Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, released their fiscal 2019 earnings call today and the company is showing no signs of slowing down.
That’s due to video games like Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K19, and Grand Theft Auto V pushing sales, and the latter reaching 110 million copies sold. A six-year-old video game pushing huge numbers is unheard of. For example, since November of last year, a whopping 10 million copies sold across all PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.
The only game to sell better is Minecraft which currently sits at 155 million copies sold. With the way things are going, we might even see GTAV surpass the Microsoft-owned property at some point. A big factor driving those sales is the ever-popular GTA Online, which is still pulling in massive amounts of income for the company. It is also likely one of the reasons why we’ve yet to see a sequel to Grand Theft Auto V because there’s still so much money to be made.
Also, during the earnings call today, Take-Two announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 sold 24 million copies since October. Red Dead Online, the online component is still in beta with a full launch expected later this year. We could likely see sales drive when the official launch takes off.