Grand Theft Auto V has now officially been around for ten years since its initial release in 2013. This milestone has given gamers and game enthusiasts alike the opportunity to reflect upon the game’s massive success and what it has meant to the gaming world in the last decade.
Grand Theft Auto V, or as it is more familiarly known as GTA V, made its debut on consoles on September 17, 2013. It was the fifth installment of the popular series, following up on the success of prior installments such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto Vice City. Players immerse themselves in the expansive open world environment and take control of the story’s three protagonists, Trevor, Michael and Franklin.
Since its launch in 2013, GTA V has sold more than 135 million copies, making it one of the best selling games of all time. It was also the first game to sell over 80 million copies on the PlayStation 3 console. This made it the highest selling game of the console’s lifetime.
The game was a critical success as well, praised for its detailed open world environment, engaging story, and how it managed to capture the true spirit of what it means to be a ‘GTA’ game. Its popularity hasn’t waned since then either, with its online component continuing to draw a large fan base and dedicated players.
The game also reached several new heights and milestones in terms of revenue. According to Forbes, the cumulative earnings of the game reached $6 billion by 2018. This made it the most profitable form of entertainment making GTA V one of the most successful forms of media ever released.
GTA V has been around for 10 years now, and over this time people have been able to witness the massive success of the game. It is a testament to the hard work of the developers at Rockstar Games and an example of the impact that video games can have on society and the gaming industry alike. GTA V is a game that will be remembered for many years to come, and it has left an indelible impression in the gaming world.