Grand Theft Auto 5 or GTA 5 has emerged as the bestselling game of the past decade 2010-2019. This is the claim officially made by the game’s developer Rockstar. The company has quoted data sources to say that in terms of the sales achieved by the game, expressed in US dollars, GTA 5 was the biggest grosser during the 10-year period. In the UK too, the game won the Game of the Decade based on its sales volumes. The game’s online version has kept the same momentum as the main version and is breaking all records.
Rockstar Has Many Hits to its Credit
Rockstar may be justified in feeling proud that its games are immensely popular among gamers around the world. If GTA 5 is a success story, the other game Red Dead Redemption 2 is another very successful franchise for the developer. The game has been around for four years and has ruled the charts as one of the top-selling games all through this period. Clubbed together, GTA 5 and RDR 2 would have sold more than 150 million units worldwide in the last month, December 2019. The January sales are equally strong.
The GTA Online struck a chord with the game’s followers when the Diamond Casino update was released in 2019. It saw a sudden spurt in the number of people opting to play the game online. The company followed it with another update, the Diamond Casino Heist.
Rockstar Wants to Reward its Customers
Rockstar wants to celebrate these milestones with a reward program that could make those playing the games win up to $1 million. This would be in terms of the in-game currency. The actual amount is $2 million since there are two slots to win the freebies. One is between January 30 and February 5, 2020, and the other between February 6 and February 12, 2020. Each of these will have $1 million on offer.
Apart from these, there are freebies to be won by playing the Red Dead Online game between January 28 and February 3. These include a free Schofield Revolver, a free Varmint Rifle, and the Devastating Ammo Bundle. Again, another slot is open between February 4 and 10 and the freebies that could be won include a Bounty Hunter license, 25 Bolas and 25 Tracking Arrows.