‘GRAND THEFT AUTO V’ JUST BEAT OUT ‘WII SPORTS’ TO BECOME BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME

This may not be a surprise if you’ve ever poured insane numbers of hours into wreaking digital mayhem across Los Santos. According to Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V has blown right past Wii Sports to become the United States’ best-selling video game, ever.

The numbers are pretty huge: 85 million copies of GTA V vs. just over 82 million copies of Wii Sports. 

GTA V

Rockstar

Now just imagine Trevor Phillips kicking the crap out of a cute little Wii Sports Mii and the whole thing is a lot more fun.

It’s an impressive sales record but doesn’t exactly explain how popular GTA V has been. After all, Wii Sports comes bundled with the Wii.

GTA V

Rockstar

GTA arrived in the top spot from gamers returning to it repeatedly, even as the GTA universe evolved through new versions and into GTA: Online.

Rockstar’s mods has helped GTA V to the top. There was the tribute to Paul Walker after the Fast & Furious star’s untimely death in a fiery car crash. It’s dead-on.

Then after the death of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, a thoroughly metal mod to honor his Jack Daniels-soaked memory.

GTA V topping the game charts proves the game’s enduring lure for players. At this point, it’s hard to see which game could top it. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Maybe Red Dead Redemption?

We don’t know. We do know no other game would be so perfectly suited to a Motorhead mod.

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