How Much Money Has GTA Online Made? The Answer Will Shock You


How Much Money Has GTA Online Made? The Answer Will Shock You

Abhimannu Das
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GTA Online is one of the most successful live-service games of all time and it continues to be popular years after its release.
The game has reportedly generated over $8 Billion USD in revenue.

Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online has made over $8 Billion USD in revenue and it continues to be popular to this date. Both Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online have been successful commercially and the revenue numbers speak for themselves. With Grand Theft Auto 6 coming out soon, there is no doubt that GTA Online will continue to exist considering how popular the game has been for Rockstar Games.

Why GTA Online is so wildly popular

There are a number of factors that have contributed to GTA Online's success. The game's open world environment, regular updates with new content, and microtransactions have all made it very popular.

Microtransactions are a particularly important source of revenue for GTA Online. Players can purchase in-game currency called Shark Cards, which can then be used to buy items such as vehicles, weapons, and apartments. Shark Cards have been very popular with players, generating billions of dollars in revenue for Rockstar Games.

In addition to microtransactions, GTA Online’s base game (Grand Theft Auto 5) also generates revenue from traditional game sales. The game has been released on multiple platforms, and it has sold over 135 million copies worldwide.

Overall, GTA Online has been a massive success for Rockstar Games. The game has generated billions of dollars in revenue, and it continues to be popular with players around the world.

Records held by Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 also boasts of the following records in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

  • Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours

  • Best-selling video game in 24 hours

  • Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion

  • Fastest video game to gross $1 billion

  • Highest grossing video game in 24 hours

  • Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours

  • Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game

  • Most downloaded video game on PlayStation Network in 24 hours

  • Highest-rated video game of all time on Metacritic

  • Most critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 video game

  • Most critically acclaimed Xbox One video game

  • Best-selling video game of all time on PlayStation Network

  • Best-selling video game of all time on Xbox Live

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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