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Take-Two Q2 2010 financials – Red Dead Redemption moves over 5M units

Tuesday, 8th June 2010 21:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Take-Two has announced that Red Dead Redemption has sold over 5 million units to date.

This was revealed in the company’s press release detailing its financial results for Q2 2010, which ended on April 30.

RDR has only been out since May 18 in the US and May 21 in the UK – so in less than a month it has sold that many – so that’s not bad at all for a three-week old title.

T2 says the game will be launched in Japan this fall, and that more DLC will be coming this spring and into the fall.

“RDR was successful because it does not involve aliens, or army men, and was a new franchise”, said chairman Strauss Zelnick. “It was successful because it was not a reiteration of an old franchise”.

The firm also said that it’s pleased with sales so far, and expect it to remain profitable through the year’s sell-through as it has “exceed expectations ” and maintains high hoped for it.

CEO Ben Feder said that T2 is confident the game will continue to have legs and remain attractive to consumers for a long time.

The T2 call to investors is going off now, so hopefully this will be detailed a bit more.

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  1. Jedi Mind Tricks

    I have been playing RDR for about 20 hours now and I’m not even half way done with the story (stupid side /outfit /hunting etc… quests!) How many millions of units is my LIFE worth! I want it BACK! but… must.. complete Bandito Outfit…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DJ Deathstar

    Currently at 98.3% after about 34 hours, fucking love it! I said this game would sell more than 6-7 million in its first year and looks like its going to!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Callum

    It is an incredible game. I love that there is very little talk of its technical acheivments…no “but its not got anti aliasing” or “But theyre not using high quality textures”. It is just a fabulous experience and everyone is too busy enjoying the game to worry about all that rubbish. How a game should be, in my opinion.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Amored

    @2 Yeah, me too.
    Remember when that analyst said RDR would sell 4 million in its first year? Haha.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    Yeah that was in the news story where i said that it would sell over 6 million odd lol

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Amored

    4 million is great, but this i fucking RDR, from Rockstar! 4 million is nothing xD

    #6 4 years ago
  7. lirky

    This means.. more exclusives for sony,microsoft, and nintendo from rockstar. Since how im sure they want to get away from multiplatform a bit to start trying exclusives again.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Why would anyone ever want to move back to a regular exclusive model when the user base is almost evenly split?

    Anyway, congrats to Red Dead – a success thoroughly deserved!

    #8 4 years ago