While Activision’s Call of Duty series has provided some gargantuan sales tallies lately, there’s also another series that is a behemoth of a seller: Grand Theft Auto.
Speaking at ThinkEquity’s Growth conference recently (via IndustryGamers), Take-Two executive Strauss Zelnick revealed new shipment statistics for the GTA series, saying GTA IV has shipped a whopping 22 million units since launch in 2008. Additionally, Zelnick said GTA franchise shipments stand at a massive 114 million units to date.
To put that in perspective, GTA: San Andreas, the previous top franchise seller, shipped about 21.5 million units in its lifetime.
Zelnick also spat out other shipment statistics for Take-Two’s other big franchises. They are:
- Midnight Club: 18.5 million
- NBA2K: 17 million
- Red Dead Redemption: 12.5 million
- Civilization: 11 million
- BioShock: 9 million
- Carnival Games: 8 million
- Max Payne: 7.5 million
- Mafia: 5 million
- Borderlands: 4.5 million
- The Darkness: 1 million
Looking ahead, GTA V is supposedly due sometime in 2012. That’s mere conjecture at the moment, but one source says the game is “well under way.”