Sale Red Dead Redemption 2 has exceeded expectations, and Red Dead Online started better GTA Online
Red Dead Redemption 2 celebrated a few bright records at launch, becoming, among other things, the largest selling entertainment product in its first weekend in the history of the industry. At a meeting with investors regarding the results of activities of Take-Two Interactive in the third quarter of 2019 financial year (1 October — 31 December 2018), the management of the publishing house said that the supply of games has surpassed the forecast. During the reporting period, the company
Total revenue for the three months totaled $1.57 billion, as calculated to us $1.4–1.45 billion. in addition, it is 140 % higher than the same period last year. The publisher reported $1,248 billion in net revenue at us $1.1–1.15 billion is expected (comparable quarter of 2018, she earned $480.8 million).
The main source of income was the Red Dead Redemption 2 (she wears the title of best-selling games of 2018 in the US), but Red Dead Online has also brought a large sum. At the moment, the online component shows a more impressive user engagement (engagement) than Grand Theft Auto Online in the same period of its life cycle.
According to the CEO of Take-Two of Strauss Zelnick (Strauss Zelnick), while beta Red Dead Online lives up to expectations of the company. Head also spoke about the new record: in December, the total number of active users Online, Red Dead and Grand Theft Auto Online has reached a certain significant level (the exact figure he did not disclose).
Thanks to the online component of Grand Theft Auto V held a good position in the sales charts for five years. For the first day has sold over 11 million copies of the game, and she still owns the title of the fastest entertainment product in history. In November of 2018 its total shipments exceeded 100 million copies. Zelnick says that he expects Western action same results, but, nevertheless, admits that very happy with the launch sales. For the first 15 days, it sold more copies of the second part than the original Red Dead Redemption in eight years. Simultaneously with the publication of the report action was the first large discount.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the main but not the only source of profit for Take-Two. In the third quarter, demand was high and NBA 2K19, which became the most sold sports game in 2018 in the United States and the third best seller on this site among the projects of all genres. The publisher expects that the basketball SIM will bypass their predecessors. Take-Two also noted “significantly better-than-expected” sales of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch. The company plans to continue to support a hybrid console.
If Electronic Arts in the digital segment was not doing well, Take-Two, on the contrary, has grown. Revenue from microtransactions and DLC sales increased by 31 %, and total digital sales rose 85 % (they amounted to $703,8 million), with expected growth of 70 %.
Against the background of these results, Take-Two raised its forecast for the entire fiscal year, which ends March 31. The company now expects to receive $2,66–a 2.71 billion in revenue, although this upper limit was $2.65 billion, and $354-367 million in net profit. In the calendar year 2019 the company will continue to develop Red Dead Online and release The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment and Ancestors: The Odyssey of Humankind from Panache Digital studios Patrice Dezile (Patrice Désilets), creative Director of the first parts of Assassin’s Creed. In addition, until April 1, 2020 will see the release of an unknown game (maybe Borderlands 3 or the new BioShock). 14 Feb Sid Meier’s Civilization VI will receive an addition Gathering Storm.