Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition appears to have sold around 10 million copies since its first release in November last year. When the remastered edition of the GTA Trilogy first arrived, each installment in the collection was notably bogged down by a number of technical issues, which led to it being widely criticized by fans and critics alike. Despite these misfires, however, it still seems like fans have been dying to return to each of these three Grand Theft Auto titles from the past and quickly grabbed hold of the collection.
Revealed in recent Take-Two results, parent company Rockstar Games said that GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition did much better than expected in terms of sales. Although Take-Two didn’t give a specific number when it came to the number of copies sold, he seemed incredibly pleased with the overall performance of the game.” Rockstar Games celebrated the 20th anniversary of the launch of Grand Theft Auto III with the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for current and prior consoles and PCs through the Rockstar Games Launcher, with the title significantly exceeding our commercial expectations,” Take-Two said in its financial presentation.
Although he did not give specific sales figures for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Take-Two revealed that the GTA series has sold 370 million units. The way we can deduce that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy ended up selling around 10 million copies, that’s when you factor in that the latest franchise update provided by Take-Two revealed that only 355 million GTA games have been sold in history . Adding the additional 5 million copies sold of Auto grand theft 5 over the past quarter, this tells us that the new remaster has sold somewhere in the 10 million unit range, bringing the total to that number of 370 million.
Are you surprised to see that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition did it go well despite some major issues at launch? Or were you someone who also bought the remastered collection when it launched? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter at @MooreMan12.[H/T VGC]