GTA 5 Ships Nearly 52 Million Copies, WWE 2K16 and NBA 2K16 Announced
Get all the news from Take-Two's earnings report.
Rockstar Games' open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V has now shipped nearly 52 million copies across console and PC. Parent company Take-Two Interactive announced the figure, up from 45 million, as part of its latest earnings report today.
Another exciting development out of Take-Two's earnings report today was a tease for a "soon-to-be announced new triple-A title from 2K."
This game will be released in Take-Two's fiscal 2016, meaning it will launch before April 2016.
NBA 2K16 has also been announced. It's coming to consoles, PC, and mobile sometime this fall. A specific release date was not announced.
Take-Two also confirmed that last year's games, NBA 2K15 and WWE 2K15, have shipped 7 million and 3 million units respectively. Meanwhile, Evolve shipped 2.5 million units, while the Borderlands franchise overall has reached 25 million units shipped.
These announcements were made on Monday as part of Take-Two's earnings report for the fiscal fourth quarter and full-year ended March 31. Below are earnings highlights for both periods.
Fiscal Fourth Quarter:
- Revenue: $427.7 million, up from $233.2 million
- Profit: $54.3 million, up from $21.5 million
- Revenue from digitally delivered content: $202.5 million, up 66 percent
- Revenue from virtual currency, DLC, and online games: Rose 47 percent
- Catalog sales: $78.3 million
- Largest revenue contributors: Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online (GTA V's multiplayer mode, which offers microtransactions), Evolve, NBA 2K15, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Fiscal Year 2015:
- Revenue: $1.669 billion, down from $2.414 billion
- Profit: $219.2 million, compared to $510.7 million
- Revenue from digitally delivered content: $616 million, up 42 percent
- Revenue from virtual currency, DLC, and online games: Rose 45 percent
- Largest revenue contributors: Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online, NBA 2K15, WWE 2K15, Evolve, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
“Our strong fourth quarter revenues and better-than-expected Non-GAAP profits marked an outstanding close to one of our Company's best years ever," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said. "During fiscal 2015, we seamlessly launched five triple-A titles for the holiday season led by Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K15; added an exciting new franchise with the successful release of Evolve; and achieved record digitally-delivered revenue, including our highest-ever revenues from recurrent consumer spending. Our business generated significant cash flow and, as a result, we ended the fiscal year with $1.1 billion in cash and short-term investments.