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gtagirl69

GTAV sold nearly 29 million units (to stores) in 6 weeks

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gtagirl69

http://ir.take2games.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=86428&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1869835&highlight=

 

"has already sold-in nearly 29 million units to date"

 

(By comparison, GTA IV reached the 20 million unit mark in early 2011).

 

Also, of interest: "We [Take-Two] currently have more than ten unique titles planned for next-generation consoles, including multiple releases slated for fiscal 2015."

 

(Fiscal 2015 is really calendar 2014).

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Emperor Zero

GTA VI will be out by 2018

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Freezer89

That's just insane :panic:

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epicluca

10 Unique titles? I'm assuming one is Agent

Edited by gtamad8

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AtomicPunk

GTA VI will be out by 2018

Doubt it very seriously. I think 2020 the earliest. Another Max Payne, RDR, Bully, and unknow IP's we will see first.

 

R* sold that many by name and reputation alone. Had this been a new IP, it would've been nowhere near those numbers. Just my opinion.

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woggleman

 

GTA VI will be out by 2018

Doubt it very seriously. I think 2020 the earliest. Another Max Payne, RDR, Bully, and unknow IP's we will see first.

 

R* sold that many by name and reputation alone. Had this been a new IP, it would've been nowhere near those numbers. Just my opinion.

 

Of course it did. How much did the first GTA sell? It took them a while to build up the name.

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Lock n' Stock

 

 

GTA VI will be out by 2018

Doubt it very seriously. I think 2020 the earliest. Another Max Payne, RDR, Bully, and unknow IP's we will see first.

 

R* sold that many by name and reputation alone. Had this been a new IP, it would've been nowhere near those numbers. Just my opinion.

 

Of course it did. How much did the first GTA sell? It took them a while to build up the name.

 

Yeah, that is probably true for the most part. I bet RDR didn't sell as that much. Personally I would like to see some older franchises revisited, like Bully or Manhunt.

Edited by xXGst0395Xx

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AtomicPunk

 

 

 

GTA VI will be out by 2018

Doubt it very seriously. I think 2020 the earliest. Another Max Payne, RDR, Bully, and unknow IP's we will see first.

 

R* sold that many by name and reputation alone. Had this been a new IP, it would've been nowhere near those numbers. Just my opinion.

 

Of course it did. How much did the first GTA sell? It took them a while to build up the name.

 

Yeah, that is probably true for the most part. I bet RDR didn't sell as that much. Personally I would like to see some older franchises revisited, like Bully or Manhunt.

 

For me, Bully and RDR definitely. I just want open-world games for the most part. I guess it's old age creeping in? lol

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Adriaan

For me, Bully and RDR definitely. I just want open-world games for the most part. I guess it's old age creeping in? lol

 

I don't think age has anything to do when it comes to an affection for open-world games. As demonstrated through sales numbers, they have quite a wide appeal!

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AtomicPunk

 

For me, Bully and RDR definitely. I just want open-world games for the most part. I guess it's old age creeping in? lol

 

I don't think age has anything to do when it comes to an affection for open-world games. As demonstrated through sales numbers, they have quite a wide appeal!

 

IDK, there's a lot of 65 year old people who play WarCraft! lol

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Nem_Wan

VGChartz tracks sell-through (sales to end users) I think, and their total for GTAV is 22.34. GTAIV for consoles is at 20.32 by their count.

 

Even considering that the total number of consoles sold has grown by 3 or 4 times since 2008, the swiftness of GTAV overtaking its predecessor is amazing.

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Finn 7 five 11

VGChartz tracks sell-through (sales to end users) I think, and their total for GTAV is 22.34. GTAIV for consoles is at 20.32 by their count.

 

Even considering that the total number of consoles sold has grown by 3 or 4 times since 2008, the swiftness of GTAV overtaking its predecessor is amazing.

Vg Chartz also doesn't count digital sales, which i'm sure you know, are T2's figures numbers sold to retailers?

Pretty crazy how big V is, it's great though, it can fund the next batch of great games, hopefully R* doesn't make any expensive flops.

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nuer

VGChartz tracks sell-through (sales to end users) I think, and their total for GTAV is 22.34. GTAIV for consoles is at 20.32 by their count.

 

Even considering that the total number of consoles sold has grown by 3 or 4 times since 2008, the swiftness of GTAV overtaking its predecessor is amazing.

 

They haven't updated it for 2-3 weeks.

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The__Phoenix

 

 

I don't think age has anything to do when it comes to an affection for open-world games.

 

Definitely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASQajDTbYLM
Edited by The__Phoenix

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UtricularEwe001

Wow, that some insane Numbers.

 

Good luck Activision!

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waxmuppet

Awesome

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iFight

in your face whoever said at least 20m in 1 year or so.

 

rockstar better focus on new gta earlier, gta more incoming cash

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RememberToTaper

I don't want to wait so long for GTA 6.

 

Hopefully they can get it out sooner than 2018 but i would require a lot more workers over there at Rockstar.

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Andreas

That is indeed very impressive. First, they made 800 million in the first 24 hours, then one billion in the first three days, and now this. It's well deserved and it shows that it pays off to invest more money into marketing than into the development itself. Not to mention the significantly increased popularity of the GTA series in particular. Also, ten unique titles planned for next-gen consoles sounds interesting. No matter how many of them are from Rockstar, I hope that they'll all arrive for PC or I'm possibly tempted to buy a PS4 sooner than I actually wanted...

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GrandMaster Smith

It's well deserved and it shows that it pays off to invest more money into marketing than into the development itself. Not to mention the significantly increased popularity of the GTA series in particular.

 

 

It's actually quite the opposite.. I'm personally surprised at how much they sold by how little they advertised.. a lot of word was spread just by mouth and the internet alone.

 

 

It's weird thinking the next GTA won't be around till 2018ish but that's the truth of it. Though V could've released much earlier than it did if they didn't have so many issues with bugs since most the map and story were done long long ago, we could see VI sooner if things run any smoother with next gen.

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Andreas

 

It's well deserved and it shows that it pays off to invest more money into marketing than into the development itself. Not to mention the significantly increased popularity of the GTA series in particular.

It's actually quite the opposite.. I'm personally surprised at how much they sold by how little they advertised.. a lot of word was spread just by mouth and the internet alone.

 

It is true, though. Rockstar invested about 115 million dollars into the development of V, and about $150 million was invested into marketing, which is quite a lot.

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iFight

 

 

It's well deserved and it shows that it pays off to invest more money into marketing than into the development itself. Not to mention the significantly increased popularity of the GTA series in particular.

It's actually quite the opposite.. I'm personally surprised at how much they sold by how little they advertised.. a lot of word was spread just by mouth and the internet alone.

 

It is true, though. Rockstar invested about 115 million dollars into the development of V, and about $150 million was invested into marketing, which is quite a lot.

 

150 million for marketing? Source?

That can't be true, I've seen people complaining on this forums because of low marketing..

 

Still 1.27 billion and 29m copies sold in 6 weeks, guiness world record book for 7 records doesn't really matter how much they spent.

 

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Andreas

150 million for marketing? Source?

That can't be true, I've seen people complaining on this forums because of low marketing..

“GTAV” boasted a budget just as lofty as most tentpoles, with Rockstar spending around $115 million to make the game and Take-Two another $150 million to market it throughout the year.

http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/grand-theft-auto-v-earns-800-million-in-a-day-more-than-worldwide-haul-of-man-of-steel-1200616706/ Edited by Andreas.

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ExtremoMania

Pretty crazy how big V is, it's great though, it can fund the next batch of great games, hopefully R* doesn't make any expensive flops.

To think that most R* titles aren't really flop (I don't really consider MP3 as flop, it sells quite well), those massive sales could definitely fund R*'s future titles.

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saintsrow

 

150 million for marketing? Source?

That can't be true, I've seen people complaining on this forums because of low marketing..

“GTAV” boasted a budget just as lofty as most tentpoles, with Rockstar spending around $115 million to make the game and Take-Two another $150 million to market it throughout the year.

http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/grand-theft-auto-v-earns-800-million-in-a-day-more-than-worldwide-haul-of-man-of-steel-1200616706/

 

This was the greatest success in marketing ever seen. It was a trifecta of marketing: :dozing:

 

1. No published info and no media costs for a whole year after announcing "GTAV in full development."

 

2. Huge marketing budget allocated ($150M gasp!!!), starving the game design and development resources - who needs those things, anyway?

 

3. When marketing did finally start, it continued Rockstar's grand tradition of selling (and designing) their video games as though they are highly dramatic movies, using cutscenes plus cinematic views and editing, to imply game functionality that did not exist.

 

Video game sales broke all records. Super success. Big win. For marketing and for TTWO. Not so great for gamers... :angry:

 

See my old post, Hyperventilating with Outrage, over the obscene marketing budget for GTAV.

 

And more to the point, I agree with the question above, where did all that $150M go to? The marketing efficiency must have been terrible. Only in the last 2 to 3 weeks before release, was there a blitz of media publicity. GTAV basically beat all these sales records based on the excellence of past GTA games and on the huge installed base of present generation consoles. I think that GTAV marketing was not only terribly inefficient, but in fact it was pretty much ineffective and unnecessary. Waste of money that could have gone to game design.

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FranklinDeRoosevelt

Rockstar has the brightest of futures. Activision are going to be dead by 2020 at the most.

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eclaireN7

Rockstar has the brightest of futures. Activision are going to be dead by 2020 at the most.

Not if Destiny is successful.

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GTA564

VGChartz tracks sell-through (sales to end users) I think, and their total for GTAV is 22.34. GTAIV for consoles is at 20.32 by their count.

 

Even considering that the total number of consoles sold has grown by 3 or 4 times since 2008, the swiftness of GTAV overtaking its predecessor is amazing.

it's 25.16 Million copies sold

And it's not updated for two weeks

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chainsoar

 

Rockstar has the brightest of futures. Activision are going to be dead by 2020 at the most.

Not if Destiny is successful.

 

 

Watch it not be.

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gta5love

wow.. these numbers are amazing ;o

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