Grand Theft Auto 5 has been a massive success and the most awesome open world game ever ! It has pleased both the fans as well as the developers . Industry analyst Doug Creutz claims that Grand Theft Auto 5 has managed to make more money than any other form of media in history. GTA 5 has had 90 million units sold and $6 billion in revenue.
Creutz, managing director and senior research analyst covering the media and entertainment sector , told MarketWatch that this 2013 game has made more money than movies like Star Wars, and Gone With The Wind, which both brought in around $3 billion . Creutz estimates that even with DVD and streaming sales, which comes around in the $1 billion category, the films still don’t come near to Rockstar’s 2013 title.
“I think it’s a wild outlier,” Creutz told MarketWatch .“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.”
Creutz also believes that there is a good chance that upcoming titles like “Red Dead Redemption 2” may do just as good as GTA 5, but it is just a chance. “That’s not to say Rockstar won’t have other big hits ,it may ,but another GTA 5 isn’t likely. Michael Jackson had a lot of hit albums but he only had one Thriller.”
Needham & Co. videogame analyst Laura Martin said she couldn’t believe this 2013 release would still be doing so good in 2018. “The companies I cover have a new update every year or two, at the longest, often with a big expansion pack.”
At the end of 2017 , Grand Theft Auto 5 had sold 85 million copies . Also , it still appears on the NPD’s monthly list of best selling games in the United States. GTA 5 has managed to remain in the top 10 of the UK charts for months, often still breaking the top 5 years after release.