Grand Theft Auto V has sold 80 million copies

Take-Two Interactive, the owner of GTA V development studio Rockstar, has announced that GTA V has shipped a total of 80 million copies since its release in 2013. GTA Online is also doing very well and continues to grow.

Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick announced in a commentary on the quarterly results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 that 5 million copies of GTA 5 had been shipped since the previous quarter, when the title hit 75 million on PC and consoles. total copies sold. According to Zelnick, the revenues of GTA Online are also doing well beyond expectations, but no specific figures were disclosed.

Compared to the same quarter last year, Take Two Interactive’s revenue increased by 52 percent to more than $571 million. According to the company, Mafia III, Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K17, WWE 2K177 and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI contributed the most to the strong sales growth. Net profit rose to $99.3 million, compared to $46.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Take-Two also makes a lot of money selling DLCs, microtransactions and virtual money: 24 percent of total quarterly revenue came from such ‘recurring spending’ by users.

Over the past fiscal year, revenue grew 26 percent to $1.78 billion compared to the previous fiscal year. Net profit was $67.3 million. In fiscal 2016, a loss of $8.3 million was incurred; in 2015 a loss of USD 279 million was incurred.

On Monday, it became clear that Rockstar Games has postponed the release of the open-world western game Red Dead Redemption until spring 2018. The company previously announced that the game would be released in 2017, but the development team needs more time. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the successor to Red Dead Redemption, which was released in 2010. The game told the story of outlaw John Marston, who was betrayed by his former gang members and teamed up with the authorities to bring his treacherous ex-accomplices to justice.