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'Grand Theft Auto V' Passes 'Wii Sports' As The Best-Selling Video Game Ever In The U.S.

'Grand Theft Auto V' Passes 'Wii Sports' As The Best-Selling Video Game Ever In The U.S.
From Uproxx - November 7, 2017

Rockstar Games announced an important and impressive milestone today that will likely be a piece of gamer trivia for years to comeGrand Theft Auto V has shipped 85 million copies in North America, making it the highest-selling video game in United States history. So, what game did GTA V steal the mantle of highest-selling ever from (with a wallop upside the head with a golf club before it stole the anthropomorphic games car)? Wii Sports.

According to Nintendo, Wii Sports sold 82.3 million copies, in large part because it shipped with the extremely popular (for a time) Wii system. It also sold like gangbusters when it was released as a stand-alone title years later, but likely benefited from Wii users re-purchasing the disc after years of heavy, tendonitis-inducing gaming. GTA V no-doubt made its way to the top of the mountain thanks to players revisiting the game over the last half-decade.

The only thing that could possibly stop the expansion of GTA V now is Red Dead Redemption 2. Maybe.

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