Mafia II to be a “profitable title,” says Take-Two

Friday, 3rd September 2010 09:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Take-Two said last night it expects Mafia II to be a “profitable title”.

CEO Ben Feder’s comments came in the company’s Q3 financial call last night in counter to those of analyst Michael Pachter earlier in the week, who said the game had performed “well below expectations”.

Pachter also said it would be unlikely to make a profit. But Feder reckons otherwise.

“Based upon the initial launch, we expect this to be another profitable title for Take-Two,” he said.

No exact launch sales numbers or shipment numbers were given by the publisher.

The game’s gone on to be the biggest launch for in the UK this year so far.

The company also announced it had delayed LA Noire into the first half of 2011 last night, while also confirming Red Dead Redemption had sold just under 7 million units since its launch in May.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Hunam

    RDR was amazing though. I was reading that because there was no GTA this year the shareholders were upset, but fucking hell, they just sold 7 mill copies of RDR, couple mill Bioshock 2 and probably a couple more mill on Mafia 2. 2K have had a good year so far with good, decent, fresh games.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    so they are making a profit on RDR now right? Cant believe that gambit paid off O_O

    #2 4 years ago
  3. El_MUERkO

    Take Two dont make a yearly profit without releasing a GTA game, RDR and Mafia 2 have changed that fact. Their share price jumped 14% after the close yesterday because of the news.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    get onto this NOW moderators….

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt


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  6. Callum

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    #6 4 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt


    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    Thx Pat :D

    #8 4 years ago

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