Grand Theft Auto V is the 6th best-selling game of all time

During publisher Take-Two’s most recent Fiscal Year 2015 Earnings Call, CEO Strauss Zelnick has announced Grand Theft Auto V has surpassed the 34-million-units-sold mark, making this latest entry in the GTA series the sixth best-selling game of all time. Furthermore, the CEO has revealed Grand Theft Auto V had managed to sell 29 million units within its first six weeks on the market – exactly one year ago – adding 5 million more in the past 12 months. As it stands, Grand Theft Auto V is just one million behind Mario Kart Wii, and six million behind Super Mario Bros.

Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Players complete missions – linear scenarios with set objectives – to progress through the story. Outside of missions, players can freely-roam the open-world. Composed of the San Andreas open countryside area and the fictional city of Los Santos, the world of Grand Theft Auto V is much larger in area than earlier entries in the series.The world may be fully explored from the beginning of the game without restrictions, although story progress unlocks more gameplay content.

The single-player mode lets players control three characters: Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton – criminals whose stories interconnect as they complete missions. Some missions are completed with only one character and others feature two or all three. Throughout the single-player, players may switch between the protagonists at will by means of a directional compass on the HUD. The game may switch between characters automatically in single-player missions to complete certain objectives.

During Take-Two’s most recent Investor Call, CEO Strauss Zelnick has mentioned the publisher wouldn’t be against a Grand Theft Auto HD remaster for the current generation of consoles. You can check out more details on that [here]. Grand Theft Auto V was released on the 17th of September, 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and is scheduled to be released on the 18th of November, 2014 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on January 27th, 2015 on the PC.