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Take-Two Interactive: "Top Console and Handheld Game Publisher of 2013"

Yesterday, Take-Two Interactive (who owns both 2k Games and Rockstar Games) released their financial results for the fiscal year 2014 ended March 31st, 2014.

It isn’t much of a question that Take-Two had an amazing year. After all, who could with a blockbuster title like Grand Theft Auto V heading their lineup?


For this past fiscal fourth quarter 2014, Take-Two reported a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net revenue of $195.2 million, compared to $299.5 million from the same quarter in 2013. While there was an approximate 33% decrease in revenue, it is worth noting that in that same quarter in 2013, Bioshock Infinite had been released, certainly supporting that figure.

For the fiscal year 2014, Take-Two reported a 94% increase in GAAP net revenue to a record-high $2.351 billion, as compared to $1.214 billion from the fiscal year 2013, a tremendous degree of growth.

Within, they make a very impressive claim that, since January 1st, 2014:

Take-Two was the top console and handheld video game publisher of 2013 in North America and Latin America.

This claim is based on dollar-value of retail sales, according to NPD data.

They proceed to further specify what exactly were the things that made them so successful:

Rockstar Games:

Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling console video game of 2013 in North America, Latin America and Europe combined. To date, Grand Theft Auto V has sold-in more than 33 million units.

Released several updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, including The Business Update, which provided a suite of new vehicles, weapons and character customizations; The High Life Update, featuring high-end properties, more new vehicles and an array of new Jobs; and The Valentine’s Day Massacre Special, which offered limited-edition 1920’s gangster-themed content.

Released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for select Android, Kindle and Windows Phone devices.

2K:

Released XCOM®: Enemy Unknown – The Complete Edition for PC and Mac, which includes the original 2012 Game of the Year award-winning title plus the critically acclaimed expansion, XCOM: Enemy Within, along with all of the released add-on content in one package.

Released Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition for PC, which includes the original 2010 Game of the Year award-winning strategy title plus the two critically-acclaimed expansion packs, Gods & Kings and Brave New World, and all of the released add-on content in one package.

Announced that Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, four-time NBA scoring champion, and recently crowned 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant, will make his solo cover debut on NBA 2K15, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise.*** NBA 2K15 is planned for launch on October 7, 2014 in North America and October 10, 2014 internationally on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth™, a new science fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise, is currently in development by Firaxis Games and is planned for release this fall for PC, Mac and Linux.

Announced that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel™, an all-new standalone Borderlands game set in between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, is currently in co-development by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia and is planned for launch this fall on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Announced that Evolve™ is planned for launch on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC in fall 2014. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, the renowned creators of Left 4 Dead, Evolve is an all-new shooter that blends cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences.

Since January 1st, 2014, Take-Two has released the following titles:

WWE 2K14: WWE Legends and Creations Pack (DLC, 2K)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Android, kindle, Windows Phone, Rockstar)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition (2K)
Borderlands 2 & Dishonored Bundle (2K)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & BioShock Infinite Bundle (2K)
Borderlands 2 Headhunter 4: Mad Moxxi Wedding Day Massacre (DLC, 2K)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown: The Complete Edition (2K)
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea — Episode 2 (DLC, 2K)
Borderlands 2 Headhunter 5: Sir Hamerlock Versus the Son of Crawmermax (DLC, 2K)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Android, 2K)

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