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GTA Online Gets A Stylish New Car as The Game Breaks Sales Records

An achievement it more than deserves.

If you’re one of the millions of people who play GTA Online, you’re probably going to be thrilled at the news that you can now finally drive the lightning, so to speak. I’m talking about the new update which adds the Coil Cyclone, an electric car sparkling with enough electric lightning bolts to make Emperor Palpatine proud. I bet you can’t wait to drive this beast down the streets of Los Santos.

In addition to the Coil Cyclone, the new update includes a 25% discount on a number of features including Biker Business Upgrades, Gunrunning Tattoos, Aircraft Weapons, Assault Rifles, and more. The offers will last until November 20, so head over to GTA Online’s official site to see which of the discounts take you fancy.

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Although it’s been on the market for quite some time, the continued success of both the core Grand Theft Auto V game and its online component mean that we can probably expect awesome updates like these to carry on coming our way for years to come.

To illustrate just how successful the game has been, a recent financial report published by Take-Two interactive confirms that GTA V has now sold 85 million copies worldwide. According to their report, this makes GTA V the bestselling video game of all time, however, if you take into account mobile releases like Minecraft and Tetris, GTA V actually comes in at number three. Still, this is one hell of an achievement.

And as if this news couldn’t get any better, Grand Theft Auto V is also now the bestselling video game of all-time in the United States, a record it will probably hold for many years to come.

Grand Theft Auto V was originally released back in 2013, and earned over $800 million in its opening day. The game’s online component has also proved to be hugely successful, having earned over $500 million in microtransactions. Although it’s been a full four years after its release, GTA V still regularly appears in the top ten on weekly sales charts, and its winning streak doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Like most installments in the franchise, GTA V was also adored by critics, so all the hard work at effort that Rockstar put into it has clearly paid off. The gigantic sales figures listed above are also a win for freedom of speech, because there have been numerous attempts to have the game banned, including a factually incorrect petition demanding that Target stop selling it in Australia, which gathered over 48,000 signatures. I would like to point out that there is absolutely no evidence that playing violent video games causes violent behavior in real life, and if you were one of the terrible people who tried to have the GTA V banned, I really hope the news of its continued financial success ruins your day.


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