Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of two of the biggest publishers in the industry, 2K Games and Rockstar Games, posted some incredibly strong results yesterday, seeing massive growth in the fourth quarter.
Without going into too much of the boring detail, the company made a ton of money, seeing a 41% year on year growth for the fourth quarter thanks to the global pandemic forcing a lot of people into their homes to sit and play video games. Almost all of the games in their catalogue sold beyond expectations.
Grand Theft Auto V, one of the biggest games ever released has now sold more than 130 million units, up by 10 million since February this year. To date, the Grand Theft Auto series has sold over 325 million copies. Other notable sales figures include the Borderlands series with 60 million, Bioshock with 35 million, Red Dead Redemption with 52 million and the NBA games almost hitting 100 million worldwide.
It is worth noting that most of these games have seen re-releases on new consoles and platforms, so double sales from customers are very likely, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that games made by Take-Two Interactive are incredibly popular. It can also be reasonably expected that many of the major publishers will produce some impressive figures thanks to all the lockdowns across the globe, forcing people to spend money to entertain themselves.