Sex and Violence Sell: This Video Game Is a $6 Billion Success


Grand Theft Auto V is "the most financially successful media title of all time!" You might be thinking ... what about "Star Wars," "Avatar" or even "Gone with the Wind."

Nope.

What about other popular video games like "Super Mario Brothers" or "Mario Kart"?

Yes, the Mario franchise has sold more total units but since the first car in GTA was started in 2013, the video game has sold more than 90 million units, which puts it upward of $6 billion, according to Market Watch.

According to NPD Group Data, GTA V still brings in hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, it was the sixth-best selling video game in the U.S. in 2017. Grand Theft Auto V was released in late 2013 and continued to sell at least 15 million units in 2017. The one thing we all can see is the longevity of this game.

How long will it continue this successful ride? Who knows, but be honest. You're going to play tonight aren't you?

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