GTA 5 Ships 34 Million Units -- More Than Borderlands 2, BioShock Infinite, and NBA 2K14 Combined

Take-Two reports its financial results for the most recent quarter, offering new sales figures and promising "groundbreaking new intellectual properties."

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Take-Two today announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter (ended June 30, 2014). Certainly the biggest news is that Evolve has been pushed back until February, but the company also revealed sales figures for several of its games, including Grand Theft Auto V, which has now shipped 34 million units.

That figure is up one million units since Take-Two's previous financial briefing in April, and is sure to grow further later this year, when an enhanced version is released on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. GTA V was already one of the best-selling games of all-time, and this brings it closer to surpassing another of the top sellers, Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii, which has sold 35.53 million units. Unfortunately, we don't know just how many of GTA V's 34 million copies have actually sold through to consumers--the shipped numbers Take-Two provides represent the numbers sold to retailers.

Take-Two posted a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) loss for the quarter of $35.4 million, which is less than the $61.9 million it lost during the same period a year ago. Coming off a record-setting year, this may sound surprising, but the company notes it didn't have any "major new releases" in the quarter. It called attention to its strong recurrent consumer spending--basically, ways of allowing gamers to continue spending money on a game after buying it--citing Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA V's multiplayer component) and NBA 2K14 as the two primary contributors.

A number of sales figures for Take-Two's games were revealed during the call. NBA 2K14 has shipped more than 7 million units, Borderlands 2--already 2K's best-selling game ever--is over 10 million units, Civilization V is over 6 million units, and BioShock Infinite is approaching 7 million units. Combined, those four games still haven't shipped as many copies of GTA V.

CEO Strauss Zelnick said Take-Two is "well-positioned to deliver non-GAAP profits every year for the foreseeable future." He also mentioned Take-Two has "groundbreaking new intellectual properties" in development in addition to new entries in existing franchises, though he offered no indication as to what any of these games might be. My fingers are crossed for a new Bully or Red Dead.

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What do you expect? Bioshock is a niche title. You can't force people to buy and like good games. System shock 2 sold like crap, too, So did Bioshock 1 and 2. GTA5 wasn't even a good game, it sold on name recognition alone. Literally all they did was say "Hey so you know how San Andreas was the best game? And then we released a piece of feces with none of its features? Here are those features in a new game - yay no progress!"

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<< LINK REMOVED >> GTA5 is a great game. And 7 million units for Infinite isn't "crap", although I will agree everyone should play it

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Any news on the SP dlc they said they would be releasing this year?..... I'm still waiting

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They're about to get more of money when it's re-released on PS4 too. I love the new look and don't mind running back through the game with the new visuals. Especially since the endings are different. We need a new Bully, Red Dead, and 2K football.

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Let's say the average price was $50.


That's ONE BILLION 700 MILLION DOLLARS.....


Yeah...I think there's gonna be a GTA 6.......

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Twas a fun game. I only kept it about two weeks though. Good game, great production values, just not my thing.

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Yay for microtransactions!


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Activision, take notes!

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The "Heist" missions need to be released before the new next gen comes out, to allow us to play with ALL of our current Online friends.

I game Online with friends all over the world, and not all of them have upgraded.

I don't see myself playing the old gen versions once the new one is released. This will reduce the amount of online friends available to game with by 3/4!

Besides that Great job!

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Yeah

Now bring GTA VI

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i may actualy sink more money if we had the hiests we were promised a year ago... WE GOT NEXT GEN BEFORE WE GOT A PROMISED FEATURE!!!

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@deathwish026 You weren't promised and it wasn't a year ago.


They have always said they will release the heists when they are ready. I have seen the beta for the heists, and guess what? They aren't ready.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Last-gen version was a beta test, all features to the true game!

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The headline would be far more impressive if it said "GTA 5 Actually Has Online Heists"

But that headline will never exist, because we were sold a lie.

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and...it will double when new gen and PC version comes out

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Not double.....but they have will sale another 10-15 million on the PC/Xbone/PS4

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The most overrated game...no, bit of entertainment in history.

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OMG there is literally no competition for them, epic sales numbers from an epic game studio.


Go video games !!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would have loved GTA V if it was as big and open as San andreas

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Dude Los Santos is much bigger than San Andreas

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FFS..

HOW would you say San Andreas was BIGGER? GO actually play that game, find the famous triple building and stand on top of it. You'll notice its BARELY wide enough for CJ. They skew scaling skew perception. Older hardware why put resource in big building. Game not actually bigger =\

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@X-RS @kingcrimson24 I like how you know FFS but can't manage any actual English.

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thats so nice


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So many people whine about GTAV. There is a reason logical people find it desirable.

1. It's a shooter. Not COD level but it is a shooter.

2. it's a racer. Not GT level but it's a decent racer.

3. It has RPG elements. Not like Final Fantasy but decent.

4. it is an action adventure but not as good as others.

5. it has social aspects like many social able games but not as good either.

6. It's a F2P and in this aspect BETTER than most F2P. (remember Online came after as an add on.) though that could be a stretch.


This points out that GTAV online covers so many genre' of content that we pay 60 a piece PER TYPE of Gameplay. We get a version of them all for a single payment. Is the game as good as those as individuals? Nope. But for a none elitist, this is the best 60 dollars one can spend period.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You kinda nailed it there...it's an abomination of so many different play styles, yet nails none of them...doesn't come even remotely close to getting either of them right. People still find being able to do drugs and hire prostitutes cool it seems...


This game really appeals to casuals instead of gamers. It's in your face, it's vulgar and it's stupidly simple and mindlessly entertaining. Pure quantity over quality.

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You forgot one...

TREVOR F*KING PHILLIPS MOTHERF*CKER!!

(^In his voice, I love you ^_^)

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Anyone noticed it looks like they are using the updated GTAV pics lately? just curious..

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Well let's see Evolve was slated for an October release? Isn't that what Gamestop slated for the release of GTAV for PS4 and the One? hmmmm....

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I assume by GAAP and Non-GAAP they are gaming the tax system. They do realize those kind of statements don't endear their company to the public. They put out a game that sold over 30 million copies yet are trying to get a tax break by claiming a "loss" and then bragging how they really made a gain.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> "I assume by GAAP and Non-GAAP they are gaming the tax system" Based on your first statement , you obviously know nothing about accounting. Go take some accounting classes before making ignorant statements about topics you know very little about. I 'm not going to waste my time explaining why you are so far off base its laughable.

Also this statement - Zelnick said Take-Two is "well-positioned to deliver non-GAAP profits every year for the foreseeable future." Is about the future, not what they just reported.

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The next-gen versions will easily sell 5+ million units.

I hope they are making a RDR sequel as we speak. Next-Gen only of course.

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See. If you dont care about online can just pirate the damn thing. they made that cash lol.

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well-positioned to deliver non-GAAP profits every year for the foreseeable future."
Interesting :)

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Well, obviously it sold a lot because it's the best game ever!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Not even close haha. Finished it in a week and forgot about it. Not a fan of online in GTA. Its traditionally single player and that is what makes GTA great, well what used to make GTA great.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well see this is where actual history makes you a lair. It is one of the best games ever sold because it sold so much. You're opinion is pretty much invalid so I guess when it comes to having a valid point based on nothing you are 'not even close hah ha' =)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Mcdonalds probably sells the most hamburgers, but that doesn't make it gourmet. Ferrari will never top the charts in sells, but their vehicles are likely better than Ford.

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