Take-Two Interactive has announced another milestone for Grand Theft Auto V with 170 million units soldwhile Red Dead Redemption has reached the 70 million mark.
During Take-Two’s quarterly earnings call, the company’s investor presentation revealed sales figures for both sagas. As a franchise, Grand Theft Auto has sold more than 385 million unitsof which 170 million are attributed to GTA V.
as pointed out @DomsPlaying on Twitter, it’s about a minor jump compared to the “almost 170 million” mentioned in Take-Two’s latest earnings report. In that same report, GTA V sold around 5 million copies in a single quarter. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Take-Two’s EVP of Finance Hannah Sage noted that the company only updates GTA V sales in 5 million increments.
As for Red Dead Redemption, sales are up another 2 million units since the publisher’s last earnings call. The franchise, which includes Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, has sold 70 million units worldwide.
In August, Take-Two had an optimistic outlook on its future in the mobile sector after the acquisition of Zynga. However, Barrons notes that financial forecasts have been lowered, with cuts in the fiscal year outlook attributed to a weak global economy and reduced mobile spending.
In any case, the two sagas of Rockstar Games have crushed industry records for years. GTA V achieved $1 billion in retail sales faster than any other entertainment release in history, a feat it accomplished in just three days. And despite being a decade old, the developer is still putting out next-gen updates for its open-world heists.