With Grand Theft Auto 5‘s multiplayer component, GTA Online, having recently received the rather sizable update included in “After Hours”, there’s no doubt that plenty of lapsed players returned into the fold alongside the newcomers looking to explore the fresh content. As a matter of fact, so many new PS4 fans picked up the title during the month of July that it wound up topping the PlayStation Store’s download list for the second month in a row.
According to Sony, Grand Theft Auto 5‘s sales feat saw the open world game take the top download spot on the PlayStation Store’s PS4 downloads for July 2018 ahead of another title that has been in existence for quite a while, with Rocket League racing into the second slot. Following Psyonix’s vehicular soccer release on the charts is Hello Games’ space exploration and survival title No Man’s Sky, which likely showed up in third place due to its NEXT update having just recently come out. Those interested can find the full list of the top PS4 downloads for last month right here.
With Grand Theft Auto 5 having been dubbed the most profitable entertainment product of all time, it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the game has managed to secure its spot as the top downloaded PS4 game through the PlayStation Store for two months running. After all, July 2018 already had a dearth of major launches, so it was easy for GTA 5 to swoop in and continue flexing its muscles as a sales juggernaut.
Taking all of this into account, it’s obvious that Grand Theft Auto 5‘s popularity isn’t slowing down any time soon, despite the fact that the title released nearly four years ago. Nevertheless, Rockstar has already promised more content is on the way for GTA 5, which will certainly draw in many more new players. That said, though, it will be interesting to see if what the post-launch support for Grand Theft Auto 5 will look like once Red Dead Redemption 2 drops in about a couple of months from now.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: PlayStation Blog