Publisher Take-Two Interactive announced another milestone for Grand Theft Auto V with 170 million copies sold and Red Dead Redemption reaching 70 million copies.
In its quarterly earnings call, Take-Two released sales figures for both series to investors. As a franchise, Grand Theft Auto has sold over 385 million of his vehicles, of which 170 million are from his GTA 5.
As @DomsPlaying pointed out on his Twitter, this is less than the “nearly 170 million” referred to in Take-Two’s latest earnings report. In the same report, GTA 5 sold around 5 million copies in his quarter. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Take-Two EVP of Finance Hannah Sage said the company is only updating her GTA 5 sales by her 5 million unit.
As for Red Dead Redemption, sales have increased by another 2 million units since the publisher’s last earnings call. The franchise, which includes Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, has sold over 70 million copies worldwide.
10 best-selling video games of all time
<h3>10. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 46M+</h3>
The latest Top 10 game released is Red Dead Redemption 2.
<h3>9. Gen 1 Pokémon – 47 million</h3>
In Japan, the era-defining game He was available in two versions (Red and Green) at launch, and later appeared in other regions as Pokémon Red and Blue. The Yellow version (aka Special Pikachu Edition) was released from his 1998-2000 by region. <br><br>
Nintendo doesn’t disclose total sales figures for the first generation Pokémon games, but according to a study by the Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association (CESA)*, the four versions together sold about 45 million units (red/blue/green). It is shown to have sold approximately 31.05 million copies. 14.64 million for yellow. According to Nintendo, 1.5 million were also sold on the 3DS via the Virtual Console, bringing the total number of first-generation Pokémon games to around 47 million. <br><br>
We have reached out to Nintendo for official numbers, but have received no response, although there are official gross sales figures for the franchise, with more than 440 million Pokémon games sold by the end of March 2022. .
<h3>8. Super Mario Bros. — 48 million</h3>
According to CESA, total sales of Super Mario Bros. in its entire time in existence have surpassed just over 48 million units. It is the best-selling NES game of all time, with approximately 40.24 million units sold on the console. Other versions that count towards this gross sales include Super Mario Bros. Remake. Game Boy Color (~5 million), GBA Classic Famicom Series Deluxe: Super Mario Bros. (~2 million) and virtual console sales (~0.66 million). <br><br>
In addition to the above platforms, Arcade, Game & Watch, PC-88, Sharp X1, Nintendo PlayChoice-10, SNES (via Super Mario All-Stars), NES Classic, and Nintendo. Switch (via Nintendo Switch Online).
<h3>7. Overwatch – 50 Million</h3>
According to a Bloomberg report in April 2022, Blizzard’s immensely popular hero-shooter his Overwatch has sold his 50 million copies. Overwatch elevated the hero shooter genre with great game design, carefully crafted heroes, and excellent esports support. In October, the free-to-play sequel to Overwatch 2 will replace Overwatch.
<h3>6. Mario Kart 8 + Deluxe – 56.87 million</h3>
With 48.41 million units sold (as of September 30, 2022), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling Switch game according to Nintendo. Taking into account the original Wii U sales, it totaled about 57 million units, making it the sixth best-selling game of all time. MK8 is unlikely to rank high on this list, considering he has a 20 million sales gap between him and the next best-selling game.
<h3>5. PUBG – 75 million</h3>
Considering the pivotal role it played in the rise of battle royale games over the past five years, it’s no surprise that PUBG has achieved such high sales. Krafton’s creative director Dave Kurd told The Verge that PUBG has sold 75 million copies as of December 2021. A month later he was free to play in January 2022, so this could be the shooter’s final sales tally. <br><br>
Free mobile downloads don’t count towards total sales, but it’s worth noting that as of March 2021, PUBG Mobile has surpassed his 1 billion downloads.
Back in August, Take-Two was optimistic about the future of mobile after its acquisition of Zynga. However, Barron’s has stressed that its financial outlook is deteriorating and has not lowered its forecasts.
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