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GTA 5 sales top 54 million

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Rockstar Games has revealed GTA 5 sales have now topped a whopping 54 million units.

Take-Two Interactive posted its earnings report for the first quarter of its fiscal year, which showcased the impressive GTA 5 sales.

Those sales are across all platforms too, helping Take-Two to post “strong financial results, with non-GAAP net revenue growing by 142 per cent to $366.4 million (£234.9 million).

That’s up from $151.6 million (£97.2 million) for the same period the year before.

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The sales figures for GTA 5 are sold-in though, rather than sold-through. Sold-in refers to those copies sold to retailers, whereas sold-through represents the final figure sold to gamers.

However, that’s still an impressive figure as 54 million units is an increase of two million over the previous quarter.

In February, Take-Two reported that GTA 5 had sold 52 million copies over its lifetime, which was an increase of seven million over the previous fiscal quarter.

GTA 5 and GTA Online represent the largest contributors to Take-Two’s net revenue. After that, it’s NBA 2K15, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and WWE 2K15.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that the company’s results were driven “by strong consumer demand for Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15,” along with an “array of other titles.”

The results were also helped by “better-than-expected growth in recurrent consumer spending.”

That refers to virtual currency, DLC and online games, which grew 47 per cent year-over-year for Take-Two, accounting for 25 per cent of total non-GAAP revenue.

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