Grand Theft Auto V Reaches New Milestone; Ships Over 54 Million Copies on All Platforms
Coming close on the eve of its 2nd anniversary, Grand Theft Auto V has proven to be a critical and commercial juggernaut since release, with the title soaring even higher with its latest sales milestone.
As revealed during an earnings report from parent publisher Take Two Interactive for its financial quarter ending on June 30th, Grand Theft Auto V has achieved lifetime sales of 54 million copies shipped across all platforms since launch (indicating copies sold to retailers, not through to consumers).
The latest news shows a rise from 52 million copies shipped as reported three months ago, with the new info surely reflecting sales of the PC version (released this past April) while also accounting for the game’s continued strong sales on consoles.
Take Two also revealed that the company saw an overall revenue growth of 142%, leading to a total net of $366.4 million, a significant bump compared to last year’s $151.6 million for the company by comparison during the same period of time. Overall profit for the quarter rose to $34.2 million for the quarter, while last year during the same period provided an $11.2 million net loss for Take Two.
Alongside the continued sales of Grand Theft Auto V, Take Two reported that other titles helping to drive the company’s net revenue for the quarter includes Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K15, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, and WWE 2K15.
While retail console games continued to drive a healthy profit for Take Two, digitally-released content also saw a big increase for Take Two during the period with a big rise of 139%, and an overall profit of $254 million coming from digital content for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K15, the Borderlands series, WWE 2K15, and Evolve.
Take Two also revealed during the report that earnings from “recurrent consumer spending,” which includes profit from in-game currency, online game components, and DLC rose to 47% compared to the same period last year, making up 36% of the company’s revenue earned from digital content, and overall accounting for 25% of the company’s total net revenue during this period.
Grand Theft Auto V is available now for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.