According to VentureBeat Publisher Take-Two recently announced that that Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold more than 90 million copies, since its initial launch back in September of 2013.
“Our stellar results were highlighted by record recurrent consumer spending on both Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K18, robust ongoing sales of Grand Theft Auto V, and the successful launch of WWE 2K18,” Take-Two president and CEO Strauss Zelnick said. As VentureBeat points out, this “recurrent” spending comes from people who already own the game that make in-game purchases.
Back in 2016, it was reported that Grand Theft Auto 5 was the fourth best-selling game of all time, with more than 65 million copies sold. Goes to show that not all micro-transaction are bad.