All news relating to Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto Online, and Red Dead Online that was released during the earnings call can be found in this article
Recurrent Consumer spending – more commonly referred to as “micro-transactions” – accounted for 24% of the net revenue for that quarter, up 31% in total, a new record.
Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online
Red Dead Redemption 2 sold an additional 6 million copies since its last earnings report in November, bringing the total figure of units sold to over 23 million copies worldwide; of these copies, 18% were Special and Ultimate Editions. This has made the title the best selling game of 2018. Following this, Take-Two has confirmed that Rockstar Games will continue is support for Red Dead Online, including releasing new updates, for the foreseeable future.
Red Dead Online’s opening performance exceeded expectations and has surpassed what Grand Theft Auto Online was able to muster after launch – noticeably absent of launch day hiccups to boot. This ‘head start’ of sorts allowed Red Dead Online to gain more early traction compared to GTA Online’s early days.
Also in December 2018, the combined users of GTA Online and Red Dead Online set a brand new record for Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Take-Two Interactive haven’t updated us on the sales figure for Grand Theft Auto V so as far as we know, it is still around 100 million copies worldwide. Take-Two Interactive also confirmed that Rockstar Games will still be releasing new updates for Grand Theft Auto Online. Nothing else was really revealed besides the fact that micro-transactions in GTA Online have been a stable source of revenue.