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Grand Theft Auto 5 sales cross 150 million units sold

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What you need to know

  • Take-Two Interactive shared its Q1 2022 fiscal quarter financial results.
  • As part of these results, Take-Two revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 crossed 150 million copies sold.
  • A new version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently in development for Xbox Series X|S and PS5.

Take-Two Interactive reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2022 on Monday. Notably, the report contained an update on the sales of some of Rockstar Games' massive titles. Grand Theft Auto 5 sales crossed 150 million units sold, up five million from 145 million sold last quarter and up 10 million from Take Two's Q3 2021 results. Rockstar Games' western adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 is also up a million copies sold since the prior quarter, reaching 38 million copies sold.

With Grand Theft Auto 6 still likely years away, these continued sales for Rockstar Games still aren't likely to slow down, with an updated re-release of Grand Theft Auto 5 slated for November 11, 2021. This version will contain various improvements specifically for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5.

Take-Two Interactive reported better than expected financial results for Q1 2022, which the company says was primarily driven by the continued success of Grand Theft Auto Online and Borderlands 3, the latter of which has now reached over 13 million copies sold.

During the accompanying conference call, CEO Strauss Zelnick also spoke on diversity, stating that committing to a diverse workplace is not a single day's work but instead a culture created over time. Take-Two Interactive also confirmed that two unannounced "immersive core" games were delayed to later in fiscal year 2022.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.