This week, Take-Two Interactive released its fourth quarter and full year results, showing significant annual growth, and a stronger bottom line for the full year.
Though the focus of the fiscal 2019 report was Red Dead Redemption 2, the final results for the year may say more about Grand Theft Auto V and the NBA 2K series.
The expectation was that Red Dead Redemption 2 would almost single-handedly drive the company’s profits as the game has sold an impressive 24 million units worldwide. Take-Two’s report surprisingly showed that, toward the end of the year, Red Dead Redemption 2’s sales had slowed, whereas Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K continued to command sales, thus driving Take-Two’s financial results.
Furthermore, new evidence has emerged pointing to a Red Dead Redemption 2 port for PC. Two employees’s LinkedIn accounts suggested that they worked on the highly acclaimed project’s supposed port.
Beyond Red Dead Redemption 2, Take-Two also credited NBA 2K and better-than-expected sales for Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V. NBA 2K19 has sold more than 9 million copies matching the figures of NBA 2K18 by the same time last year. However, most of this consumer spending for the franchise occurred in the last quarter – up 79 percent.