High Sales of GTA V Lead Take-Two to Nearly $2 Billion in Revenue

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It’s not exactly a secret that GTA V has been a successful game. The latest addition to its success is the announcement, taken from Take-Two’s earning report for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2014, that 32.5 million copies of GTA V have shipped since it was released. While copies shipped don’t equate to copies sold, the game earned approximately $1 billion in only the first three days after its release, and NPD’s data says it was the highest-selling game in 2013.

To put the numbers in even better perspective, Take-Two pointed out that the entire NBA 2K series has only shipped 35 million units. That means GTA V alone has almost shipped as many units as a 15-game series. Pretty impressive.

Additionally, Take-Two’s report showed that they had a net revenue of $1.86 billion in the quarter. Sales of GTA V led the way, with NBA 2K14 and WWE 2K14 also bringing in strong sales. In particular, NBA 2K14 shipped over 5 million copies. While that doesn’t come near GTA V’s impressive number, it is the best-selling game in the series.

Digital sales brought in $132.8 million, a 42% increase from the previous fiscal year’s third quarter. The GTA and NBA 2K series made up a significant chunk of the digital sales as well, along with Borderlands 2 and Bioshock Infinite.

Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, also mention that they have numerous games in development, “including more than 10 unique titles for the next-generation consoles.” Could this be a tease for GTA V on Xbox One and PS4?

We can’t be sure yet, but whether it is or not, Take-Two has a number of successful, exciting franchises, and we’ll be looking forward to what they have to offer in the future.

Trevor Phillips
Founder of GTA BOOM, Trevor has been a long-time fan of the GTA series but probably isn’t quite as hardcore a gamer as you’d think. When he isn’t tweaking the content on GTA BOOM, you’ll find him working on the server or making other improvements to hopefully make the site better. Other than that, Trevor enjoys getting outside in the sunshine!


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