The unstoppable money-making machine that is Grand Theft Auto 5 is still going strong in 2020, with publisher Take Two predicting an even stronger year for GTA Online in the fiscal year ahead, it said in its Q1 earnings call on Monday. Take Two praised the strong performance of GTA Online since its Diamond Casino update last year and record-breaking active player numbers, but what’s really surprising is how well GTA 5 has sold, even after it was given away for free on the Epic Games Store.

“In the six weeks following the Epic Store promotion, Grand Theft Auto 5 sold more units in the same period than in any previous year,” CEO Strauss Zelnick said. The week-long free giveaway unsurprisingly pushed GTA Online to new highs for in-game spending and the second-best ever period for new player sign-ups since it first launched in 2012.

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