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GTAV Sales Top 135 Million, RDR 2 Sales Top 34 Million, NBA 2K21 Sales Top 5 Million

GTAV Sales Top 135 Million, RDR 2 Sales Top 34 Million, NBA 2K21 Sales Top 5 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2020 / 1,541 Views

Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games in their latest financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2020, announced Grand Theft Auto V has sold-in over 135 million units worldwide, while Grand Theft Auto Online had its best second quarter ever in-terms of active players.

Take-Two also announced Red Dead Redemption 2 sales have topped 34 million units, NBA 2K21 sales are over 5 million units The Outer Worlds sales are over 3 million units, Mafia Trilogy and Definitive Edition have sold over a combined 2 million units, and PGA Tour 2K21 has sold over 1 million units.

To compare the original Red Dead Redemption sold around 15 million units before the launch of the sequel. Net bookings for Red Dead Redemption Online were up 96 percent year-over-year in the quarter. 

NBA 2K21 is performing better than NBA 2K20, with in-game purchases up 74 percent year-over-year and this is before the release of the next-generation version alongside the Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5 next week.

The Outer Worlds saw a boost in sales thanks to the release of the Nintendo Switch version. 

GTAV Sales Top 130 Million, RDR 2 Sales Top 31 Million, Borderlands 3 Sales Top 10 Million

Take-Two announced net revenue for the quarter ending September 30 was down two percent to $841.1 million and net booking was up less than one percent to $957.5 million.

"Remarkably enough, it's had no impact," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told GamesIndustry on the delayed release of NBA 2K21. "The title's just crushing it. NBA 2K20 also continued to perform, so it's been great. The series is just doing fantastically well."

"Very much across the board we're seeing exceptionally high engagement," Zelnick added. "We haven't seen anything return to pre-pandemic levels or even seen the growth rate decline, frankly. It doesn't mean we won't... If anything, we're expecting that we'll see some softening. But we haven't seen it yet."

Zelnick discussed the plans for optimizing existing games to take advantage of the next-generation consoles. 

"We have found that we've been able to take beloved games from our core franchises and bring them to new generations very successfully, but that's because the games have always looked better, different, we add content," Zelnick said. "It isn't what one thinks of when you think of a port. We don't port titles. We up-res them, we upgrade them, we update them."

Take-Two increased its forecast for the full fiscal year. Net revenue forecast has been increased from a range of $2.8 billion to $2.9 billion up to $3.05 billion to $3.15 billion. Net income is now expected to be in the range of $372 million to $403 million.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments
gtotheunit91 (on 05 November 2020)

God, I'm so tired of hearing NBA 2K being financially successful. The way it's worded, they're more impressed how much money they're getting out of players. GTA V is a bigger than meme than Skyrim now lol but they can't complain with that many sales!

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Ka-pi96 (on 05 November 2020)

Kind of happy about the sales of GTA V. But also massively disappointed. Where's the DLC? There hasn't been a single thing added to the game in 7 years. It's all about that crappy GTA Online stuff these days.

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Summerset (on 06 November 2020)

I think The Outer World was overhyped, but i liked it quite a bit and i'm glad it sold well enough.

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GoOnKid (on 06 November 2020)

At this point I can't help myself wondering if there are people who buy copies of GTA V on a regular basis.

  • Hey man, what's up?
  • Not much, just chilling a bit, you know, hanging out, buing a copy of GTA V, yeah, nothing special. Just like every thursday, man.
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Eric2048 (on 05 November 2020)

I guess GTA V won't be slowing down until GTA VI get's announced...

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KLAMarine (on 05 November 2020)

Predicting ps5/x1x ports

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Ezio2048 (on 05 November 2020)

The tweet that you are referring clearly says RDR2 sales at 35 million. Then why are you posting it as 34 million in your article?

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Machina Ezio2048 (on 06 November 2020)

Zhuge made a mistake in his Tweet with RDR2 I think.

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