GTA 5 Ships Nearly 52 Million Copies, WWE 2K16 and NBA 2K16 Announced

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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.

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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.

What's more, Take-Two also announced today that WWE 2K16, which was previously unannounced, will arrive on October 27. The game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

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

Commentary:

“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.

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Can u say "BALLLLLINNNNNG!!!!!!"

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i am very sad to see that vc sold that much.....was hoping for an end of it. it is slowly ruining the nba 2k games for online users.

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Mafia 3?

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What i would do for a wwe all stars 2..

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Wonder if this year's WWE game will be stripped of all features again.

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Damn that's some fancy accounting right there. We have 1.1 billion in cash... but we're not going to count those as profits for our shareholders. They must be taking lessons from Apple.

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PC is about 14% of those sales...

Minority...

TTrrooll

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Rockstar earned every penny they made off of GTA V.

Here's hoping they'll earn even more by releasing an HD remake of RDR.


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Please fix matchmaking 2K. Please.....use some of this success and just fix matchmaking on NBA2K16.


"10 Players Found" ..... "9 Players Found...." "3 Players found waiting for 4"......

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ewww

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Guys we need a new bully the first one was a masterpiece

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ill just wait until the new wwe is 20$ 2k15 was crap

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How do they count PC games if their digital? Shipped isn't SOLD.

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@turtlesintime: 52 mio are only retail copies shipped, no digital sales included.

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3.2 billion from one game. Let that sink in.

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Take-Two making it rain.

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Red Dead 2 - Revenge of the Dead!

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RDR is the 2nd game....

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I bet on a GTA V expansion, possibly stand-alone.

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@nurnberg: in a year or two

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The ''soon to be announced game'' is definitely Mafia III.

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@unrefractgaming: The Gta killer

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Mafia will never beat GTA, that franchise its just too big

Gta v sold over 40 mill copies mafia 3 will be lucky enough if they can get somewhere around 2-3 million

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That seems like a kinda small profit window..... especially considering 52 million GTA sales (or whatever % falls within that fiscal time frame).

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@CaptWaffle: I think the GTA total is all-time (since September 2013)

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Eagerly looking forward to WWE 2k16 now that they've had time to add many of the features back(which I hope they have been doing).

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Here's hoping WWE 2K16 has full on create a Diva.

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@Attitude2000: Yeah, for some reason, I'm quite excited for that on the new generation :P 2k15 can kind of give you a taste of create-a-diva and everything that gets created for them afterward.

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Can't wait to see some NBA 2K16. It's really the only annual franchise I can get excited over. I suppose it's because 2K14 was my introduction so it's still relatively fresh for me. As of yesterday, 2K15 has 111 hours clocked into it.

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@jinzo9988: I can relate, only with Assassin's Creed. A lot of people have been saying they aren't innovative, they need to skip a year, but I've only played II, IV, Liberation and haven't gotten around to finishing any, so I'm kind of excited for Syndicate.

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So they made like what, 2 billion?

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@Pelezinho777: $3,120,000,000 if all those copies get sold for $60, for example. But I'm not sure how shipping works, so I'm not sure how much money was made through shipping.

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@CapnXtraObvious: ha, not even close. 60$ is price we pay, doesn't mean they get all 60$ (at least in retail they don't). Subtract retailer fees, shipping, disk manufacturing, taxes... they get 50% max, could be even less than that.

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@Saidrex@CapnXtraObvious: Yeah, I never said all that money goes to one place. Just how much money gets spawned from that number. Approximately.

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@Saidrex@CapnXtraObvious: Steam takes about a 30% cut but I am sure R* gets a better deal then that and that's basically it since I doubt they even bothered to make many hard copies to sell for PC.

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@holtrocks: I was not talking about PC, but overall

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I'm hoping for more RDR and less Borderlands, Randy Pitchford has too much of my money anyway ;)

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Rockstar, if it isn't Red Dead 3 (Red Dead redemption was the second red dead btw), then I guess I just keep eating these kittens. It's up to you, Rockstar. These kittens' blood are on your hands!

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@parkurtommo: I think most people mean Red Dead Redemption 2, but just say Red Dead 2. But you are right, it is the third.

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Thats insane.

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