Rockstar Games is Take-Two Interactive’s golden egg. What else to call a studio that has two huge hits with incredible sales. after all Grand Theft Auto V will soon have 200 million units sold at this rate, while Red Dead Redemption II reports more than 57 million copies.
To be precise, GTA 5 has approximately 190 million units. The entire gangster series then sold over 410 million pieces. For the Red Dead Redemption brand, we record 81 million. These are incredible numbers that many, but really many games can only envy. Just to give an idea, in August over 185 million were reported for GTA V and over 55 million for Red Dead Redemption 2.
In its latest financial report, Take-Two claims that net sales of $1.44 billion were achieved in the quarter thanks to better results from GTA V, GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2. CEO Strauss Zelnick believes they are well on their way to the Christmas season ready.
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As for other games, 18 million shipped units are recorded for the comic shooter Borderlands 3 and 4.5 million u NBA 2K24.
“We’re about to release the game-changing titles that players around the world have come to expect,” stated Zelnick. By this he was probably alluding to Grand Theft Auto VI. If you missed it yesterday, we will see the first trailer at the beginning of December. Otherwise, he stated that their development program is rich and varied.
“With an unwavering commitment to being the most creative, innovative and effective entertainment company, I have great confidence that our games will exceed the expectations of our players and set new standards of creative excellence in our industry.” added Zelnick.
It seems increasingly likely that GTA 6 will be released in fiscal year 2025, which begins in April 2024 and ends in March 2025. During this period, Take-Two anticipates sales of just under $8 billion. A year earlier it was 5.4 billion. There aren’t many games that can make that difference.