Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition has apparently sold gangbusters, despite being universally panned and plagued with launch issues similar to the infamous Cyberpunk 2077. We knew the trilogy sold well, as Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned earlier. how it “has done just great for the company,” and while no sales figures were officially revealed, some clever math from folks at Video Games Chronicle suggests the sales figure is somewhere around ten million.
GTA Trilogy sales “significantly exceeded expectations”
GTA Trilogy sales exceeded Take-Two’s expectations, according to a new earnings report. But how did VGC get ten million? Well, Take-Two revealed that the entire series has sold over 370 million copies to date, including over 160 million copies of GTA V. Prior to the release of GTA Trilogy, these figures were 355 million and 155 million respectively. That leaves a gap of about ten million associated with the series that is not GTA V, so common sense dictates that GTA Trilogy has a part to play here.
Zelnick was recently called out for calling the GTA Trilogy launch issues a “glitch,” but if these numbers are any indication, they were indeed just a glitch for the company. “Going forward, we will continue to have a strong focus on quality, and we are extremely confident in all of our upcoming releases,” Zelnick told investors who questioned him about GTA Trilogy’s issues.
Opinion: GTA Trilogy’s sales figure speaks for itself
Zamena writes… The title “Grand Theft Auto” is a gift that keeps on giving. Despite overwhelmingly negative response from critics and players (at least online), the GTA Trilogy remaster sold millions more in a matter of months than hits like Ghost of Tsushima over the course of a year or more. That shows the strength and value of the GTA brand. The good news is that Grove doesn’t make St. GTA 6 and Rockstar is known for the quality of its products.
In other news, Horizon Zero Dawn PC players have discovered an unused character model that turns Aloy into a duck, and we’re about to see The Wolf Among Us 2.