Publisher Take-Two Interactive has announced another milestone for Grand Theft Auto V with 170 million units sold, while Red Dead Redemption has hit the 70 million mark.
During Take-Two’s quarterly earnings call, the company’s investor presentation revealed sales numbers for both series. As a franchise, Grand Theft Auto has sold more than 385 million units, with 170 million of those attributed to GTA 5.
As pointed out by @DomsPlaying on Twitter, that’s a smaller jump from the “nearly 170 million” mentioned in Take-Two’s last earnings report. In that same report, GTA 5 sold around 5 million copies in a single quarter. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Take-Two executive VP of finance Hannah Sage noted the company only updates GTA 5’s sales in increments of 5 million.
As for Red Dead Redemption, sales are up by another 2 million units since the publisher’s last earnings call. The franchise, which includes both Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, has sold 70 million units worldwide.
Back in August, Take-Two had an optimistic outlook on its mobile future after the Zynga acquisition. However, Barrons highlights that the financial forecast took a dip, with cuts for the fiscal year outlook attributed to a weakened global economy and reduced mobile spending.
Regardless, both Rockstar Games’ series have crushed industry records for years now. GTA 5 made $1 billion in retail sales faster than any other entertainment release in history, a feat it achieved in only three days. And despite being a decade old, the developer is still pushing out next-gen patches for its open-world heists.
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