Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold Over 135 Million Units Since Launch
Take-Two Interactive's second-quarter financial report reveals the total number of sales for Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and other titles.
We are currently at a time of the year that big companies tend to share their second-quarter financial results with shareholders. The same goes for Take-Two Interactive, the mother company of Rockstar Games, 2K Games, and Private Division, which revealed some interesting numbers in its latest financial report, including the total number of sales for Grand Theft Auto V that hits 135 million units.
According to the report, the overall revenue of the company has hit $841 million, which is $16 million less than last year’s revenue in the same period. That being said, the company’s digital revenue increased by 15%, and the recurrent consumer spending, which is a term for revenue coming from in-game purchases and post-launch expansions, is up by 22%. With all the money-grubbing microtransactions that the company puts in cash cows like NBA 2K21 and GTA Online, it’s not a surprising result at all.
Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest hit from Rockstar Games has sold over 34 million units since its launch in 2018. Rockstar Games has already confirmed Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen platforms which will help them to increase the number of sales even more, however, it’s yet to be seen whether the same policy will be applied to Red Dead Redemption 2.
Other than Rockstar titles, the report also provided the sale numbers for The Outer Worlds and Mafia Trilogy. The former managed to reach three million unit sales over a year after its release date, while the latter hit two million unit sales less than a month after its launch.
Currently, Rockstar Games is said to be working on the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series, which is apparently in the early stages of development. On the other hand, 2K has the new entry of the BioShock series in development. The company also founded a new studio, 31st Union, several months ago, and its project is yet to be announced. Hanger 13, the Mafia 3 developer, also seems to be working on a brand new IP.