"MarketWatch" says that "Grand Theft Auto 5" is now the most profitable piece of media in HISTORY.
There's not even a MOVIE that's made as much money.
The game has sold more than 90 million units since it came out in 2013, and has generated around $6 BILLION, far more than blockbuster movies like "Star Wars" or "Gone with the Wind", which both collected more than $3 billion, adjusted for inflation. And that's even if you add in DVD and streaming sales.
Nintendo's Mario franchise has sold more copies than "Grand Theft Auto 5", but no single game comes close to $6 billion. In fact, even the previous "Grand Theft Auto" games pale in comparison to the juggernaut that the fifth one has been.