During Take-Two Interactive’s Q2 2023 quarterly earnings presentation, CEO Strauss Zelnick discussed the success of Rockstar Games’ titles over the past three months. From GTA V to Red Dead 2 and the GTA 6 leak, we go over all of his statements.
Grand Theft Auto V sales slow down
Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto V sold over 170 million copies, up from the “nearly 170m” in August which suggests it has slowed down in the last few months. Grand Theft Auto V normally sells an average of 5 Million every month. Having said that, the total sales of the Grand Theft Auto series is now at over 385 million copies worldwide.
However, Strauss Zelnick said the GTA V “exceeded expectations” for Take-Two in the past 3 months. The Criminal Enterprises DLC has been a success for them. He also said the GTA Online subscription service, GTA+, “continues to grow its member base” and GTA Online “will continue to receive major content updates and seasonal events”.
Regarding the GTA 6 leak…
Zelnick was asked about the huge GTA 6 leak, he said “it was terrible unfortunate, disappointing. No evidence material assets were taken.” He also added it “won’t have any influence on development” which is good to hear.
Red Dead Redemption 2 hits 46m copies sold
Red Dead Redemption 2 sold an extra million copies in the last 3 months, which is the same as the last quarter. This means Red Dead Redemption 2 has now sold over 46 million copies worldwide. In total the Red Dead Series has now sold over 70 Million copies.
As for Red Dead Online, more players were active in the game in the past quarter than the same quarter last year.
GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition mobile version in limbo
Another quarter has passed and no more information on the mobile version of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition. Take-Two’s investor reports state the release is “TBA”, to be announced.
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