Rockstar’s open-world game Grand Theft Auto V has busted through the atmosphere as just keeps going. Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games, announced during an earnings call that the game has shipped 150 million copies. That’s astonishing.
Three months ago, this number was at 145 million, so it went up by 5 million in a rather short timeframe. The game has been selling well, but its GTA Online mode has been doing phenomenal. Management repeated the same news about the Los Santos Turners update, which helped break player and spending records.
The entire GTA franchise has now sold 350 million units, which is just shy of the 400 million sales for the Call of Duty series.
Red Dead Redemption II is doing well also, with its own sales increasing to 38 million. When adding the original and sequel together, the Red Dead Redemption series has sold to nearly 60 million.
GTA V will continue to grow, as the game is heading to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in November. A standalone version of GTA Online will also release in November, at it will be free on PS5 at launch.
In other new, Take-Two announced that two of its “core immersive” games have been delayed to late fiscal 2022, though the company did not specify what those games are.
For the quarter ending on June 30th, Take-Two earned $813.3 million in revenue, which is down by 2% compared to the same period last year. However, total net income did rise by 72% to $153.2 million. Microtransactions spending increased 15%.