GTA 5 Revenue and Player Statistics (2022)

What is GTA 5?

GTA 5 (aka Grand Theft Auto V or GTA V) is an online action adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games in 2013. The seventh main game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, set in the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California.

GTA 5 Release Date: September 17, 2013

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Developer: Rockstar North

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Xbox 360


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GTA 5 Revenue Statistics (2022)

How many copies of GTA 5 sold? 

+ By the end of Q3 2022, GTA 5 reached 170 million copies sold worldwide, with 5 million of which coming in the third quarter. Total sales of all GTA games reached 385 million in Q3.

+ At the end of 2021, GTA 5 reached more than 160 million copies sold worldwide, with 5 million of those sales coming in the last quarter of the year. The series as a whole reached 370 million units since its release. 

Cumulative Unit Sales
December 2021160 million
August 2021150 million
May 2020130 million
May 2019110 million
February 201890 million
May 201780 million
February 201660 million
August 201554 million
January 201540 million

+ GTA V topped $1 billion in retail sales  in its first three days, making it the fastest-selling video game in history. (CNet)

+ GTA V parent company Take-Two Interactive reported a revenue of $903.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The company said the largest contributors to revenue were NBA® 2K22 and NBA 2K21; Grand Theft Auto® Online and Grand Theft Auto V. 

+ Take-Two reported a total net bookings of  $866.1 million for Q4 2021, up 6% year-over-year. The largest contributors to Net Bookings were NBA 2K22; Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V. 

+ In January 2022, Take-Two announced the acquisition of Zynga for a total value of $9.861 per share – $3.50 in cash and $6.361 in shares of Take-Two common stock, implying an enterprise value of $12.7 billion.

+ GTA 5 was among the best selling Steam games of 2021.

GTA 5 Player Statistics (2022)

+ In August 2022, GTA V reached 195.47 thousand concurrent players on Stream.

Statistic: Monthly number of peak concurrent players of Grand Theft Auto V on Steam worldwide as of April 2022 (in 1,000s) | Statista

+ Grand Theft Auto V events on the video streaming service Twitch were watched for a combined 130 million hours in August 2022. (Statista)

+ In March 2022, Auronplay was the top-ranked Grand Theft Auto V streamer on Twitch, having accumulated over seven million viewer hours on the platform during the preceding 30 days. 

Statistic: Most watched Grand Theft Auto V streamers on Twitch worldwide in March 2022, by monthly viewership hours | Statista

+ Grand Theft Auto V was the top streamed game of 2021 with 2.73 billion hours watched across Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming.

Written by Jordan Bevan

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