Grand Theft Auto V has set its fair shares of sales records, but this latest one’s the biggest yet: it’s now the top-selling game of all time in the United States.
Rockstar’s open-world sequel has been immensely popular ever since it first released in 2013, setting all kinds of sales records and still appearing on most-purchased lists four years after its debut. The addition of Grand Theft Auto Online and its rerelease on the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 when those consoles released helped sales to hold steady, and all of those cumulative purchases have finally paid off.
Take-Two Interactive released its second quarter earning results, and one section at the bottom reveals the new sales record.
“Grand Theft Auto V has now sold in more than 85 million units,” the report reads. “According to the NPD Group, Grand Theft Auto V is now the all-time best-selling video game, both in revenues and units, based on combined U.S. digital and physical sales across PC, console, and portable.”
Of course, there are a few other points to note about this record. Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling game in the United States, but in terms of worldwide sales, it’s only moved up to third place—both Tetris and Minecraft have it beat. On the other hand, the game that it usurped for this record is Wii Sports, a game that came bundled with the original Wii, which means that Grand Theft Auto V has sold more copies than Nintendo sold Wii consoles in the United States.
Grand Theft Auto Online continues to regularly add more content, most recently adding in a new aircraft and an Adversary Mode. You can read up on the full details in our earlier coverage.
Source: Take-Two Interactive