Take-Two Interactive has now shipped more than 45 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V since it was released in September, 2013. Of those, 10 million have been for new-gen consoles.
The figure was announced in Take-Two's latest quarterly financial report. The company reconfirmed that Heists would added to the game early this year as a free update on all platforms.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that Grand Theft Auto V Online continues to exceed projections. He said in-game currency sales had risen 23 percent year-on-year.
NBA 2K15 and Civilization: Beyond Earth were also highlights for the company. NBA has shipped 5.5 million, and Civ: BE has shipped 29 million.
Unsurprisingly, Take-Two's year-on-year net income slumped dramatically, from US$58 million to US$40 million. Last year's numbers were of course buoyed by the blockbuster release of Grand Theft Auto V.
“Take-Two’s positive momentum was demonstrated once again, as we delivered exceedingly strong third quarter revenues and profits, and finished the quarter with nearly US$1 billion in cash and short term investments,” said Zelnick. “We successfully launched one of the most diverse holiday lineups in the company’s history and we also generated substantial growth in digitally-delivered revenue.”
“We also generated substantial growth in digitally-delivered revenue, including through our ongoing focus on offerings that drive recurrent consumer spending.”
“Looking ahead, we expect that our fourth quarter will provide a strong finish to fiscal 2015, anchored by the launches of Evolve and Grand Theft Auto V for PC, along with an array of other offerings.”