Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way first: Take Two’s financials from Q1 2010. Revenue was up to $163.2M over $149.4M from Q1 2009 with losses down from $53.8M to $33.8M. The company attributes the increased revenue to strong sales in Borderlands, NBA 2K10, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and Carnival Games.
Some Take Two Milestones for this quarter that may be of interest to you, the wonderful gamer and consumerist you are:
+ Bioshock 2 has shipped over 3 million units to date. Bioshock 1 has sold over 4 million units. The Bioshock franchise has now sold 7 million units.
+ Borderlands has sold over 2 million units.
+ NBA 2K10 has shipped over 2 million units.
+ Grand Theft Auto IV has sold over 15 million units.
Now we get some solid release dates from Take Two!
+ Red Dead Redemption has been pushed back to May 18 (North America) and May 21 (International) release dates.
+ Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will hit Games for Windows Live on March 30.
+ L.A. Noire, Mafia II, and Max Payne 3 are all on track for a Q4 2010 release
On Borderlands: CEO Ben Feder says that they will continue to support Borderlands with more digital content.
If more news drifts out from the financial conference call, the Newshounds will update this post.
Please note that Mad Moxxi from Borderlands is now in a relationship with dropK1CK ninJA
. This wasn’t announced during the Take Two press release, but it was implied. You have to read between the lines.