During the Take-Two third quarterly fiscal report, the company’s flagship game GTA V remained at the top of the chart having sold over 140 million units. Other than that, GTA Online, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, NBA 2K20, NBA 2K21, Social Point’s mobile offerings, Borderlands 3, Mafia Definitive Editions and the Mafia Trilogy, the WWE series and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI were some of the largest contributors.
“Due to an incredibly strong holiday season, coupled with our ability to provide consistently the highest quality entertainment experiences, especially as many individuals continue to shelter at home, Take-Two delivered operating results that significantly exceeded our expectations,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “The outperformance of Grand Theft Auto Online, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K, the Mafia: Definitive Editions and Mafia: Trilogy, and Red Dead Redemption 2 reflects our development teams’ boundless passion, creativity, and commitment to captivate and engage audiences.”
“As a result of our better-than-expected third quarter operating results and increased forecast for the remainder of the year, we are once again raising our fiscal year 2021 outlook, and we expect to achieve record Net Bookings of $3.37 billion to $3.42 billion.”
“Take-Two is exceedingly well-positioned to capitalize further on the positive trends of our industry and to pursue our core mission to become the most innovative, creative, and efficient entertainment company in the world. By scaling our business further through a highly disciplined approach to both organic and inorganic growth opportunities, having the willingness to explore and experiment with new markets and business models, and investing prudently to enhance our global infrastructure and resources, Take-Two remains poised to generate growth and margin expansion over the long-term.”
When asked about whether the company was considering to remaster it’s older games in the GTA franchise by an analyst, who suggested that a significant number of players might not have played the previous GTA games, during the Q&A session, reports VGC, Take-Two CEO Zelnick replied, “It’s a great and encouraging question. I’m kind of inclined to leave it more as a statement than a question and any update on our release schedule will come from Rockstar Games.”
Zelnick also put the sales figures at 36 million copies for Red Dead Redemption 2 and 8 million copies for NBA 2K21 adding that it’s subsidiary Private Division will be releasing their new The Outer World DLC titled Murder on Eridanos before April of this yea