Since the title launched in 2013 (how time flies a decade later), Grand Theft Auto V has sold more than 185 million units worldwide, a five million mark-up from the previous quarter, according to an earnings call from Take-Two Interactive.
As outlined in a report from GamesBeat, the developer shared their sales figures for the latest quarter (which ended June 30). Red Dead Redemption 2, a title launched on last-gen consoles in 2018 (five years old this October), sold 55 million copies (two million more than the last quarter).
NBA 2K23, on the other hand, has exceeded all expectations set by the company and, at the time of writing, sold over 13 million copies, shifting as many as Red Dead 2 across one quarter. The fiscal year 2024 ends on March 31, 2024, with profits expected to land between $5.45 billion to $5.55 billion.
As outlooks go, it’s a healthy one. Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online were singled out as two of the biggest profit drivers, including strong sales of NBA 2K23. Other contributors include Empires & Puzzles, Toon Blast, and Words with Friends.
Next year, the company are anticipating “big launches” with Star Wars Hunters and Top Troops from Zynga, with 52 titles expected to debut “through fiscal 2026”.
“We had a strong start to the fiscal year and achieved net bookings of $1.2 billion, which was at the high end of our expectations,” Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick explained. “Our performance was led by our catalog of iconic, industry-leading intellectual properties, which continues to resonate with our player communities worldwide.”
Almost a year to the day, Rockstar confirmed GTA V had sold 170 million units, proving how popularity the crime title is, even now a decade on.