While Rockstar Games has delayed the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 but, GTA V still continues to do business for the developer despite being on the market for almost 4 years. Rockstar parent company revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has shipped 80 million units in its lifetime.
During the recent earning call, Take-Two revealed that GTA V has shipped 80 millions units for its lifetime which is up 5 million compared to the company’s previous earnings call in February where it was revealed that the game has shipped 75 million units. However, it is important to note that these units have been shipped to retailers and do not represent actual sales figure.
Also, the GTA V might be the reason why Take-Two’s share price went up which dropped 9% after the announcement of Red Dead redemption 2 delay. The 9% drop in the share price of Take-Two interactive was reported after financial markets closed that day. The stock price for the company dropped from $69.04 to $61.75.
However, the company has no issue with this at all and has said that the release window for Red Dead redemption 2 does not matter for it to be a successful title. Speaking during the Take-Two earnings call, Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick said that in order for Red Dead Redemption 2 to be successful the launch window does not matter saying “For a title like this, I don’t think the launch window really matters”.
Grand Theft Auto V is a third-person action adventure game developed by Rockstar Games for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.