The release of Grand Auto V to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC is one of the most highly anticipated for the fall. Take-Two Interactive failed to give a release date during a financial earnings call on Tuesday, but did share some information about how well GTA V has sold on the PS3 and Xbox 360 so far, plus an idea of what kind of DLC we might see this year.
“Grand Theft Auto V delivered the most successful launch in the history of entertainment, achieving $1 billion in retail sales in only 3 days,” Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said on the call as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. “Nearly a year later, the title continues to attract new audiences in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with worldwide selling now surpassing 34 million units.”
That’s an increase of one million units from what Take-Two reported for GTA V during the last quarter, exhibiting its staying power and potential for more sales this fall. Additionally, the game is the single largest contributor to the company’s online revenue. That’s notable because 64 percent of Take-Two’s for the quarter came from online purchases, up from 51 percent the same quarter last year, and the company pointed out that the game was the primary reason it brought in $151.6 million for the quarter when it only expected $135 million on the high end.
Take-Two President Karl Slatoff confirmed that GTA V will release this fall for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. He also confirmed previously announced features like the ability to transfer GTA Online characters from the last-gen consoles to any of the new platforms and promised that all content will remain the same for each.
Slatoff also stated, “Rockstar Games will continue to explore both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online with new offerings throughout the year, including regular content drops and limited time event updates.”
During the Q&A session, CFO Lainie Goldstein stated that there’s currently nothing to announce for paid DLC for GTA V but, “There may be some free downloadable content that’s given out there in the year.”
Take-Two declined to offer any details for GTA V DLC, preferring to let Rockstar Games make those announcements when it feels the time is right.
The release of paid DLC for GTA V is just as anticipated as the PS4, Xbox One, and PC releases. Community members around the title have been digging into the code to reveal possible additions like a single-player zombies mode, assassination missions, casinos and more. Whether these end up as free or paid DLC remains just as much in the air as its release.
What do you think of the GTA V sales? How much higher will go when its released to three new platforms?
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