Back on May 6th, we let you know about a few different retailers who had posted release dates for a few upcoming titles. Well, thanks to 2K’s financials coming out today, it is confirmed that NBA 2K14 is launching on October 1st (platforms are TBA) and WWE 2K14 is at the end of the month on October 29th (PS3/Xbox 360).
Getting down to actual sales numbers, Take-Two reports net revenue just north of $1.2 billion for the fiscal year, an increase over the $825.8 million last year, with the company expecting between $1.75 billion and $1.85 billion for this fiscal year ending on March 31st, 2014 (GTA V can be thanked for that).
Looking at their games, BioShock Infinite sold more than 3.7 million copies since launch and has “enjoyed significantly higher first month sell-through than any other BioShock release.” There’s also been “solid demand” for the Season Pass that gives you all three upcoming DLC packs, though specific sales figures weren’t given.
Other titles that contributed to their success include NBA 2K13, Grand Theft Auto IV, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2 (shipped 6 million units), and Max Payne 3 (shipped 4 million units).
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, added, “With BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, NBA 2K13 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, our 2K label released four of the past year’s most critically acclaimed titles. Our commitment to delight consumers with the highest-quality interactive entertainment experiences enabled Take-Two to have an outstanding year, despite a challenging environment for many in our industry.”
Zelnick then said that “fiscal 2014 is poised to be one of our best years ever,” with Take-Two having “an extensive pipeline of next-generation and emerging platform titles in development, including both new intellectual property and releases from our proven franchises.”
Which existing franchises do you think Take-Two has in development for next-generation consoles? Do they overuse the phrase ‘extensive pipeline’? Let us know in the comments below.