Ten Years Later, GTA 5 Still Tops Sales Charts

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It was revealed today that Grand Theft Auto 5 absolutely refuses to quit, topping sales charts across Europe and beating out everything from Tears of the Kingdom to Diablo 4 through the month of July 2023.

In a breakdown published by GamesIndustry.biz, it was noted that two of the games that contributed to the top three rankings were Rockstar titles – GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2. These games both have immense staying power, but it’s remarkable that even after ten years on the shelves, GTA 5 is still bringing home the bacon.

And This Is Why GTA 6 Isn’t A Thing

Imagine if Rockstar Games was holding fire on revealing GTA 6 simply because GTA 5 is still a monumental earner – wouldn’t we feel silly for continuing to invest in it?

It doesn’t matter – what does matter is that Grand Theft Auto 5 is a powerhouse game; an absolute titan of the industry, and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Recently, it was revealed that GTA 5 has sold more than 185 million copies since being released almost exactly a decade ago – it’s a wonder at this point that there’s anyone left to purchase it.

In the report published by GamesIndustry.biz, it’s stated that up to 68% of all game sales recorded in Europe in July were digital, representing an increase of around 60% month-on-month. That’s owed almost exclusively to summer promotions taking place across almost all digital storefronts, from PlayStation to Xbox and from Steam to Epic.

Elsewhere in the charts, sitting beneath GTA 5 (as always) were the likes of FIFA 23, Diablo 4, Modern Warfare II, and thanks to a massive resurgence in popularity, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Can you imagine how broken the charts will be for years following the impending release of GTA 6?

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