Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 5, And Borderlands 3 Reach New Sales Milestones
Take-Two's biggest games are doing well.
As part of Take-Two's latest earnings report, the company shared new sales numbers for some of its biggest games from the Rockstar and 2K labels.
Starting with the biggest one, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V has now shipped an astonishing 115 million copies, which is up 5 million copies in three months. That is a tremendous figure, especially so given the game is more than six years sold.
Gearbox's Borderlands 3, which is published by 2K Games, has now reached 7 million copies sold in. That's up from 5 million shipped in its first week. About 70 percent of sales of Borderlands 3 were digital, which is good news for 2K because printing discs cuts into the profitability of a game. Across all of its games, Take-Two's digital share of console game sales reached 50 percent for the latest quarter, which is up from 31 percent during the same period last year. This is further evidence of the waning popularity of physical media.
Another Rockstar release, Red Dead Redemption 2, now stands at 26.5 million copies shipped. Sales are improving again, it seems, as the 1.5 million copies shipped during the quarter is up from 1 million copies shipped during the three-month period before that. Importantly, these numbers do not include PC, as the sales only cover the period through September 30.
Red Dead Redemption 2 needed only eight days to surpass the number of copies that 2010's Red Dead Redemption shipped during its entire lifespan. Sales are expected to continue to climb, as Red Dead Redemption 2 was just released for PC.
Take-Two doesn't just make money from outright game sales. The company's games have microtransaction systems, and these are proving to be lucrative as well. For the latest quarter, Take-Two made $317,386,000 from what it calls "recurrent consumer spending."
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