Grand Theft Auto V is continually one of the best-selling games each month in the United States and United Kingdom nearly five years after its initial launch in 2013. During an investors call today, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced just how many copies the game has sold worldwide; a whopping 90 million (via VentureBeat).
This number includes copies sold-in to retailers and sold-through digitally worldwide. This easily makes Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two’s biggest property. The company also revealed that GTA V was the 3rd best-selling game in the United States in 2017 in terms of copies and was 6th in terms of revenue according to The NPD Group. Take-Two even noted the game’s “unparalleled longevity” because of GTA Online.
“Our stellar results were highlighted by record recurrent consumer spending on both Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K18, robust ongoing sales of Grand Theft Auto V, and the successful launch of WWE 2K18,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.
Take-Two noted that recurrent consumer spending grew 44% year-over-year for the company. With Red Dead Redemption 2 on the horizon despite a delay, the publisher expects to generate $2.5 billion in revenues and $700 million in net cash.
Overall, Take-Two Interactive reported a net revenue of $480.8 million for Q3 FY18, and digitally-delivered net revenue grew 8% to $258.4 million.
Aside from Red Dead Redemption, another “highly anticipated new title” from one of 2K’s major franchises is set to help boost the company’s fiscal 2019 year. Speculation points to either BioShock or Borderlands 3, the latter of which has been in development for a few years over at Gearbox Software.