For the third consecutive quarter Grand Theft Auto V has managed to sell 5 million copies, which added to those previously shipped makes a total of 160 million units shipped since 2013, Take-Two announced during the presentation of its latest financial results. The company also reviewed the sales of its other franchises and commented that, despite its disastrous launch, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has exceeded expectations.
The good performance of GTA V, which also includes GTA Online, has contributed to Take-Two’s revenue for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2021 totaling $903.2 million, up 5 % from a year ago. Some 61 % of the company’s revenue was achieved through so-called recurring player spending, which includes virtual currency, additional content and in-game purchases. All digital content accounted for 88 % of Take-Two’s revenue.
In addition to Grand Theft Auto V, other games such as NBA 2K22, NBA 2K21, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online and Borderlands 3 contributed to Take-Two’s results. Take-Two also updated sales for the following games.
- Grand Theft Auto V: 160 million units (370 million between the entire franchise).
- Red Dead Redemption 2: nearly 43 million units (65 million units across the franchise).
- NBA 2K: 121 million units across the franchise (up three million from last quarter).
- Borderlands 3: 15 million units. It is 2K’s fastest-selling title (74 million across the franchise).
- BioShock: 39 million units across the franchise (up one million from last quarter).
- Sid Meier’s Civilization: 61 million units across the franchise (up two million from last quarter).
- PGA Tour 2K21: nearly 3 million units.
As a curiosity and to put in context the 160 million copies shipped by Grand Theft Auto V, comment that the Resident Evil saga accumulates 123 million units (as of December 2021), Assassin’s Creed carried 155 million units (as of November 2020) and Final Fantasy adds up to 164 million units (as of December 2021). In the list of the most successful games, ahead of Grand Theft Auto V we only have Minecraft with 238 million units sold (as of April 2021).
Grand Theft Auto V will receive a sales boost starting March 15, when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series version arrives. On the same day Grand Theft Auto Online will also go on sale independently. For the (distant) future remains the already announced Grand Theft Auto VI.