Red Dead Redemption Lassos in 8 Million Convicts

February 9, 2011 Written by Zak Islam

Red Dead Redemption‘s impressive success was clearly evident ever since the game’s launch last year in May. Rockstar Games’ western title dominated the sales chart for countless months and beat off strong competition even long after its initial release. Back in December, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two said the game shipped eight million units. Now, in the publisher’s latest financial results, it has been unveiled that Red Dead Redemption has sold eight million copies.

Take-Two has revealed its financial results for the third quarter ending on December 31st, 2010, with net revenues clocking in at $334.3 million with a profit of $40.9 million. The publisher also revealed that four million copies of NBA 2K11 has been shipped, consequently making it the best selling title in its series.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick commented on the financial results:

Our results year-to-date clearly demonstrate the Company’s ability to translate its world-class creative resources and diverse portfolio of triple-A franchises into meaningful profits. Looking ahead to the balance of the year and fiscal 2012, I have never been more enthusiastic about our diverse line-up of upcoming releases.

Zelnick continued to say what to look forward to in the future from the company:

From unique, groundbreaking new titles such as L.A. Noire, to the long anticipated return of Duke Nukem, the interactive entertainment industry’s most irreverent hero, we will deliver a broad array of entertainment experiences that promise to delight audiences around the world.

The following titles from Take-Two, which are all confirmed for a release during the 2011-2012 release period, are as follows:

  • L.A. Noire – May 17th, 2011
  • Top Spin 4 – Fiscal 4Q 2011
  • Major League Baseball 2K11 – Fiscal 4Q 2011
  • Duke Nukem Forever – Calendar Year 2011
  • Spec Ops: The Line – Fiscal Year 2012
  • BioShock Infinite – Calendar Year 2012

Will you be picking up any of Take-Two’s upcoming titles? Let us know in the comments below.