12:48 PM

      good lord, if it sells through all those units i wonder if that'll make it the highest selling (non pack-in) video game of all time

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      November 3, 2016 4:15 PM

      Crazy the best selling game this console generation is from last generation.

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