Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games held its Q3 2021 earnings conference yesterday evening. A lot of interesting bits of information was shared with investors including an update on the Grand Theft Auto V sales and more.
Grand Theft Auto V – Updated Sale Figure & Sold More in 2020 Than Any Other Year
Take-Two Interactive announced during the investor call that Grand Theft Auto V, one of Take-Two’s biggest hits has sold over 140,000,000 copies worldwide. The company also states the game has sold more in 2020 than any other year, apart from the game’s original launch in 2013.
Take-Two also gives a small an update on the next-generation versions of the game set to launch for Xbox Series X and PS5. The company says Rockstar will share details in the “in the coming months” and the re-release of the game is still on schedule to release in the second half of 2021.
Red Dead Redemption 2 & Red Dead Online – Updated Sale Figure & More
Red Dead Redemption 2 is still selling incredibly well. Even after two years of launch. Take-Two announces the game has sold over 36,000,000 million copies. An additional 2 million units of the game were sold in the last fiscal quarter.
Red Dead Online reached new heights and there were more players, including more new players in the month of December than in any other month since its beta launch in 2018. In addition, Red Dead Online grew its audience and had more overall players in calendar 2020 than 2019Take-Two
Take-Two also states Red Dead Online reached more players in 2020 than 2019 alone. The audience continues to grow even further with the release of Red Dead Online standalone edition in December 2020.
The earnings report from Take-Two says Red Dead Online (and GTA Online) were one of the largest contributors to the net bookings. Take-Two also confirms new content updates for Red Dead Online is planned ahead for the year, as well as GTA Online.
Single Player Games Are Not Going Anywhere
Take-Two will not be putting single-player games to an end so you don’t have to worry about future GTA or future Rockstar titles not having a single-player campaign. Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of the company has stated he does not believe single-player games are dead. Take-Two studios will continue to produce single-player games.
There was a — I think there was an argument just a couple of years ago not around here, not in this shop but in some of our competitors’ offices that single player is dead, that it’s all about multiplayer. We didn’t believe that. I said specifically and publicly that we didn’t believe that. Our labels don’t believe that, and we deliver an array of experiences that range from hyper-casual mobile to the most complex, the most robust single-player, and multiplayer player experiences.Strauss Zelnick, Chief Executive Officer