GTA V is officially the biggest game franchise of 2013, making well over a billion and selling 32.5 million copies . And with the game’s massive success, the profits for Take-Two Interactive has more than doubled.
While the game market has always gone through a number of ups and downs, 2013 was a big year for gaming with Grand Theft Auto V, and Call of Duty: Ghosts. So what were the biggest game hits of 2013?
Whenever a horrible national tragedy happens, people often like to point the finger at violent movies and games. It’s often a knee jerk reaction that’s understandable, but it’s also shortsighted because even if we got rid of violent movies and games, real life violence will continue to happen no matter what.
A year ago, it seemed that video games had gained a remarkable foothold again in the marketplace. Even though the market still wasn’t back 100%, titles like GTA V, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 were making an enormous amount of money, breaking major records.
It shouldn’t be too big of a surprise that GTA V made more than many of the blockbuster movies this summer. Even if this hadn’t been a hard summer for movies where so many flicks tanked, the gaming industry often makes more money than Hollywood, and this is no exception.
Well that didn’t take long. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that GTA V would move a ton of units. In fact, it’s already made $800 million its first day of release. (We should all be so lucky.)
Looks like GTA5 is on track to make that $1 billion week. As of today, it's launch day has seen sales reach $800 million. This is excluding the upcoming launch in Japan. The figures today represent between 13 and 14 million units easily beating GTA4's 13 million units sold. There will, no doubt, be further confirmation of the actual numbers for today and through the remainder of the week, but this is an amazing day for the Grand Theft Auto franchise and for video gaming in general.
Rockstar is teasing its long-awaited GTA V with a trailer split into three parts.
The video game business has endured a lot of ups and downs, and there often isn’t a gradual drop off in sales.
There are quite a number of big games coming up this season. The big daddy should be GTA V, but there’s also Star Trek and the reboot of Tomb Raider.
It’s amazing to think that with the huge success of Halo 4 and Call of Duty last year that the gaming industry is still down, but the last quarter hasn’t been able to bring it completely out of the doldrums.
When you sit down and think about what the big game of 2013 will be, Grand Theft Auto V usually first comes to mind.
Back in October, video game maker Rockstar confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V will be the next entry to the GTA franchise, along with a launch window.
GTA V may eventually arrive on Windows PCs and Wii U consoles.
Rockstar has released a new trailer for the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V video game.
Halo 4 may be the biggest game in the universe right now, and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is also huge, but without a doubt the next edition of Grand Theft Auto will also be a major gaming event when it hits next spring.
The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise help put Rockstar on the map as a major player in the lucrative gaming industry.
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