Take-Two revealed sales numbers of the Grand Theft Auto V at its earnings call yesterday.
Grand Theft Auto V broke a lot of records. It garnered $1 billion in sales in just three days of availability, and overtook lifetime sales of Take-Two’s earlier offering, Grand Theft Auto IV, in just six weeks. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned during the Q2 earnings call that they managed to sell 29 million units of Grand Theft Auto V to date across all platforms. These figures are units that have been sold to retailers, and not directly to consumers.
“The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers’ enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment,” he said.
Take-Two Interactive managed to accrue revenue of $1.2 billion for Q2, which beat Wall Street analyst estimates, which were at $922 million. Individual share values rose by $2.49, which was also higher than what analysts estimated.
GTA V is available on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 currently, although rumors have been circulating that Rockstar Games is working on a Windows version that will launch sometime in November. There have been no official confirmation yet, but a Windows launch would only drive sales even higher.
Zelnick said that the publisher has other games in the works.
“Take-Two has an extensive development pipeline of groundbreaking new and exciting titles from our proven franchises, along with digitally delivered offerings to complement our core business,” he said. “We currently have more than 10 unique titles planned for next-generation consoles, including multiple releases slated for fiscal 2015.”
Source: Take-Two Interactive