Publisher Take-Two has announced via a fiscal report that Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V has now sold a staggering 45 million copies as of December 31, 2014.
Thanks in large part to the recent PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, this figure has set a whole new record for the studio’s monumental open-world franchise, and that’s all without taking the PC port into consideration, which is now due to launch on March 24 following a string of delays. According to Take-Two’s report, Grand Theft Auto V has already amassed close to 10 million sales on current-gen systems, and given the passionate modding community that have been waiting for the sequel with open arms, we can readily expect that lifetime sales will continue to climb at a steady rate.
Having launched across PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in September of 2013, Rockstar’s magnum opus continues to stay relevant thanks to the game’s ever-evolving GTA Online. As a matter of fact, the long-awaited Heists multiplayer feature, which pits teams of players against one another much like in the core campaign, is set to make its debut in the weeks prior to the arrival of the PC version in March.
Elsewhere in the post, the publisher detailed some information regarding some of the other franchises in its enviable roster of IP. For one, long-running real-time strategy Sid Meier’s Civilization has inched past 29 million units sold worldwide, while the bombastic Borderlands series is hovering around 23 million at the time of writing.
Reflecting upon the success of the company’s properties, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said:
With our world-class creative teams, robust development pipeline, cutting-edge technology, and ample capital resources, Take-Two is superbly positioned to build on its solid foundation and continue to capitalize on this dynamic entertainment market.
Grand Theft Auto V will finally arrive for PC platforms on March 24.