The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) brand has undoubtedly established itself as one of the most popular franchises in the gaming industry. Despite not releasing a new game in over a decade, the series’ popularity and revenues have continued to grow. According to Derek Strickland’s Twitter analysis, based on Take-Two Interactive’s revenue report, the series has generated a whopping $8.33 billion in revenue since the release of GTA 5.
The Grand Theft Auto franchise has grown tremendously over the past 10 years. The franchise has been an extraordinary success, selling 400 million units worldwide. And there’s no question that 2023 will be another successful year for the series. Take-Two Interactive’s most recent earnings call took place on 17 May 2023, highlighting the enduring importance of the franchise.
On 26 May 2023, Derek Strickland published his full results in a chart. The chart below shows the annual revenue generated by the Grand Theft Auto series since the release of GTA 5 in 2013. The graph is broken down as follows:
- FY 2014: $1,622 million
- FY 2015: $303 million
- FY 2016: $770 million
- FY 2017: $680 million
- FY 2018: $712 million
- FY 2019: $686 million
- FY 2020: $710 million
- FY 2021: $985 million
- FY 2022: $1,083 million
- FY 2023: $781 million
On 27 May, Derek also gave a brief overview of the franchise’s overall sales since 2013. GTA 5 alone has sold 180 million units, while the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition has sold over 20 million. This brings the total number of units sold in the franchise to an astonishing 400 million.
These figures are testament to the enormous success of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The developer’s consistent support and regular updates, particularly through Grand Theft Auto Online, have likely contributed to the game’s tremendous growth and enduring appeal among gamers.