GTA V the third-person shooter from Rockstar Games has officially become the highest grossing piece of media content – of all time. This means that GTA V has earned more money than films such as Star Wars or Avatar. GTA V released back in 2013 and has since sold about 90 million copies, resulting in around 6 billion USD in revenue.
To give a comparison, films like Star Wars or Gone with The Wind only managed to make $3 billion.
“Far above the success of blockbuster movies like “Star Wars” or “Gone With The Wind,” which both collected more than $3 billion, adjusted for inflation”, website MarketWatch writes. “Even taking into account DVD and streaming sales would not put the biggest movie blockbusters in GTA V’s neighborhood, said Cowen analyst Doug Creutz, estimating those sales might add up to $1 billion to the films’ totals.”
“I think it’s a wild outlier,” the analyst told MarketWatch in an interview over the phone. “I think maybe with the exception something Nintendo has made—Mario Brothers—but aside from that there’s never been a console game that’s sold so many units.”
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