TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Video games and the violence depicted in them have been heavily debated over the years, but the one thing that can't be disputed is how profitable they are.
Grand Theft Auto 5 became the most profitable entertainment product of all time this week, raking in more than $6 billion since its release in 2013.
To put that into context, GTA 5 has earned more money than any single book, movie, or video game in history, including Titanic, Avatar, Star Wars, Call of Duty, and Harry Potter.
Produced by Rockstar games for $265 million, the controversial video game has been distributed on both older and newer generation consoles, selling over 90 million units in five years.
The popular franchise has been the center of a lot of criticism in the last decade due to its portrayal of gang violence, misogynistic views of women, and torture scenes. However, many argue that those aspects have fueled the game's sales.
Rockstar is expected to release their next blockbuster title, Red Dead Redemption 2, in September.