GTA 5 breaks the bank on American sales lists!

For the last 74 months, Grand Theft Auto 5 has been the absolute bestseller in the US, at the same time breaking a new record of the longest remaining title in the very TOP 20 for the last decade, beating in this category, among others, the Minecraft. As seen, the popularity of the fifth series remains strong.


Although Grand Theft Auto V has been running on nearly two generations of consoles, it instantly remains in high positions in sales list rankings, breaking more and more records of popularity (in the second quarter of this year, it reached 115 million sold items), and has been granted the bestselling game of all times on the retail British market. This time, the work of Rockstar has reached the following outstanding result: it hasn’t come off of the top 20 bestsellers in America for 74 months, so nearly after its premiere on PS3 and X360 (missed only one month).

The above data ( top 20 games sold in the last decade) have been only partly released by Matt Piscatelle from an analytical group of NPD on his Twitter account. The data include the sales for all platforms (including Nintendo Switch and Wii U) and likely the digital distribution. The NPD Group tends to exclude digital sales, but it makes a proper note in such cases. In the case of games, Take-Two usually takes all the platforms into account. It’s worth pointing out that the data presented below don’t yet include the December results. Still, it’s doubtful for GTA V to lose its position, especially since they made a successful update with the casino robberies in December.

GTA V’s Rapid Rise to Dominance

GTA V has defeated such titles as Minecraft. However, it was a close call as the latter has remained in its top position for 73 months. However, it should be noted that Markus Persson’s game premiere was in 2011, so it needed two more years to achieve such a result. Meanwhile, GTA V did not only take over other competitors but also its premiere date because, being just 6 years on the market, it governs in the category of the most extended top remaining games in the last decade. It also regularly fights the player’s attention against various incarnations of Battle Royale rounds or MMO games, and it still wins. It also governs the sales ranks in Poland, often taking the podium.

Record-Breaking Success

The game is famous for many reasons. GTA V is one of the most recognized games regarding freedom to take action in an open world. On the one hand, Rockstar continuously supports its product, or instead, multiplayer mode – GTA Online – releasing amendments and new content. The latter involves especially the successful update launching Diamond Casino & Resort, ensuring the game has record-breaking users per day, week, and month in July and August this year, respectively, and being the biggest label so far.

On the other hand, the players themselves prolong the game’s life. Many modes for GTA V introduce new fun possibilities for the single-player mode. Still, also the community shows excellent initiative in GTA Online from the fans imposing some challenges on themselves (and somewhat the creators) through various forms of entertainment like role-playing, as far as the protesting fractions from Hongkong, which keep fighting against each other to protect their own national identity just inside the multiplayer mode of GTA. Only this keeps proving that the game is a societal phenomenon.

Despite the GTA V’s tremendous popularity, fans can’t wait until its next series. So far, we only know that its creators are planning the one, and now and then, the next waves of gossip and speculations on possible content and game location hit the Internet, some of which we’ve mentioned yet today.

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