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Strong sales of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V helped push the game’s retail performance to nearly 52 million copies, according to Take-Two Interactive Software’s financial report this afternoon.
How well is GTA V doing? This quarter, Take-Two has sold almost seven million copies this quarter of a Rockstar Games title that first debuted in September 2013. The PC version launched in mid-April, and it has racked up 2.3 million sales on Steam alone in about a month. The game is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Grand Theft Auto V led the U.S. digital games market in April. It beat Skyrim’s record for concurrent users on Steam, and modders gleefully tackled the new PC title, adding strange new twists to the game.
“Fiscal 2016 is off to a great start, highlighted by the April launch of Grand Theft Auto V for the PC, which has exceeded our expectations,” Take-Two chairman and chief executive Strauss Zelnick said in the company’s statement.
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, also on PC, are the latest chapters in the popular open-world driving-and-shooting game series. The BBC is turning the controversial launch of the original Grand Theft Auto in 1997 into a making-of scripted drama.
The game is also helping Take-Two’s bottom line with downloadable content, especially the Heists in Grand Theft Auto Online. However, 2K said it hasn’t discussed any story-based downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto V in an investor call today.
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