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Published May 19, 2015

Take-Two Interactive announced that “Rockstar Games – Grand Theft Auto 5” – has shipped over 52 million copies. They’ve also teased that a new 2K made Triple A franchise will be announced during this upcoming E3 Games Conference.

The 52 million number is the total copies sent to retailers across all five major platforms since release. That includes PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. This announcement was apart of a fiscal earnings call to investors summing up their activities after the fiscal year ended March 31st of this year.

Grand Theft Auto 5 was hovering around 45 million shipped to retailers, but that was before the April 14th launch of the game on PC. The PC release had Take-Two ship an additional 7 million copies worldwide, bringing it up to the 52 million shipped number. Take-two has also stated that these numbers are growing, and the sell-through rate of the copies shipped is very high.

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Take-two also shared the Fiscal Numbers for their other franchises as well. NBA 2k15 shipped over 7 million units, WWE2k15 shipped over 3 million unites, and Evolve shipped 2.5 million units. Their other superstar franchise, Borderlands, has reached a franchise high 25 million shipped amongst all titles in the franchise.

So here’s the money breakdown:

Fiscal Fourth Quarter:

  • Revenue: $427.7 million, up from $233.2 million
    Profit: $54.3 million, up from $21.5 million
    Revenue from digitally delivered content: $202.5 million, up 66 percent
    Revenue from virtual currency, DLC, and online games: Rose 47 percent
    Catalog sales: $78.3 million
    Largest revenue contributors: Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online (GTA V’s multiplayer mode, which offers microtransactions), Evolve, NBA 2K15, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Fiscal Year 2015:

  • Revenue: $1.669 billion, down from $2.414 billion
    Profit: $219.2 million, compared to $510.7 million
    Revenue from digitally delivered content: $616 million, up 42 percent
    Revenue from virtual currency, DLC, and online games: Rose 45 percent
    Largest revenue contributors: Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online, NBA 2K15, WWE 2K15, Evolve, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

The CEO of Take-Two – Strauss Zelnick – summed up the call by stating: “Our strong fourth quarter revenues and better-than-expected Non-GAAP profits marked an outstanding close to one of our Company’s best years ever. During fiscal 2015, we seamlessly launched five triple-A titles for the holiday season led by Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K15; added an exciting new franchise with the successful release of Evolve; and achieved record digitally-delivered revenue, including our highest-ever revenues from recurrent consumer spending. Our business generated significant cash flow and, as a result, we ended the fiscal year with $1.1 billion in cash and short-term investments.”

So, what game do you think Take-Two is going to announce at E3, and do you own a copy of Grand Theft Auto 5?

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