It goes without saying that GTA 5 has been one of the most popular and successful video games in recent times. Developer Rockstar has also seen to it that its players get regular doses of new content, thus keeping the game vibrant even though it was released in 2013.
The game broke several industry records, including the fastest-selling entertainment product in history.
New information from Take Two Interactive, the company that wholly owns Rockstar, has revealed that since the release of GTA 5, the open-world video game has boosted its revenue by $2.3 billion.
"Over the past six months (up to September 30, 2015) GTA products have had revenues of $400 million, which is around two-thirds of the company's revenues over the same period," Gamepur reported.
Following the release of GTA 5, Rockstar also released the online component of the game, GTA 5 Online, which accounts for over 8 million play each week. Adding to this, the game also offers Shark Cards that players have to buy if they want to gain in-game currency, as part of its microtransaction in GTA 5 Online.
The release of GTA Online was followed by its release on PS4 and Xbox One. And after several delays, the game was released on PC too, something many players were patiently waiting for.
The report also added that the game sold 225 million units worldwide with as many as 95 million sold in the North American region itself.