GTA 5 accounts for 50% of games sold in September

Last month Rockstar Games set the gaming world and lots of virtual police cars on fire with the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the game that made $1 billion in a weekend. USA Today shared the NPD Group’s video game sales report for September on Friday revealed that overall retail sales were up 27% from August. “Grand Theft Auto represented over 50% of dollar sales in September, and had the highest first month sales than any other previous launch in the Grand Theft Auto franchise,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

As we reported earlier today, the PS3 did finally overtake the Xbox 360 thanks to a special offer that bundled Grand Theft Auto V with the PS3 Super Slim. Although the unmatched sales of Grand Theft Auto V have skewed the numbers significantly, huge numbers like these are good for everyone in the industry, especially leading into the console launch month of November.

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