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GTA5 the Most Successful Media Title of All Time

There's an article on MarketWatch discussing the success of Grand Theft Auto V since the launch of the latest installment in the open world series almost five years ago. This includes interview quotes, but these are not from the developers, but from financial analysts, who talk about the game's unprecedented sales figures. According to these experts, not only has GTA5 earned more revenue than any other video game, it's also made more money than any film or other media release in history:

Since it’s launch in 2013, “GTA V” has sold 90 million units, putting its total haul for publisher Take-Two Interactive Inc. in the neighborhood of $6 billion—far above the success of blockbuster movies like “Star Wars” or “Gone With The Wind,” which both collected more than $3 billion, adjusted for inflation. Even taking into account DVD and streaming sales would not put the biggest movie blockbusters in GTA V’s neighborhood, said Cowen analyst Doug Creutz, estimating those sales might add up to $1 billion to the films’ totals.

“I think it’s a wild outlier,” Creutz told MarketWatch in a phone interview. “I think maybe with the exception something Nintendo has made—Mario Brothers—but aside from that there’s never been a console game that’s sold so many units.”

While the Mario franchise has sold more units in total, no single Mario game has come close to collecting $6 billion on its own. GTA V stands alone largely because of the title’s continued longevity: It continues to bring in hundreds of millions in revenue more than four years after its launch, finishing 2017 as the sixth best-selling videogame in the U.S., according to NPD Group data.

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20. Re: GTA5 the Most Successful Media Title of All Time Apr 9, 2018, 15:22 jacobvandy
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 15:01:
I find it strange that a game where you play a thug is the most popular game. I have watched the kids play it and just do not see what is so enthralling about it.

Well, it's a very deep and detailed open-world sandbox where you can do literally whatever you feel like, and there just aren't many viable role-play options for that, given the modern-day setting... It's either you're a criminal or high-level government spook, which are practically the same thing. But if you think the game as it is seems boring, imagine what it'd be like if you actually had to play a law-abiding citizen!
 
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