It has been more than 2 years since GTA 5 was released on September 2013. While it is still adored by tons of players. GTAOL would reach at least 8 million players every week. The GTA 5 strategy of Take-Two made it become one of the most successful video games ever. Till 30th June, 2015, 54 million units of GTA 5 have been sold worldwide. Everyone knows this game is a big success, but no one could speculate that GTA 5 still ranked top of best-selling list at the end of 2015, which means it has been selling well from its release date till now.
There are no limits or boundaries between countries when it comes to video games, especially gangbuster games like Grand Theft Auto V. Indeed, GTA 5 gamers can be found all over the world. It sold very well in other countries as well. Recently, according to a UK report, GTA 5 was a Top 10 selling entertainment product in 2013, 14 and 15 in UK. Meanwhile sales of FIFA and Call of Duty have remained flat over the same time frame.
As to the top 10 biggest-selling entertainment product in UK this year, FIFA 16 was the first for five games to chart in the best-sellers list, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops III (1.93m), Fallout 4 (1.1m), Star Wars Battlefront (1m) and GTA 5 (999k).
Additionally, there was no place in the Top 20 for the likes of The Witcher 3, MGS 5 and Batman: Arkham Knight, meaning they sold fewer than 740,000 units in the UK. Minecraft is likely to have charted had the game not been sold under different titles for each platform.
A big well done to Rockstar Games, with GTA 5 having charted in the Top 10 for three years running:
2013: No.1 - 3,670,234
2014: No.6 - 1,341,472
2015: No.10 – 998,726