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What Is It About GTA V That Made It Sell So Much?!

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It's a AAAA title ?



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Good game, good advertising, bigger install base, good scores, good fan reception.

While GTAIV had most of these things the install bases were lower and fan reception wasnt as good as the review scores say.  On the other hand GTAV has crazy good fan reception right now.



Because people are on dope. Kidding.

GTA5 does nothing the best, but it does everything well enough, except for flying which is probably the worst I've experienced in any open world game. Maybe because of this and that people don't see a new GTA every few years that sales are higher.

Also, what I think is a major reason of the high amount of sales is my theory on Rockstar holding back the online to attack used games. Sales could also be as high as they are because the first two weeks no one was selling their copy of the game, so people who wanted to buy it used had to either not buy the game or buy the new copy. Even during the time the online wasn't working, a lot of people still gave it the benefit of the doubt so add more time to that two weeks where there's less used copies available.



Cos it's a crime simulator.
People want to live out fantasies of violence and mayhem, GTA allows them to do so.



Casual appeal.
Much bigger install base.
Good number of people that couldn't play 4 because of age can now play 5
Better game



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Dunno why it got THAT many sales. But it's a great game.



As people have said, much much bigger install base than the release of GTAIV. Also I get the feeling it has better word of mouth than GTAIV (GTAIV was critically acclaimed but less loved by the players, particularly coming off the back of San Andreas).

Those things combined gave it bigger initial sales and better sustained sales than GTAIV.



BasilZero said:

Open World/Popular genre

Great gameplay (excluding the online cause I'm not sure about it)

Rich history/famous franchise

Great developer


 And it did not try to shove nonsensical creationism onto the players.



This is the Game of Thrones

Where you either win

or you DIE

Hype and delivering.



SlayerRondo said:
BasilZero said:

Open World/Popular genre

Great gameplay (excluding the online cause I'm not sure about it)

Rich history/famous franchise

Great developer


 And it did not try to shove nonsensical creationism onto the players.

Which game did that?