Take-Two Interactive has released its latest earnings report for the quarter ending September 30, 2022 and in the [...]
The Grand Theft Auto series is the best-selling franchise by Take-Two with over 385 million units sold-in and is "one of the most successful, iconic and critically acclaimed brands in all of entertainment," according to Take-Two.
Grand Theft Auto V has sold-in over 170 million units and is the best-selling game of the past 10 years in the US, based on both unit and dollar sales. It also "reached $1 billion in retail sales faster than any entertainment release in history."
The Red Dead Redemption series with only two releases have sold-in over 70 million units worldwide. Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold-in over 46 million units and is the second best-selling title in the US over the past five years based on dollar sales.
The NBA 2K series has sold-in over 130 million units worldwide and is the best-selling basketball simulation IP in the US based on dollar and unit sales.
The Borderlands series has sold-in over 77 million units worldwide, which is up from 75 million in the previous quarter. Sales reported for Borderlands 2 has sold-in over 27 million, while Borderlands 3 has sold-in over 16 million units.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is an "all-new, fantasy-fueled offering that has taken our partnership with Gearbox Software to new creative heights." It is "viewed as best new franchise from 2K in several years."
Sid Meier’s Civilization series has sold-in over 63 million units, which is up from 62 million in the previous quarter. The BioShock series has sold-in nearly 41 million units, which is up from 39 million units.
- GTA V: 170 million Copies (franchise is 385 million)
- RDR2: 46 million Copies
- Borderlands 2: 27 million Copies
- Borderlands 3: 16 million Copies
- Bioshock Franchise is at 41 million Copies sold
- Civilization Franchise is at 63 million Copies sold
- NBA 2K Franchise is at 130 million Copies sold.
Somehow Take-Two managed to have financial issues despite these sales. These are huge for a company to have, enormous.
GTA V's 170 million copies taken off leaves 215 million for the rest of the franchise. That's about 20M off from GTA V selling half the franchises LTD. GTA V sales are finally slowing down however, and I doubt it can get to 190-192, however we may never see such a phenomenon again, especially for a rated M game worldwide. GTA 6 will probably do well just because it's GTA, but it won't sell like this.
NBA 2K basically has a monopoly on basketball games after EA's repeated failures. NBA is also open to new comers so 2K accomplished this without using EA's Madden tactics.
Civilization needs to be better treated, 63 million for the franchise is good but it's not being handle the way it was for the first several entries were it was a major gaming event. I think that franchise should be over 100 million by now.
Good to see Borderland and Bioshock still selling well.
No numbers for Tiny Tina is telling. Take Two must not have felt they were worth discussing.