Take-Two has unveiled their financials for the year ending March 31, 2015 and have revealed some pretty impressive milestones
Take-Two is primarily the parent company of publishers such as Rockstar Games and 2K Games who as you probably know, are the publishers behind some of the most popular gaming franchises such as GTA V, Borderlands, and several 2K Sports video game series. The past year has been pretty good for Take-Two, though they posted a loss, sales of their titles are on a high, and they’ve been keen to reveal just how so.
Probably one of the biggest series owned by Take-Two is GTA V, a game which launched in 2013 and has since taken the world by storm launching not only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but relaunching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and finally PC. And though the game has only just crossed the 5 million sales mark here in the UK, Take-Two has revealed that overall, GTA V has shipped over 52 million copies. Blimey.
The numbers don’t stop there though, as Take-Two also revealed how well other game’s had done, namely their latest new IP, Evolve. Evolve launched in February this year, and has since sold 2.5 million copies, revealing that around 20 per cent of shipped copies were sold digitally too. Overall CEO Strauss Zelnick added that the demand for the game’s DLC had been strong despite people’s concerns, and that based on the success of Evolve, the game has become a “key long-term franchise for 2K.”
Borderlands is also doing well for itself, which is no surprise considering just months after the release of the Pre-Sequel, 2K Games announced the release of the Handsome Collection which packaged Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel together for the latest-generation of consoles. In total, Borderlands has sold 25 million units.
As for financials, Take-Two reported a loss, ass their full-year GAAP net revenue was $1.083 billion, down from $2.351 billion in fiscal year 2014, the reason is likely attributed to the 2014 release of Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.