If anyone had doubts about the value of Sony’s deal with Rockstar Games on the PlayStation 5, we have the answer in U.S. sales numbers for Grand Theft Auto V for the month of May. Grand Theft Auto V ranked No. 2 on the charts, just behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, according to the May report from market researcher NPD. This is amazing because GTA V first came out in 2013.
The game has had quite the run, thanks in part to the excellent GTA Online, which has helped Rockstar and parent Take-Two Interactive hang on to the audience all these years.
Sony announced on Thursday that Rockstar would upgrade GTA V for the PS5. GTA V for PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase in the same way it is on earlier platforms. What’s new and interesting here is that GTA Online will be available as a standalone game on the PlayStation 5, and it’ll be free for PS5 players for the first three months from launch. The PS5 is expected to debut in the 2020 holiday season.
Overall, GTA V has sold more than 130 million copies across all platforms. The improved GTA V will debut in 2021.