'GTA 5' Ships 34 Million Units, But Take-Two's 'Evolve' Delayed 'A Few Months'

 @theabigailelise on August 06 2014 3:44 PM
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"GTA 5" has shipped more than 34 million units. Courtesy/Rockstar

Take-Two (NASDAQ:TTWO) Interactive's "Grand Theft Auto 5” has now shipped 34 million units, the game maker said during an earnings call on Tuesday. Take-Two, which owns New York City-based developer Rockstar Games, said that number increased by 1 million units in the quarter ended in June, and will most likely increase this fall when the game launches for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"GTA 5" is already one of the best-selling games of all time, and it's now set to outsell "Mario Kart Wii" on the all-time list. The highest-selling video games of all time are as follows:

1. Tetris, 143 million (1984) -- Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES, Mobile Phone

2. Wii Sports, 83 million (2006) -- Wii

3. Minecraft, 54 million (2009) -- Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile Phone, United States Xbox 360 (XBLM and Retail disc), PlayStation 3

4. Super Mario Bros., 40 million (1985) -- NES

5. Mario Kart Wii, 36 million (2008) -- Wii

6. Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5), 34 million (2013) -- PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360

7. Wii Sports Resort, 33 million (2009) -- Wii

8. New Super Mario Bros., 30 million (2006) -- Nintendo DS

9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, 29 million (2009) -- Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3

10. Japan Wii Play, 28 million (2006) -- Wii

Take-Two also recently announced the delay of upcoming sci-fi, co-operative first-person shooter “Evolve,” where players can team up to hunt a giant monster as well as take on the role of the monster. "Evolve" is in development by Turtle Rock Studios and will be published by 2K Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two. The game will launch in February 2015.

2K representative told Polygon on Tuesday it is "extending the development of Evolve by a few months to ... meet our collective standards of creative excellence."

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