Take-Two, parent company of Rockstar Games, discussed Grand Theft Auto 5's incredible success on its earnings call on Monday but avoided confirming any remasters of older games in the franchise.
"Grand Theft Auto V remains one of the most iconic titles ever released and it continues to exceed our expectations, having sold in over 140 million units,” Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick reported.
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GTA 5 Hits 140 Million Units Sold, Take-Two Not Discussing Remasters
“In fact, in calendar 2020, more copies of Grand Theft Auto V were sold than in any other year except for 2013 when it first launched on PS3 and Xbox 360," Zelnick added.
One analyst on the call asked if there's any possibility of older games in the franchise being remastered to allow access from a new audience.
“It’s a great and encouraging question,” Zelnick replied. “I’m kind of inclined to leave it more as a statement than a question and any update on our release schedule will come from Rockstar Games.”
Grand Theft Auto 5, and online component GTA Online, have been so popular that they'll be coming to a third console generation later this year when they hit PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
In fact, it's still riding high in this week's physical charts.
GTA 5 is now comfortably the second best-selling title of all time, beating Tetris (100m) and Wii Sports (around 83m).
The only title ahead of it is Minecraft which currently sits at 200 million.
Also in the earnings call, Take-Two confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar's other open-world epic, has now shipped 36 million units.
NBA 2K21 has shipped 8 million units.