Since GTA V being the second best selling game last month clearly isn’t good enough, another product associated with the title must also be a top-seller. There was a time when games weren’t known for their soundtrack. There was a time when they didn’t even have soundtrack, or the best that we could hope for were beeps and boops.
Since it became custom for games to have their own full original soundtrack, many eternal legends and instant classics have arisen. A large portion of the music industry is driven by selling game soundtracks separately (a baffling proposition. If you’ve bought and played the game then you’ve already paid for and heard the music. Why should you have to pay for it again?). Naturally GTA V’s soundtrack is pretty sought after.
So much so that “The Music of Grand Theft Auto V” is the best selling soundtrack (not video game soundtrack – soundtrack in general!) for the second consecutive year. The soundtrack came in before Destiny, another AAA heavy hitter with popular music. The sci-fi shooter’s soundtrack has also been on the charts for two years.
While the difference between first place and second was pretty big in terms of revenue, second and third were separated by a hair. GTA V’s soundtrack grossed £12,409, Destiny’s made £9,593, with Halo 5 coming in third at £9,400. Ironic really, how Bungie, the original creators of the Halo franchise, beat their successors at their own game.
Surprisingly enough GTA V and Destiny aren’t the only top tenners from previous years. Despite 2015 being really strong in terms of AAA releases with solid soundtracks, the charts are still dominated by the likes of Skyrim, Dragon Age Inquisition and The Last Of Us. Let’s see if GTA V can stay on top for yet another year, shall we?
Have any of you guys bought GTA V’s soundtrack separately?