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Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold Over 6 Million Boxed Copies in the UK; Generated £240 Million in Sales

Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 6 million boxed copies of the game in the UK since its launch in September 2013, according to Ukie’s GFK Chartrack data this week.

Since its launch in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has proved to be a phenomenal success in the UK, spending a whopping 130 weeks inside the Top 10 for weekly sales. Grand Theft Auto V has now sold over 6 million boxed copies in the United Kingdom, making the game the fastest and biggest selling entertainment product of all time, and a prime example of UK games makers’ creativity, talent and innovation leading the way in creating the most popular games in the world.

The UK games sector is a global success story. We are a comparatively young industry punching far above our weight on the international playing field, and Grand Theft Auto V is a prime example of how UK teams are creating hugely successful, globally renowned titles that are making a valuable contribution to the UK’s reputation as games makers, our economy, job creation, and cultural identity,” said Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie.

Sales figures for Grand Theft Auto V at retail are so impressive that since its release in 2013 GTAV has managed to put a staggering £240 million through British cash tills, contributing more to the British economy than any other single game title in history (The entire boxed sales market for games in the UK in 2015 was worth £904m).

Grand Theft Auto V is available now for Xbox One, PS4, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Better known as RzrsS in the video game scene, Stephan Rodts has been playing video games for nearly his entire life. He started out shooting poor ducks out of the sky in Duck Hunt on the Nintendo, but now shoots everything that moves. Be warned.


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