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Grand Theft Auto 5 sales cross 140 million copies sold, per Take-Two Q3 2021 financial results

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What you need to know

  • Take-Two Interactive shared its Q3 2021 financial results.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 has now sold over 140 million copies.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 36 million copies.

Take-Two Interactive reported its Q3 2021 financial results today, with net revenue at $860.9 million, down from $930.1 million in Q3 2020, year-over-year. Highlighting its titles is the ongoing juggernaut of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V, which has crossed 140 million copies sold, up from 135 million copies sold in Q1 2021.

CEO Strauss Zelnick noted that Grand Theft Auto 5 sold more copies in 2020 than any other year except in its release year of 2013. A current-generation version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is still slated to arrive for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5 sometime in the second half of 2021. Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 was also confirmed to have sold over 36 million copies so far.

Speaking on the merger between Embracer Group and Gearbox Software, Take-Two Interactive stated that its publishing relationship for the Borderlands franchise will continue.

NBA 2K21 has sold over 8 million copies, up from 5 million in the past quarter. For more on the company's recent earnings, you can take a look at Take-Two Interactive's Q2 2021 financial results.

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5 Comments
  • I wonder how many of those people bought it 2 or 3 times for various platforms, or was given it for free on Epic games. I am personally responsible for 4 of those copies, but it is an amazing game (despite the hackers).
  • I have to imagine that number is high, over 30% of current owners if I had to place a bet. What makes that extra-interesting is how many of those current owners will then buy it again when the Xbox Series/PS5 versions are released. I'm willing to be it is (again) pretty high.
  • If only there was a way for them to enhance this game for the current gen consoles at no extra charge, instead of shafting everyone that has already purchased this game last gen, by charging full price for an updated version. Oh, wait.......
  • This... game... wont... die....
  • I still play GTA and Red Dead all the time. Really fun games and you never run out of stuff to discover.