Take-Two Interactive released its financial reports yesterday and gaming fans have been quick to scour the reports for information on their favorite series’. The latest reports from Take-Two Interactive did reveal some interesting information specifically delving into GTA and NBA 2K performance numbers as well as commenting on Red Dead Redemption Online and other games. Let’s take a look at some of the keynotes from Take-Two Interactives financial reports.
- NBA 2K21 exceeded expectations with approximately 2.1 million users playing the game daily
- Red Dead Online grew its audience with active players “increasing significantly”
- PGA Tour 2K21 also surpassed expectations, to continue this series’ momentum 2K has entered into an exclusive, long-term agreement with Tiger Woods who will serve as a consultant and executive producer of the game
- Grand Theft Auto V sold more copies in the calendar year 2020 than in any other year outside of the game’s launch year in 2013
- Participation in Grand Theft Auto Online reached all-time highs
- The report notes that Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 145 million units worldwide to date
To underline the overall importance of the GTA series to Take-Two Interactive this quote stood out from Page 8 of the report “Grand Theft Auto products contributed 29.2% of our net revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, and the five best-selling franchises (including Grand Theft Auto), which may change year over year, in the aggregate accounted for 84.1%”
Last Word On Gaming Viewpoint
When one considers how well the GTA series is performing for Take-Two is it any wonder that they’re in no hurry to release a Grand Theft Auto 6? The series is a massive revenue generator for them, especially GTA Online which is more in line with their aim of having recurrent consumer spending on their products.
As a wrestling fan the lack of details on the WWE2K offerings is very telling, the series gets the occasional mention as one of 2K’s sporting franchises but a lack of praise for the series indicates to me that sales for the series are either falling short of expectations or have barely met them. While there is no issue with the NBA 2K performance I wonder if the WWE partnership is worthwhile for the 2K studio.