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Grand Theft Auto V Just Had Its Best-Selling Year in 2020

Millions have bought the game-140 million copies to be exact.
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When Grand Theft Auto V was released in 2013, it had tons of hype (and delays). Now, it seems all that has paid off. After being released close to eight years ago, the action-adventure game just recorded its best-selling year in 2020.

Let's look at the numbers: GTA V sold 130 million copies back in May. It then sold 10 million between February and May for a total of 140 million copies. We can't say we're completely surprised, however, as early last year the game was named the best-selling game of the decade. Still, it's a feat to continue to be relevant after being released nearly eight years ago.

"We're grateful for the incredible work that Rockstar Games has done with Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto Online," Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said in an interview with Mad Money. "It's absolutely amazing that Grand Theft Auto has sold more units in calendar 2020 than it did in any year since its original release in 2013. It's just extraordinary."

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In 2018, we reported that the game had already made $6 billion (approximately P288.3 billion). FYI: That's against just a $265 million budget. So, nearly three years later and after selling millions of copies in 2020, we can bet that Rockstar has made double, or maybe even triple, that amount. Insane.

Our only question now is: when is GTA VI coming out? Here's everything we know about the upcoming game (so far).

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