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GTA shipments hit 125m as

And that’s why the industry gets excited, sits up and pays attention when the words ‘Grand Theft Auto’ are uttered.

Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick told the Credit Suisse 2012 Technology Conference – as reported by GameSpot – that the series has now shipped 125m units worldwide.

Of that total Grand Theft Auto IV accounts for 25m units.

The last time the company released GTA sales figures in September 2011 they stood at 114m.

Zelnick also explained why he doesn’t believe Grand Theft Auto can follow the lead of IP such as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed by releasing a new instalment every year.

"It's our view that if you want intellectual properties to be permanent, then you run the risk in that circumstance of having consumers fall out of love with that franchise,” he argued. “[Activision] obviously views the world differently."

Pointing out that Black Ops II looks likely to fall short of the sales numbers posted by its predecessor, he added: "That's never been the case with one of ours. Ours do better each time. Our view is it's hard to make permanent intellectual properties if you annualize it, with the exception of sports titles. So far that's proven to be the case.

“IP that is annualized eventually seems to hit the wall and we don't want our IP to hit the wall."

He went on to liken GTA to James Bond, whose unpredictable release schedule he believes plays a part in keeping the series “special”.

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http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=grand+theft+auto

the site has 107 million and ~ 20 million GTAIV

I think we may be undertracking GTA a bit.. >_>



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Wow, an 18m difference between VGChartz and shipments...

pezus said:
Wow, an 18m difference between VGChartz and shipments... <_<

How much have the PC versions sold according to VGC?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
pezus said:
Wow, an 18m difference between VGChartz and shipments... <_<

How much have the PC versions sold according to VGC?

Might include Ios versions as well



PSP Lifetime more than PSV+3DS Lifetime.

those probably inculde the iOS and andriod versions of GTA3 and GTA vice city, because the franchise sold 11 million more units in about year with no releases other than the phone versions

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This also does not account for the people who bought GTA iV via xbox live. The numbers are starting to be less accurate as more and more content is bought digitally.

I cannot even remember if the PS3 has it on the playstation store as well.



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bananaking21 said:
those probably inculde the iOS and andriod versions of GTA3 and GTA vice city, because the franchise sold 11 million more units in about year with no releases other than the phone versions


No these are shipped numbers.  You can't ship digital content.  



You see thats why GTA is the most popular game of all time !!!!



JayWood2010 said:
bananaking21 said:
those probably inculde the iOS and andriod versions of GTA3 and GTA vice city, because the franchise sold 11 million more units in about year with no releases other than the phone versions


No these are shipped numbers.  You can't ship digital content.  


so what games have sold 11 million in the past year? i think they do add digtal sales to this



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RolStoppable said:
pezus said:
Wow, an 18m difference between VGChartz and shipments... <_<

How much have the PC versions sold according to VGC?

GTAIV PC: 0.71m lol
San Andreas: 0.82m another lol
Episodes from Liberty City: 0.03m lolz
Vice City: 0.01m epic lulz
GTAIII: 0.01m