Grand Theft Auto 5 Now Boasts 75 Million Units Shipped

The game still continues to rake in cash for publisher Take-Two Interactive.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to be a cash cow for publisher Take-Two Interactive, as the company has revealed that the popular game has now shipped more than 75 million copies, up another 5 million from November.

That number, which puts the game in the lofty company of such titles as Minecraft and Wii Sports, was revealed during an earnings call with investors. GTA5 released more than three years ago, but remains popular because of its multiplayer mode, GTA Online. Developer Rockstar Games continues to support it through regular free updates.

The game’s longevity gives it a massive leg up on other franchises in Take-Two portfolio. For example, Take-Two also revealed that Mafia III has shipped 5 million copies, while NBA 2K17 has shipped 7 million. Civilization VI, which has gotten rave reviews from media and gamers alike, has shipped 1.5 million.

Take-Two’s net revenue was up 15% to $476.5 million, with about a fourth of that coming through virtual currency sales, DLC and microtransactions.

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