GTA 5 is the second finest promoting recreation of all time, promoting over 140 million copies.
This determine is much more spectacular contemplating the video games it’s sandwiched between within the checklist of finest promoting video games.
The primary spot is held by Minecraft, which has offered over 200 million copies, and third place is held by Tetris, which has offered over 100 million copies.
Minecraft is a less expensive recreation to buy, promoting between £15-20, whereas Tetris was given away with Gameboys, whereas GTA 5 is a full-price recreation, promoting for round $60/£40.
With the addition of GTA On-line, may followers be holding again the discharge of GTA 6?
Is GTA On-line Hurting GTA 6?
GTA 5 was first launched again in 2013, since then it has been launched on PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
A next-gen port on PS5 and Xbox Sequence X|S is due later this yr.
As soon as this new port is launched, GTA 5 may have spanned three console generations.
In distinction, the PS2 noticed three important sequence and two spin-off GTA video games, if you happen to rely Vice Metropolis and San Andreas as being mainline, which the vast majority of folks do regardless of them not being numbered.
This is not a really honest comparability although as the standard of current-gen video games, when it comes to visuals, measurement and so forth, far exceed the capabilities of the PlayStation 2, so it’s comprehensible that the subsequent entry within the sequence will take a really very long time to develop.
However, may GTA 6 have been launched sooner?
GTA 5 generated $1 billion in gross sales throughout the first three days of its launch, and inside six weeks had outsold GTA 4.
Since reaching $1 billion its gross sales have jumped tenfold which, together with GTA On-line, signifies that GTA 5 has doubtless generated effectively over $10 billion in income.
GTA On-line additionally continues to generate a considerable amount of income annually, reaching someplace between $700 million-$1 billion in income throughout 2020.
The bottom recreation, GTA 5, offered extra copies in 2020 than some other yr aside from its launch yr of 2013.
So Why Make GTA 6?
We do know that GTA 6 is in energetic growth proper now, however the causes outlined above may have performed a big half in why Rockstar was in no rush to start growth.
GTA 5 continues to be producing a considerable amount of income, holding the corporate very worthwhile with quite a bit decrease outgoings than creating a brand new recreation.
Had there not been a world pandemic then gross sales of GTA 5 would have doubtless been a lot decrease than they had been, besides, the sport stays as widespread as ever.
So, to place it properly, the gamers are doubtlessly a big half as to why GTA 6 has but to be launched and even introduced.
However, with the rumoured launch date of 2023, we will count on an announcement hopefully someday this yr.
GTA 5 was first introduced two years earlier than it was launched, so a late 2021 announcement is believable.