Take Two: GTA V Sells Almost 29m Copies, Ten Unique Titles in Development
Written Tuesday, October 29, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Grand Theft Auto V has sold nearly 29 million copies, Take Two announced during its FYQ2 2014 financial results.
That means latest release in the open world crime series has therefore outstripped the lifetime sales of its predecessor GTA IV in just six weeks since September 17th.
"We believe Grand Theft Auto V is the fastest-selling entertainment release in history," said Take-Two, pointing not only to the game’s $800 million haul within the first 24 hours, but also to the fact that it smashed the $1 billion barrier within three days on sale.
In addition to this, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick also announced that the company has "more than ten unique titles planned for next-generation consoles".
"Take-Two has an extensive development pipeline of groundbreaking new intellectual properties and exciting titles from our proven franchises, along with digitally-delivered offerings to complement our core business," said Zelnick.
"We currently have more than ten unique titles planned for next-generation consoles, including multiple releases slated for fiscal 2015," he added.
Annual releases for WWE and NBA 2K are expected, but beyond that we don’t know what Take Two is cooking up. However, with quality studios responsible for creating series like Borderlands, BioShock and Red Dead Redemption under its umbrella, the future’s bright for the publisher.