A box of sales despite a catastrophic launch

Despite the many, many technical issues that accompanied the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition last year, however, the franchise’s sales power did not suffer. In any case, that’s what Take-Two asserts in its latest financial report showing the state of sales for the past quarter with, as a star, this famous remastered trilogy, still a source of controversy among fans today.

Almost 10 million sales for GTA Trilogy

In remarks reported by the PC Gamer site, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, returned to the strong points of the past year for the American group, in particular on the performance in the charts of GTA Trilogy.Rockstar Games celebrated the 20th anniversary of the launch of Grand Theft Auto 3 with the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition for legacy and next-gen consoles and PC via the Rockstar Games Launcher, a release that topped our business expectations“.

If no figures have been communicated by the American publisher, the latest financial results specify that approximately 10 million games GTA except GTA V were sold last year. Unless a sudden resurgence of interest in GTA 4 took place, it’s a safe bet that these sales relate to the remastered trilogy.

As for the dubious quality of the latter, Take-Two conceded ” to have missed to the usual quality standards for the franchise: The title released with some issues, many of which have been ironed out, with even more fixes to come. Going forward, we will remain focused on quality, and are exceptionally confident in our upcoming releases.“. However, we should not expect any change in development habits, Take-Two explaining that the poor technical state of GTA Trilogydeveloped by external studio Grove Street Games, “ was an isolated case » and that possible remasters or ports, if they take place, will probably be outsourced to a third-party developer.

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