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To be fair, GTAV is a multi-platform title, having been released on the PS3, PS4, 360, XBO, and PC. I'd like to see exactly how much each version sold. To date, I think the most any game has sold on a single platform without the benefit of heavy bundling was Mario Kart Wii, which has sold 37 million copies.

Note that this is not meant to downplay GTAV's massive success or anything. 85 million is far beyond any other multiplatform game (excluding Tetris and Minecraft, which aren't exactly comparable to AAA titles like GTA). I think Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim have both sold nearly 30 million copies across all platforms, and they're the next biggest runners-up. Multi-platform or not, 85 million is outstanding.



Ka-pi96 said:
Vinther1991 said:

I apologize. I knew I had seen GTA bundles everywhere, never realized it was only for PS3 and PS4. So bundle exclusivity is apparently also a thing now, lol. I wonder if it is a timed bundle exclusive deal.

How many are sold unbundled is speculation. The PS3 had very good legs compared to the competition. I guess the GTA V bundle was one of the reasons, it sold really well.

It's been a thing for a long time. Every time somebody gets exclusive marketing rights that comes with bundle exclusivity as well.

And PS3 had already sold around 78m (VGC) before GTAV released, so no GTAV wasn't the reason for its sales. And of the around 9m PS3s (VGC again) sold since GTAV's release probably not that many were GTAV bundles. Besides, official bundles don't guarantee games will sell well. Xbox had the exclusive official bundle for FIFA for years, yet it still sold better on PS3/PS4 than it did on Xbox. And of course unlike other companies (*cough* Nintendo *cough*) Sony actually gives consumers a choice between buying the stand alone console or one of a number of bundles. Amplified further by the fact that retailers will often bundle the standalone console with games as well.

Since when does Nintendo not allow a choice between stand alone system and bundles?

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Not surprising it has reached that number as many people have rebought the game a few times.

I have bought it on the PS3 than the PS4 and i'll buy it on the Switch if they release it as long as it plays and it does not require you to download half the game day 1 to play it. None of this LA Noire on Switch or latest COD BS;



 

 

Wish there was a Switch version.



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konnichiwa said:
VGPolyglot said:
GTAV is the best-selling game in the US? Is that including Minecraft, Angry Birds and Tetris?

Based on revenue and units sold...So yeah revenue sure , if units sold it must have sold like 55-60 million in the USA?  Considering MC did surpass 122 million last februari (but no new numbers yet).

Dude there is no way sales in USA are that high lol, GTA is actually a bigger series in the rest of the world. I think Europe should be at least as big as USA, probabily bigger.



2020 predictions: NSW 21m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m
(PS5 and XSX predictions will most likely change after we know enough about them)

CosmicSex said:
GTAV is an industry within itself.

this is a smart way to look at it



Well deserved.

One of the best series out there.

I still need to get my copy of GTAV - planning to get it on PC when I build my PC.



    

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Ryng_Tolu said:
konnichiwa said:

Based on revenue and units sold...So yeah revenue sure , if units sold it must have sold like 55-60 million in the USA?  Considering MC did surpass 122 million last februari (but no new numbers yet).

Dude there is no way sales in USA are that high lol, GTA is actually a bigger series in the rest of the world. I think Europe should be at least as big as USA, probabily bigger.

Lol... that's why he's saying that it has to be based on revenue, because if it was units the US number would be unrealistically high...



Teeqoz said:
Ryng_Tolu said:

Dude there is no way sales in USA are that high lol, GTA is actually a bigger series in the rest of the world. I think Europe should be at least as big as USA, probabily bigger.

Lol... that's why he's saying that it has to be based on revenue, because if it was units the US number would be unrealistically high...

Oh well then i'm stupid lol, i misread what he said.



2020 predictions: NSW 21m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m
(PS5 and XSX predictions will most likely change after we know enough about them)