Grand Theft Auto V’s takings are reported to have topped $6bn (£four.2bn) – greater than double the highest-grossing movies ever.
The online game, which is about within the fictional state of San Andreas, got here out in September 2013 however stays standard following the discharge of downloadable content material packs.
Its takings have outstripped the income made by any of the highest-grossing movies, books or music albums ever launched.
Even considering DVD and streaming gross sales of big blockbusters such because the Star Wars franchise, Grand Theft Auto V nonetheless comes out on high.
“Since its launch in 2013, GTA V has offered 90 million models, placing its whole haul for writer Take-Two Interactive within the neighbourhood of $6 billion,” Doug Creutz, an analyst for Cowen advised MarketWatch.
The sport, which was created by British developer Rockstar North, broke business information when it was launched, incomes $800m (£560m) in its first day and $1bn (£700m) within the first three days.
“Videogames are a a lot better enterprise than [movie] studios,” mentioned KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren advised Marketwatch.
“Video games generally have the enviable place that their content material is interactive, which permits them to make data-driven insights and regulate video games and enterprise fashions that advantages gamers and the corporate.”
GTA V has been criticised for its violent content material and portrayal of ladies.
The story revolves round three criminals who plan heists, with many missions involving capturing and driving.
It may be performed on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC.