Rockstar Games, the development studio in charge of the wildly successful Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, faced a few business challenges in 2022, particularly with regard to the leak of videos and images showing GTA VI as a work in progress. The highly anticipated sequel to GTA V, which is commonly referred to as GTA 5, has reportedly been in the works for a while, but fans of the series doubt that Rockstar Games or parent company Take Two are sufficiently interested in the project.
When GTA 5 players gather online to play the game and discuss topics dear to their hearts, they often wonder how much money has GTA 5 made? This point of discussion is invariably brought up as a means to vent frustration with how long GTA VI, which will mark a welcome return to Vice City, has taken. How much money has GTA 5 made? The immediate answer is: A lot, and perhaps enough to milk profits from the online multiplayer version of the game for as long as Take Two can continue doing so.
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If the question “how much money has GTA 5 made?” flashes across your mind when you access your Rockstar Games Social Club account, here are some dollar figures disclosed to Take Two shareholders over the last few years:
How Much Money Has GTA 5 Made Since Its Release
For professionals who work in the digital media industry, it is no secret that GTA 5 is the most successful entertainment media title in history. According to Take Two accountants, GTA 5 has generated nearly $7.7 billion since its 2013 release. The COVID-19 pandemic helped to generate even more revenue because more people played the game from home as they practiced social distancing. It is important to note that these are net revenue figures from the sales of the game itself; they are separate from Grand Theft Auto Online, which requires you to own GTA 5, and which make a lot of cash from in-game microtransactions as well as from special branding partnerships.
How Much Does GTA 5 Online Make?
The world of Grand Theft Auto is centered on a dark aspect of the American Dream, which can be summed up as “acquiring more money by any means necessary, even if it resorts to crime.” Los Santos is a ruthless metropolis where cash is king, and online players can build capital through the purchase of Shark Cards. Sales of Shark Cards within Grand Theft Auto Online generated more than half a billion dollars in 2019. It is only reasonable to assume that this amount was higher during the pandemic.
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You can count on Rockstar Games and Take Two doing their best to keep GTA Online generating revenue until GTA VI is ready for release, hopefully not too long from now.
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