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GTA 5 has exceeded GTA 4's lifetime sales to retail in six weeks

Borderlands 2 has shifted 7.5 million copies to retail.

Grand Theft Auto 5 was so wildly successful that it's already "sold-in" nearly 29 million units, more than GTA 4 did in its entire lifetime, publisher Take-Two announced.

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!

Now "sold-in" refers to selling copies to stores, not individual people, but it still gives a sense of how much more popular GTA5 is than its already vastly successful predecessor.

GTA 5's sales boosted the publisher's Non-GAAP net revenue up to $1.27 billion for the quarter ending 30th September, a substantial increase over the $288 million for the same time period last year. Additionally, the company made $118.9 million in catalog sales of such titles as Borderlands 2, Civ 5, NBA 2K13 and Red Dead Redemption.

Elsewhere, during a financial call, Take-Two revealed that Borderlands 2 has shipped over 7.5 million copies to retail, and Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said it's well on its way to being the best selling game in the company's history - not counting Rockstar products, that is.

Due to the publisher's recent success, it's reevaluated its expectations for the fiscal year and now thinks it will rake in between $2.2-$2.3 billion in revenue.

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