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GTA franchise reaches 125 million units shipped

Take Two Interactive has revealed that the Grand Theft Auto franchise has shipped a whopping 125 million untis to date.

The last time we heard a total was September 2011, however it seems since then that another 11 million units have changed hands. Breaking the figure down reveals that GTA IV has sold 25 million units alone, which is pretty impressive really.

"It's our view that if you want intellectual properties to be permanent, then you run the risk in that circumstance of having consumers fall out of love with that franchise,"?CEO Strauss Zelnick told Gamespot.

So what's the reason for the success of the GTA franchise?

"Our view is it's hard to make permanent intellectual properties if you annualize it, with the exception of sports titles. So far that's proven to be the case. IP that is annualized eventually seems to hit the wall and we don't want our IP to hit the wall."

With 125 million units shipped so far, I'd imagine that the GTA series hitting a wall is the last think Take Two would want. Somehow though, we get the feeling that GTA V will add quite a few extra numbers to the total so far.

Edited On 28 Nov, 2012

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0000000000 4 years ago
GTA V exact release date would be better that figures! lol cant wait for it!! EXCITED
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
Shipped isn't the same as sold right?
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rjc 4 years ago
I don't believe so HappyNoodleBoy.

Huge amount. Let's hope GTA 5 lives upto expectations.
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ZdravkoN 4 years ago
I am looking forward to GTA V. These are some great numbers.
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hXcPete 4 years ago
Oh wow, I'm waiting on pre-order incentives and 'how many discs the Xbox 360 version will be'
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Barada 4 years ago
The reason we like these games is it allows us to indulge our callous, uninhibited fantasy ideals upon a digitised world where the consequences will never affect anyone in the real world. Yeah, its fun to be bad!
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Dead 4 years ago
Love the little dig at CoD at the end ;)
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Greigyboii 4 years ago
It is certainly one of my favourite series ever - nothing beats it. Surprised more haven't been sold :P May have to buy two copies of GTV V for the sake of it :P
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Solidus 5nake 4 years ago
Watch the sales figurines blast through the roof when GTA V hits town, it wouldn't surprise me if it smashes all kinds of sales records. GTA V simply couldn't come soon enough! Now where's my 'Flux Capacitor?!'
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Loved every single GTA to date and i have no worries that GTA V will be any different. Roll on spring next year!
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Christopher 4 years ago
Of course the GTA series was gonna ship a stupid number of copies, and for good reason! Bring on GTA V!
The GTA games are awesome I still go back and play GTA 3,Vice City etc on my old ps2 when Im having a break from the Xbox,cant wait for GTA 5 next spring I'll be putting in a weeks holidays at work for its release and phones will be turned off lol.
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Beazi 4 years ago
I think that the GTA games have always stayed current so they will always be successful. GTA Vice City was by far the best but they kept breaking boundaries. I personally think San Andreas was the weakest one so far didn't enjoy it enough

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