Take-Two has told us how they have been accounts in the last quarter, something that possibly matter to a few people, but the producer has shared some data on sales of video games that help us understand a phenomenon like GTA, and more specifically the success of Grand Theft Auto V.
The title has recorded impressive sales since it first appeared in September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360: 75 million units. The fact of being a multiplatform title has helped him reach this point, a couple of years later I saw run on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Should be specified between sold and distributed units, but that is a rather complicated operation From our position, and we do not think it will subtract one success from GTA.
If we go to the list of best - selling games in history, to the section that includes those who may have appeared on various platforms, there are the Grand Theft Auto V as the fourth title. Being the most modern of those competing with him on this particular list.
In the first position is Tetris, which without the countless pirated versions that exist in the world of video games, recorded sales of 495 million units since it was released in 1984. More modern in time, and still alive, we have to Minecraft, which since 2011 has collected 108 million units sold.
The third title belongs to Nintendo and came with the successful Wii, hence it had so many people. We talk about Wii Sports, born in 2006, with almost 83 million units sold.
A successful family
What is really impressive is that Take-Two can not only boast of GTA V, if we look at the rest of the family of games created under the same franchise, few can say they have not been successful: San Andreas reached 27.5 million in sales, GTA IV 25 million, Vice City about 20 million, and the oldest GTA III spent the 17 million units sold.
Among the latest results we presented also tell us that other securities market have worked well: we have Mafia III with more than 5 million units sold, or Civilization VI, which already passed the million and a half. The 'Civilization' are already close to reaching the 40 million titles since the franchise was released in 1991.
Special mention has basketball game NBA 2K17, which has managed to market 7 million copies, is a 10% increase over the corresponding 2016 title.
Without wanting to be very heavy with the accounts it is necessary to say that in Take-Two have been entered 476,5 million dollars, that is 15% more than the previous year. 240 million come from digital platforms. There were losses of 30 million dollars in the quarter.