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GTA V is ten years old: a look back at the game in 10 impressive numbers

GTA V is ten years old: a look back at the game in 10 impressive numbers

GTA V It was released on September 17, 2013, ten years ago. Even today, he is still racking up amazing numbers. It’s one of the biggest hits of all time. expected GTA VI.

It is Sunday, September 17, 2023. It goes without saying that this date is not exceptional. However, ten years ago, to this day, it was certain GTA V On PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The tidal wave was immediate, and even today, this game developed by Rockstar Games still benefits from genuine enthusiasm.

On the occasion of this anniversary, which matches the longevity of a major game in recent years, we return to the phenomenon with ten numbers that prove to what extent… GTA V It is a game of importance. This, knowing that he would definitely end up making room for it GTA VIhas already become official and the victim of a major leak.

10 impressive characters in GTA V


The number “3” can refer to everything in it GTA V. Three is the number of playable characters in the game (Franklin, Trevor, and Michael). Three is the number of days it took to cross the billion dollar mark.

But three is above all the number of generations of consoles it has GTA V. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, then PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014, and finally PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series longevity (some might say recycling), we can’t do better.


We talk a lot about him GTA VBut we should not withhold GTA Online“, and the associated multiplayer mode that constitutes a real game within the game. If it’s a gaming service designed to make us spend money regularly, we shouldn’t overshadow the care Rocktar Games gives it. According to Rockstar News, still receiving 41 updates and downloadable content (DLC) since its launch. This is a number that contradicts rapid abandonment red dead online, Which did not benefit at all from the same follow-up despite the similar ambitions. Much to the dismay of society.

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GTA V It is a huge commercial success. But it was first a big critical referendum, as you can see Her score is 97 out of 100Published on Metacritic aggregator (PS4 version). It’s close to perfect, and in history, only three games have done better: Soulcalibur (98), GTA IV (98) And The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (99). GTA V On the same level of sizes as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The fighting aura has evolved, Super Mario Galaxy or Metroid Prime.

Photo of a Rockstar accountant. // source : Rock star


So 2013 is a release year GTA V On PS3 and Xbox 360. But it’s also a release year GTA OnlineAvailable in a few weeks. Without multiplayer, Take-Two Interactive would have made a lot less money GTA V It wouldn’t have lasted that long. Note that Rocktar Games ended up offering a standalone version of GTA Vin March 2022 (at the same time as the GTA+ subscription).


April 2015: Version GTA V It’s finally released, with nice visual improvements. The enthusiasm is immediate, as evidenced by the 360,761 players who reached out at the same time to discover the game according to Steam diagrams. This peak has never been beaten since, and other titles have performed much better (over 800,000 for Baldur’s Gate 3). but GTA V It continues to spook counters on Valve’s platform. The average is about 100,000 people, which is still an impressive number.

88 million

Discover the world GTA V It debuted on November 2, 2011, with a trailer lasting just over a minute. Today, this video has more than 88 million views and 1.8 million likes. It is, to date, the most viewed trailer on the official Rockstar Games channel, but we expect it to be the first trailer for GTA VI This record was quickly broken. to compare, Teaser for Cyberpunk 2077which was published on January 10, 2013, has not even surpassed 30 million views.

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185 million

Since its launch in 2013, GTA V It has sold more than 185 million copies. In history, there is only one game that has managed to do better: Maine CraftAvailable on many platforms. Other than that, it is also the best-selling product in the United States for the past 10 years, both in terms of volume and value.

GTA Figures // Source: Take-Two Interactive
numbers JTA. // Source: Take-Two Interactive

265 million

It’s always hard to come by the budget for a video game, but one GTA V It would have exceeded $265 million (development costs associated with marketing expenses). At the time, it was huge, he says Red Bull In a 2016 article, this would put… GTA V To heights worthy of the biggest cinematic films – such as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Today, budgets have clearly exploded.

800 million

in one day, GTA V It has already grossed over $800 million and needs an additional $2 million to cross the $1 billion mark. in Its latest financial statementsTake-Two Interactive did not fail to remember this record: “ It reached $1 billion in sales faster than any entertainment business. » Qualifying Achievement: A video game costs more than a movie ticket.

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GTA V. // Source: Rockstar (modified image)

7.7 billion

How much was returned in total GTA V Since its launch? according to Article published in June 2023 by Watcher, it tickles $8 billion. Yes, almost three times as much film symbol picture. A real bulldozer, all works combined. Imagine the pressure on Rockstar Games’ shoulders to do that GTA VI.

GTA V // Source: Rockstar Games

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