Take-Two Q3 financials: LA Noire delayed into 2011, RDR sells 6.9 million

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 2 September 2010 21:09 GMT

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Take-Two has delayed LA Noire into the first half of calendar 2011 as part of its third quarter results, while confirming some massive sales for Red Dead Redemption.

LA Noire, The Team Bondi-developed 50s title, was due to arrive this fall according to a tweet from publisher Rockstar earlier in the year, but nothing has been seen on the game since a Game Informer piece at the start of the year aside from a few shots.

A delay was predicted by an analyst last weekend.

The game’s been in development for six years.

Red Dead lassos 7 million

Take-Two also confirmed tonight that Red Dead Redemption has sold 6.9 million units.

The Rockstar San Diego western went on sale back in May for PS3 and 360.

The title gets its third DLC pack, Liars and Cheats, on September 21.

Red Dead sees T2’s profits go up, up, up

Take-Two’s revenues were up 273 percent year-over-year for the quarter ending July 31, thanks to Red Dead Redemption’s dramatic success; the figure stood at $354.1 million compared to $94.9 million a year earlier.

Income for the period was $12.4 million, compared to a loss of $58.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009.

For the nine months ended July 31, net revenue was $785.3 million, compared to $418.5 million for the same period a year ago.

The full report’s through here.

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