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Grand Theft Auto V hits 32.5 million copies shipped

Rockstar's blockbuster fast approaching the record as best-selling console game ever

Rockstar has shipped a total of around 32.5 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V, the company announced Monday.

Previously declared the the "best-selling video game of 2013" in US, according to figures from US sales tracking firm NPD Group, GTA V looks set to soon break the record as the best-selling console game of all time.

The best-selling console game of all time (not bundled) is currently Mario Kart Wii, at 34 million units, meaning that Rockstar North has that record within reach.


Released on September 17, Rockstar's acclaimed open-world title generated $800 million in worldwide sales in a single day, with GTA V revenues reaching $1 billion after just three days.

By early November, GTA V was on its way to becoming the best-selling console game of all time, with about 29 million copies sold into retail. Further sales will likely come from additional DLC and the long-rumoured GTA V for PC, should it materialise.