It's the time of the year that publicly-owned publishers and developers reveal their earnings results for the previous year, and Take-Two is no exception. They've revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has nearly reached a milestone of 110 million sales, while fellow Rockstar title Red Dead Redemption 2 has reached 24 million sales. The publisher expects their success to continue this year as they reveal the upcoming content for their current games and the new titles they expect to release over the next financial year.
GTA V may well have released six years ago, but it still continues to exceed the publisher's expectations. As mentioned earlier, the game has reached lifetime sales of nearly 110 million units. Between this game and fellow Rockstar title Red Dead Redemption 2, the pair notched up nearly 90 million unique players in fiscal year 2019 alone. Both titles will continue to receive content updates throughout the year.
Speaking of Red Dead Redemption 2, its ongoing sales are described as "significant", especially now the title has reached 24 million sales. Of course, the game had a record breaking launch. The publisher expects the game's success to continue now that the online component has launched out of beta with a large spring update.
NBA 2K19 also continues to perform better than the publisher expected thanks to the amount of recurrent spending from players. In fact, recurrent spending grew by 79% in Q4, reaching a new record and becoming "the single largest contributor to that part of our business". The title has reached 9 million lifetime sales. The online community for the title continues strongly, dwarfing the performance of NBA 2K18. There has been a 13% increase in daily active users between the two titles, and players between them have played 20% more matches than they did in NBA 2K18.
So far the Borderlands franchise has shifted over 43 million units. Borderlands 2 alone has sold 20 million units and continues to attract more than 1 million unique players every month. With those successes under their belt, the publisher is now looking towards the future. Their biggest title promises to be Borderlands 3, launching on September 13th. In June at E3, the game will be appearing at their booth with a new content demo, as well as 100 stations available for players to get their hands on the title.
Their sports titles also play an important part in the future. There will be NBA 2K20 and WWE 2K20, both with "exciting new features and innovations". More details on these titles are promised "in the coming months". We will also see the release of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games and The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment this year. The latter title will also be appearing at E3, although it will only be shown off behind closed doors. As soon as we hear more about it, we'll be sure to let you know.
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