GTA V was the 4th best selling game last month in Europe and sales are up 65% over last year. Last month saw the next gen re-release of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S and it is proving to be hugely successful for Rockstar Games. The cultural phenomenon is not showing signs of slowing down.
Despite stiff competition from several hugely successful game releases such as Elden Ring and Gran Turismo 7, Rockstar Games’ GTA V was the 4th best selling game in Europe for March 2022.
This will not come to surprise to many given how successful GTA V has continued to be for almost a decade now and players want to keep playing it but with enhancements for the next generation of gaming hardware. We reported last month that GTA V outsold Elden Ring during a 7 day period. The full European charts show the GTA V train is unstoppable on a larger scale.
As reported by gamesindustry.biz using data released by GSD, we have a great idea of how the latest versions of GTA V and GTA Online are performing across the European continent.
How successful was the next gen version of GTA V and GTA Online?
The GSD data shows that it was that Grand Theft Auto V was the 4th best selling game in March 2022. This research includes all disc and digital sales; with GTA V for next gen only available digitally in March it is quite a feat of accomplishment. Compared to March 2021, gamesindustry.biz reports that it is a 65% increase in sales.
Additionally, GTA Online’s performance shows the multiplayer component is powering onwards. GTA Online became purchasable as a standalone game for the next gen release on the Xbox Series consoles and free to PlayStation 5 owners. As it was free to download on PS5, this data is not tracked in the charts. Despite this, the sales from only Xbox Series X/S players put it overall 18th position in the sales chart.
GTA V sales breakdown per platform
As for the breakdown for sales per platform, PlayStation had the most copies sold. The PS5 version took 35% of all sales with the PS4 version in second place with 22%. The Xbox Series X/S version accounted for 19%, PC was 14% and Xbox came to 10%. This data proves even the last gen versions of GTA V are selling very well years after release.
Rockstar continues to take over the charts
Beloved Rockstar title from 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2, ended the month in 13th position. The performance of these three that are not exactly brand new games shows how successful Rockstar Games continues to be.
What had an impact on this chart?
One important thing to note is that GTA V and GTA Online were being sold at a heavily discounted price on the Xbox and PlayStation stores. The retail price for the combo of both games is £34.99 but at the moment it is currently being sold on Xbox for £17.49 until June. GTA Online on its own has a charge of £8.75. And as we mentioned previously, PS5 players cannot pay for GTA Online until June as the game is free meaning they only have to pay £8.75 for both versions. This low price tag absolutely had an impact on the game’s success against full price games around £50. However, it should not diminish the success of a game being re-released on its 3rd console generation taking down new next gen focused titles.
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Thanks to gamesindustry.biz who reported this first.