Don’t say you didn’t see this coming, GTA 5, the game that made it to the Guinness World Records for half a dozen entries, shattered the fastest grossing entertainment project’s record and bagged more than $1B in the first three days has so far sold more than 29 million copies.
The financial report of Take Two Entertainment for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 has revealed a non GAAP profit of $1.27billion for the quarter. The majority of this is obviously attributed to Grand Theft Auto 5 and its online iteration.
The report, as posted on Take 2 Games’ official website claimed that the game has sold-in nearly 29 million units of the game.
The term sold in does not represent the number of games that have been sold to the customers by retailers though; on the contrary it is the number of units shipped to retailers by the publisher.
It is still to be confirmed how many of them have actually been sold out to the public.
Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two said: “During the fiscal second quarter, we delivered record Non-GAAP results driven by the unprecedented success of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V.”
The title received stellar reviews, shattered entertainment industry records, and has already sold-in nearly 29 million units to date. The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers’ enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment.
Take Two Games also boasted that Grand Theft Auto 5 sales figure has exceeded the number of units sold by its predecessor, Grand theft Auto 4, in its whole lifespan.
The title received extraordinary reviews, including over 160 perfect scores worldwide, and already has sold-in nearly 29 million units, exceeding the lifetime sell-in of Grand Theft Auto IV on console in less than six weeks after launch.
All the Grand Theft Auto 5 owners were given a free copy of Grand Theft Auto Online upon release, do you have yours?