Take-Two Interactive has presented in the early hours of this Thursday the financial results corresponding to the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 (Q2 / FY2022). The North American company has revealed to its investors that Grand Theft Auto V has exceeded 155 million units sold all over the world; 5 million more than last quarter. The North American giant registers turnover figures of 858.2 million dollars in the last three months; a growth of 2% compared to a year ago. Red Dead Redemption 2, meanwhile, reaches the 39 million units sold (a million more than three months ago).
Grand Theft Auto V breaks records and maintains a stable distribution: 5 million per quarter
Until last March 31 (Q4 / FY2021), at the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2021, we were talking about 145 million units sold; while until June 30, once the second quarter (Q1 / FY2022) ended, the figure exceeded 150 million copies shipped. Therefore, more than 15 million units of GTA 5 were sold in calendar year 2021. We are talking about a video game with eight years behind it. In the following graph you can see the annual evolution of distribution declared by Take-Two in its financial reports.
At an economic level, the video game has generated more than 6,000 million dollars since its launch in September 2013 on PS3 and Xbox 360; later it came to PS4, Xbox and PC. There are no precedents. Determining whether or not this phenomenon is unrepeatable is something that, surely, cannot be estimated at this time. What does seem clear is that an eventual GTA 6 it does not generate much rush in the offices of Strauss Zelnick, CEO, and the rest of the leadership.
Next March, GTA 5 will be released in its improved version for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, initially scheduled for this November. This distribution will guarantee as many millions of copies during the 2022/23 financial year.
Fuente | Take-Two Interactive (Q2/FY2022)