Today Take-Two Interactive Software announced new shipments figures for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V during its quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts.
We learn that Rockstar’s latest western game has now shipped over 32 million units.
On the other hand, the apparently unstoppable Grand Theft Auto V, ever-supported by the popular and still-growing Grand Theft Auto Online has now shipped nearly 135 million units.
Recurrent consumer spending In Gran Theft Auto Online grew 155% year-on-year.
The previous update was three months ago when the two games were respectively at 31 and 130 million units shipped.
CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed once again that both Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online will be supported throughout the fiscal year.
Grand Theft Auto V’s spike was helped by the period in which it was free on the Epic Games Store. Considering that Epic Games’ storefront basically imploded at the beginning of the promotion, it’s obvious this was rather successful, likely also creating a lot of new customers for Grand Theft Auto Online’s microtransactions.
We also hear that the free release did not hurt paid sales, as the game still sold more during the quarter than it did in any previous first-quarter since launch.
Incidentally, we know that the game will be released on PS5 and Xbox Series X next year, which means that no one is stopping this train.
If you’d like to know why Red Dead Redemption 2 is so well-loved by the fans, you can check out our review.
If you’re interested in Take-Two Interactive Software’s financial performance, you can read our dedicated article from earlier today.