'GTA 5' Sold 70 Million Copies, Take-Two Announced In Q2 Results

Rumors of GTA Online getting massive DLC expansions have popped up online
Rumors of GTA Online getting massive DLC expansions have popped up online Rockstar

Rockstar Games and 2K Games produced major hitters over the last few years and possibly for many years to come, if the latest fiscal Q2 2017 reports are any indication. According to the fiscal reports, ending Sept. 20, umbrella Take-Two Interactive reported that GTA 5 has sold 70 million copies, up from 65 million last reported in May, all while GTA Online is still growing. Additionally, Mafia III shipped 4.5 million copies in its first week.

Thanks in large part to GTA 5 and GTA Online’s continued success, Take-Two Interactive yielded a net revenue of $420.2 million, a 21 percent growth from $347 million the same period last year. Take-Two’s leading performers include GTA 5, GTA Online, XCOM 2, NBA 2K16 and BioShock: The Collection.

Digital downloads for the year exploded from $202.4 million last year to $230.8 million this year, a staggering 14 percent jump.. Take-Two calls DLC, virtual currency and online game revenue “recurrent consumer spending,” which accounted for 31 percent of total revenue while 56 percent is digital revenue. GTA 5, GTA Online and NBA 2K16 were the main drivers of the digital download figures.

Compared to this time last year, physical retail copies and digital downloads have grown 28 percent, from $353 million to $452.8 million. NBA 2K17, NBA 2K16, GTA V, GTA Online, BioShock: The Collection and XCOM 2 contribute to the total numbers.

Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two CEO said in a prepared statement, “GTA Online, which came out more than three years ago, continues to see year-over-year growth in bookings.”

With Rockstar releasing a consistent amount of DLCs, new and extra content continues to support the growth of GTA Online. The most recent DLC is the Bikers and Halloween update to GTA Online.

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