‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ is the Most Profitable Media Product Ever at $6 Billion

According to recent sales records, Grand Theft Auto V has just become the best selling piece of entertainment media, ever. Coming in at a solid $6 billion in sales and growing, Grand Theft Auto V has topped every game, film, and book’s sales. Even adjusted for inflation, this beats Gone With The Wind’s all time sales by over $4 billion.

Doug Creutz, a market analyst, broke it down for MarketWatch:

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via MarketWatch

Though the game came out in 2013, it still finished 2017 as the 6th highest selling game of the year, even with a year filled with great new titles like Breath of the Wild and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Since its initial release on the Xbox 360 and PS3, the game has gained a 998% increase in sales.

These numbers come from an aggregation of the copies sold, and doesn’t include the amount spent on in-game purchases for gear, money, or new cars.

Rockstar’s next game, Red Dead Redemption 2, comes out this year on October 26. Do you think Red Dead can dethrone Grand Theft Auto? Let us know in the comments!

Source: MarketWatch

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