Take-Two Interactive, the holding company of two of the industry’s largest publishers, 2K and Rockstar, released its second quarter financials yesterday, revealing some incredible numbers for some of its major titles.
We’re not here to bore anyone with all the numbers, but the company reported a 74% increase in revenue year-to-year at $859 million. The reason given for this was mostly due to releases such as Borderlands 3 and NBA 2K20. Games such as Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K19 were also named as contributors to ongoing revenue.
The most incredible reveal however was the number of copies of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 sold, coming in at 115 million and 26.5 million respectively. To put this into perspective, more copies of GTA V have been sold than PS4 consoles, and it launched in the same year. Granted a PS4 is more expensive, but one could argue that it adds more value than one single game. Besides the staggering number of copies sold, we should also take into consideration the massive amount of revenue made through microtransactions.
Another very impressive number is Red Dead Redemption 2, which sold more 26.5 million copies in only a year, and that is without it even being released in PC, so we can only imagine what this game will be capable of going forward. Borderland 3 is also selling incredibly well, with over 7 million copies sold since it launched in September this year.