Distributed by Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games’ GTA V, has been the most popular so far, leading the lineup of other newly-released games like Minecraft, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mortal Kombat 11. GTA V sold almost 10 million units in the first 48 hours of release, thanks to the series’ popularity, and positive reviews, which has since kept selling steadily, with sales officially topping 110 million units.
According to a recent survey, it continues to sell well, with the game ranking as one of the top three top-grossing games in some parts of Europe including the United Kingdom. Official sales data for GTA V show that the criminal-adventure game is still selling better than the newer ones 5 plus years after being released.
In a number of European countries, GTA V is listed as one of the top best selling games in the first and second quarter of 2019 – with FIFA 19 ranking on the first place, then Days Gone and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on the following ranks.
GTA V, whose settings closely match USA’s LA, California’s cityscape, revolves around the criminal fantasies of the three main characters – Trevor Philips, Franklin and Michael DeSanta.
It received outstanding feedback from review sites, gamers, and the media for its unique gaming experience, exceptional plot, engaging characters, and amazing voice acting.
Aside from the fantastic main plot, it is generally believed that the game’s superb multiplayer component, GTA Online, is responsible for its continued success.
GTA Online has received a regular series of upgrades that increase the game’s complexity and usefulness, including many fantastic new cars, new narrative objectives, and money-making chances through ownable companies.
Rockstar Games has admitted that continuous updates to GTA Online are primarily responsible for the game’s popularity. The sale of Shark Cards, which can be used as in-game cash, adds significantly to Take-Two Interactive’s yearly earnings.
Shark Cards may be bought with real money and afterward applied to the game for use as virtual coins, albeit no money via Shark Cards can be utilized in the most recent version — The Diamond Casino and Resort — since Rockstar Games does not wish to encourage gambling. It was published two weeks ago and has sparked a lot of debate and gaming fun.
GTA Online gamers may now gamble at the long-awaited casino, including games like slot machines, Three Card Poker, Roulette, virtual horse racing, and Blackjack.
The update also includes a new five-part narrative branch about the casino’s new owners, new number of missions that give poker chips, a new claimable property, and the usual slew of new cars.
Although no official data have been revealed, Rockstar Games confirmed that The Diamond Casino and Resort garnered the biggest number of users since the introduction of GTA Online in an official statement. However, casino activities aren’t open to everyone due to gambling restrictions in certain nations. Including gambling in a game that millions of children play has enraged some worried parents.