Grand Theft Auto Online had record numbers of players in June and July, according to Take-Two Interactive. On top of that, the game is also earning the publisher more money than ever, with them announcing the game’s “best quarter ever.”
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This is impressive given that it comes more than four years after the game’s initial release. This recent success leads Take-Two to believe Grand Theft Auto Online will continue to grow throughout the 2018 financial year. The numbers come off the back of the Gunrunning update, which focused on Blaine Country’s arms trade, and allowed players to purchase bunkers and enormous Mobile Command Centers.
In the transcript of the earnings call, Strauss Zelnick, CEO and executive chairman at Take-Two, says that GTA Online “was once again the single largest contributor to recurrent consumer spending,” and confirmed that Rockstar would “continue to support the game going forward.”
When asked about the importance of the PC market, Karl Slatoff, the president of Take-Two, said that while certain titles like XCOM and Civilization are more geared towards PC, other titles are not. However, he did say “the PC market is vibrant for us […], the PC market as a company is very important and very exciting and something we focus on.” Despite this, Zelnick would not say whether Red Dead Redemption 2 would be coming to PC – saying “any updates about any of our titles will come from our labels.”
It was also announced that NBA 2K17’s consumer spending had grown by 67%, also exceeding Take-Two’s expectations.