Grand Theft Auto V Ships Close to 10 Million Units on PS4/Xbox One, Over 45 Million in Total
In their Q3 Fiscal Year ’15 financial report, Take-Two confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V has nearly shipped 10 million copies on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since launch in November 2014. Adding in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, GTAV is over 45 million copies sold-in to retailers.
Next up for GTAV, Heists are coming as a free update in early 2015, with the PC version launching on March 24.
Looking at the 2K side of things, NBA 2K15 has sold-in roughly 5.5 million units since launch., while WWE 2K15 is getting the 2K Showcase: Hall of Pain DLC on February 17 for all platforms.
As for actual company sales numbers in Q3 2015, Take-Two saw $531.1 million in GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net revenue, a drop from $1.86 billion in Q3 2014, which was attributed to the release of Grand Theft Auto V during that quarter.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick talked about the results:
Take-Two’s positive momentum was demonstrated once again, as we delivered exceedingly strong third quarter revenues and profits, and finished the quarter with nearly $1 billion in cash and short term investments. We successfully launched one of the most diverse holiday lineups in the Company’s history, led by Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, NBA 2K15, WWE 2K15, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. We also generated substantial growth in digitally-delivered revenue, including through our ongoing focus on offerings that drive recurrent consumer spending. As a result of Take-Two’s outstanding holiday season performance, we are raising the Company’s financial outlook for the full year.
Looking ahead, we expect that our fourth quarter will provide a strong finish to fiscal 2015, which is lining up to be one of Take-Two’s best years ever. Anchored by the eagerly-anticipated launches of Evolve and Grand Theft Auto V for PC, along with an array of other offerings, we will continue to deliver titles that captivate audiences around the world and set benchmarks for excellence. With our world-class creative teams, robust development pipeline, cutting-edge technology and ample capital resources, Take-Two is superbly positioned to build on its solid foundation and continue to capitalize on this dynamic entertainment market.