70% of Grand Theft Auto V Owners Have Played GTA Online; Rockstar Ships Nearly 250 Million Games
Following Take-Two’s financial report yesterday, the company held the standard earnings call right after, where Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick talked up Grand Theft Auto V’s 32.5 shipped to retailers and how “demand remains high” even after all this time. With the success of GTA V, Rockstar Games has now shipped nearly 250 million copies of their games worldwide to date.
One of the most interesting stats with Grand Theft Auto V is that “approximately 70% of consumers who have played Grand Theft Auto V while connected to the internet have played Grand Theft Auto online since its launch on October 1st.” Due to this, GTA Online was the biggest contributor to Take-Two’s digital revenue in the third quarter.
The future of Grand Theft Auto V will see more content for Grand Theft Auto Online, which has seen over 2 million player-created deathmatches and races, along with “substantial story driven downloadable add-on content.” Zelnick revealed that Rockstar would be giving out details for the content in the coming months.
For the future of Take-Two as a whole, they reiterated their “robust pipeline for both new intellectual properties and offerings from our proven franchises in development, including more than ten unique titles for the next generation consoles.” As President Karl Slatoff added, there are “multiple releases” planned for fiscal year 2015 (including WWE 2K15 and NBA 2K15), with more information about their titles arriving “throughout the next several months as we head into E3.”
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