Grand Theft Auto 5 has now shipped 32.5 million copies

Rockstar's acclaimed open-world game reaches new milestone, helps Take-Two hit profit of $210.7 million for the quarter ended December 31.

Grand Theft Auto V has now shipped 32.5 million copies worldwide as of December 31, parent publisher Take-Two Interactive announced today as part of its latest financial report. This is up from the 29 million milestone announced at the end of October 2013.

Take-Two has not disclosed how many copies of GTA V has been sold-through to consumers to date or how sales break down between Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Still, GTAV is now expected to be the best-selling Xbox 360 or PS3 game to date.

Regarding Grand Theft Auto Online specifically, Take-Two said that 70 percent of GTAV players who have connected to Internet have played GTA Online. The company said GTA Online helped Take-Two digital revenue post "strong growth," but the company did not say how many players have spent real-world money on the game.

During a post-earnings financial call, Take-Two management addressed the possibility of GTAV coming to PC. President Karl Slatoff said, "At this point there's really nothing for us to say about that." CEO Strauss Zelnick chimed in, saying Take-Two will leave it to Rockstar to make announcements regarding new platforms for the game.

Slatoff added that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV was a strong performer.

Overall, Take-Two posted revenue of $767.7 million for the quarter, up from $405 million last year. The company hauled a profit of $210.7 million, compared to $78.8 million during the same quarter last year. As of December 31, Take-Two had cash and equivalents of $972.2 million.

The largest contributors to Take-Two's bottom line during the quarter were GTAV, NBA 2K14, and WWE 2K14, the publisher said. Digitally delivered content was also on the rise, jumping 42 percent year-over-year to $132.8 million, led by the Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K games, as well as Borderlands 2 and BioShock Infinite.

Catalog sales of Take-Two games made up $113 million of net revenue, driven by Borderlands 2, BioShock Infinite, Civilization V, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and the GTA series.

Take-Two also announced today that Borderlands 2 has shipped 8.5 million copies to date, becoming the best-selling game in 2K Games history. In addition, the company said that NBA 2K14 has shipped 5 million copies and that Rockstar Games titles have now sold more than 250 million copies so far.

Looking ahead, Take-Two said it expects to haul net revenue of $170 million-$200 million for the quarter ending March 31 and full-year revenue of between $2.35 billion and $2.38 billion.

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Bigjoe275
Bigjoe275

Apparently Take Two knows how to make good games keep it up guys

jark888
jark888

Only games with value and quality could walk away with that kind of profit.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

"....Take-Two said that 70 percent of GTAV players who have connected to Internet have played GTA Online."

Woohoo! I'm a minority!

Hurvl
Hurvl

"the company did not say how many players have spent real-world money on the game" And they never will.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Soooo....online heists coming anytime soon?

leakingdogmilk
leakingdogmilk

Yes very nice. Now that they have made enough money, Rockstar should just release the game on the PC to the PC petition beggar race regardless of money and just do it out of charity. These poor bastards are so deprived of games that they call themselves master race, hiding in the internet calling people plebs and peasants wherever they go. The adults among them would regress to a child state, throwing little kid tantrum, throwing childish insults, no consideration and understanding for their own action etc etc. Okay they could be just immature retarded manchildren who are like this in the first place but it is still a problem. These people really should be seeing a psychiatrist but the society simply doesn't recognize how screwed up they are. Releasing GTA5 would substitute as the drug these people should be taking and keep them peppy, or else their problem could advance to a new stage and start doing even more screwed up things.

banana23man
banana23man

"I think we've made enough money. Time to release the PC version and earn even more, seeing that many will be forced to buy this superior version, on top of their current console copy" - Rockstar

wexorian
wexorian

Minimum million was Pirated on console i beat. even cod sell 29 million each year nothing strange.

danyjr
danyjr

Well done to Rockstar. You can see they put a lot of time, money and effort into their games.

I personally loved GTA V. The writing is fantastic, game play is well-handled considering it really pushes old generation consoles to their maximum capacity.

All in all, one of their greatest games, but it still doesn't top Red Dead Redemption for me. Awaiting the sequel...

yngsten
yngsten

Great, now ship out the PC version.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Not surprised at all.
But 32.5M shipped Vs. 29+M sold is the real amazing stuff. Great distribution/sale ratio.

Creed02
Creed02

wow that is very astounding 

Artwark
Artwark

I feel sorry that this game couldn't come to the Wii U.....or maybe it was a good thing that it didn't come to the Wii U.


I feel that this should have been in next gen instead of the previous though. It could've helped.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

That proves how pc it's irrelevant to the gaming industry, developers should concentrate where is the money, where players actually buy the game.

Even the greatest Microsoft knows that when they create the best device of our time, Xbox.

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

Still no heists? Looks like the dust keeps collecting.


For real though, they need to make some big things happen online. Even when the heists come out now, everyone pretty much has all the high end items available in the game, so what's the point? Horribly thought out long-term. It's such shadow compared to what it could have been. GTA Online is the biggest disappointment ever released by R*

Blankkus
Blankkus

Just finished the campaign part of the game. Overall the main characters and the story behind them weren't all that great IMO. The missions were kinda weak and just didn't feel the game is as entertaining as previous GTAs. I liked Carl Johnson's campaign in San Andres better. Also GTA5's world felt smaller compare to the original San Andres. I remember there was even a Las Vegas like city in the previous game which wasn't even in this one.

gtaguy77
gtaguy77

Max payne 3 multiplayer is more legendary than this online crap!

PetJel
PetJel

The success story of releasing on consoles only instead of half the people pirating it on pc.. this sounds harsh but in the eyes of a publisher this is actually true, expect to see much more console exclusives even.

timoteo2k1
timoteo2k1

32.5 million copies...


more than a billion in profit (after dev and advertising costs)


yet everything they do online is geared toward forcing you to buy drastically overpriced shark cards, screwing their players for cash.... R* is well on the way to being the new EA.

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

Console copies sold= 32.5 million

PC copies sold= 0

 After release on PC= maybe 1 million copies sold, 20+ million pirated

 PC the MASTER RACE of PIRATES argggghhhhh shiver me timbers


( That's why they wait to release on PC....PC "master race" doesn't like to pay for games unless it's $2.99 or less on Steam.

 Not all PC gamers are like that tho, just the select few "Special" ones....There are cool PC gamers who aren't d-bags about playing on PC only. )

turbojugend16
turbojugend16

Peasant game on my 2k Euros machine? No f-ing thanks!

f3kuinth3a55gs
f3kuinth3a55gs

@leakingdogmilk Way to generalize a whole group of millions based on the actions of a loud minority of pc gamers (who in my eyes are just plain assholes who like to feel superior, which by the way you are doing). I think it is you that is being an immature kid here.

crognalsen
crognalsen

@leakingdogmilk

People make PC people out to look like criminals, but in truth a person could be out doing a lot worse things.  They could be committing acts of murder or rape.  They could be breaking into homes and stealing from people.  The point is they could be doing a lot worse things.  I'm not promoting being an introvert and possible ignoring responsibility and acting like a child, but it's not really that bad compared to other things you could do.  Not everyone is interested in taking drugs to fix them into what society believes they should be.

PC gamers usually talk about a lot of interesting PC related topics.  Console gamers usually sit around making fun of eachother and PC gamers.

PC ports are fairly prevalent these days.  Morse so then they ever were in the past.  The only difference now is that there aren't a lot of good PC only games.  This is due to games costing more to produce then they did in the past. 

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@Creed02  Not really if you look how many second hand copies are around. Very disappointing GTA. They should have avoided online bullshit and made signature GTA Sandbox game. 

Very forgettable game, after the story was done i never touched it again and in saying that i finished almost all previous GTA games that i started playing 2- 5 times, GTA 4 being lowest with 2 play troughs.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@Artwark  Trust me as huge fan of GTA this game didnt live up to its hype. They made a mistake with online and therefore single player that GTA is known for did not deliver. Very forgettable game, after the story was done i never touched it again and in saying that i finished almost all previous GTA games that i started playing 2- 5 times, GTA 4 being lowest with 2 play troughs.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@Diegoctba  PS4 you mean, just steering you in the right direction. Whats the point of Xbone when there is a PC

erani_1111
erani_1111

@Diegoctba  It's mainly because of the pc piracy issues. I hope this phenomena won't be common in consoles. For gamers it's convenient to get games for free, but eventually it hurts the industry you like for the long term. Yet people don't think for the long term.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@Spartan-1657  For real tho, they need to fuck off online forever from next GTA game and make GTA what it is supposed to be, an amazing fun single player sandbox.

wexorian
wexorian

@PetJel  hahahah and how many of console version got pirated you know? :))))

danyjr
danyjr

@PetJel It is a shame that honest PC gamers pay the price for others stealing games because let's face it; PC is a fantastic platform not only for designing games but also playing them.

RobDev
RobDev

@timoteo2k1  theres nothing forcing you to buy those cards. Nothing at all. they do it because people are lazy and will pay to level up. Quite simply there is a demand.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

@MAGIC-KINECT

So true. If you release for the platform, they complain, if don't, they complain too.

PC = petitions and complaints.

jark888
jark888

@electricalbill  Not at all. I indeed praise the quality game such as GTA5. On the other hand, games like Call of Duty or Assassin Creed must have certain value and quality to the eyes of those who's supported them.

leakingdogmilk
leakingdogmilk

@crognalsen @leakingdogmilk  


So PC "master race" are only decent when you compare them to murderers, rapist, muggers and burglars? As if they could do any of these things even if they wants to, even little girl scouts can beat these losers in a fight both verbally and physically. Most importantly, they simply have no balls and they could never do anything like that in the first place. Drugs are for weak minded fools of society, perfect for these people.

warriors30
warriors30

@WolfgarTheQuiet @Artwark  Same here. Since I finished the story and got bored of GTA Online I never touched this game again. I had a good month of "hardcore" GTA playing, but that's it. Bye bye San Andreas.

electricalbill
electricalbill

you could'nt be more wrong. The xbox is a gaming pc with social and app features. The pc is just that a pc.

crognalsen
crognalsen

@erani_1111 @Diegoctba 

I don't believe piracy is as prevalent on PC as it was in the past.  Most people use steam and buy their games.  Those who don't usually end up with virus ridden systems.  People who buy a console usually aren't interested in PC anyway.  They end up losing profit for what should have been little extra cost to develop another version of the game.  Developers do it all the time these days and it seems to work out for them.  I believe if developers design an Xbox or Xbox One version of a game it isn't that different from the structure/code of a PC game if they design it that way from the beginning.  Some game engines are designed to be compatible for consoles and PC.   I buy most new games that come out on PC.  The only ones I don't buy are from old consoles that are emulated on PC because it's not worth it to look for those old systems.

PetJel
PetJel

@wexorian @PetJel Infinately less than if it were a pc release :)))) Every grandma can pirate a pc game but pirating a console game is a lot more trouble for the average consumer.

crognalsen
crognalsen

@leakingdogmilk @crognalsen 

I would tend to disagree.  Most people these days seem to go with the attitude I'm better than you because I'm an extrovert and I conquer any challenge that comes my way.  I'm also just happy to be alive and have the opportunity to work my ass off in a society where they try to keep you so busy you have no time to do anything.  To me that is not living.  That is being a slave to society.  Perhaps it's the responsible thing to do, but it doesn't change the fact you are a slave to societies ideas.  Just as much a slave or even more so than those who choose to withdraw.  Then they all pat themselves on the back for doing such a good job.  In reality society seems worse then it's ever been.  People only care about making money and showing off how great their lives are.  They look down on everyone else who makes a different choice.  Maybe a lot of people feel that society is not worth dealing with, but see no escape because the entire world is populated with people.  America wouldn't even exist if people didn't escape from England.  The difference being there is no where to escape so people choose to immerse themselves in other things.  Things they love to do.  Those people are reprimanded for choosing to do something they love (even if it's not really hurting other people) because they are not being responsible to society and the people in it.  If console gamers are this judge mental of others I'm glade I'm not a part of their society.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

@turbojugend16 @Diegoctba

Nobody cares for Europe, it's all old.

United States alone put the European Union to the knees.