Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to be a huge seller for Take Two Interactive. In its second quarter report for fiscal year 2021 (encompassing the three months ending September 30th), the company revealed that the 2013 title has sold 135 million copies in its lifetime. By comparison, Red Dead Redemption 2 launched in 2018 and has sold 34 million copies till date.
Overall revenue for the quarter is $841.1 million, dropping 2 percent compared to the same period last year. However, recurrent consumer spending (including DLC, microtransactions, Virtual Currency and so on) is up 56 percent and accounts for 59 percent of net revenue. Overall digital revenue hit $711.3 million and encompasses 85 percent of total revenue. NBA 2K20, NBA 2K21, Grand Theft Auto Online and many more were cited as the main contributors to revenue for this quarter.
Meanwhile, titles like The Outer Worlds – published by the Private Division label – managed to sell over three million copies since launch. The Mafia: Trilogy, which encompasses Definitive Editions for Mafia, Mafia 2 and Mafia 3, managed to sell two million copies. The company is looking to the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with Borderlands 3 and NBA 2K21 receiving next-gen versions at their launch.