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Take-Two Q3s: Red Dead Redemption sells 8 million

Tuesday, 8th February 2011 21:23 GMT By Staff

Take-Two’s announced its Q3 financial results, confirming that Red Dead Redemption has sold 8 million units.

Take-Two Q3 financials

Red Dead Redemption has sold 8 million units.

NBA 2K sold 4 million units making it the best selling game in the series ever.

Team Bondi’s LA Noire releases on the week of May 16 in the US, Europe and UK. First gameplay footage hits Wednesday.

2K will release Duke Nukem Forever, developed by Gearbox, on May 3 in US and May 6 internationally.

2K announced The Darkness II earlier today. It’ll launch this autumn for PS3, 360 and PC.

The firm expects Top Spin 4, which is out in March, to set a new standard in the tennis game genre.

The Rockstar western went on sale last May for PS3 and 360, with major DLC expansion Undead Nightmare releasing last fall digitally and at retail. However, Take-Two would not go into specifics regarding the sales split between the disc version of Undead Nightmare and the retail version.

Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two said Rockstar has proved it knows how to make hits, continue to make hits and continue supporting it’s games post release.

For the third quarter ending on December 31, net revenue was down 7 percent year-over-year, compared to $334.3 million, which is better than the company’s expected $290 to $315 million for the period. Net profits were up 7 percent to $40.8 million for the period.

The strongest contributors to net revenue and profitability in the third quarter this year included NBA 2K11, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, and Sid Meier’s Civilization V.

Catalog titles that contributed to the strength in the recent period were led by the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Digitally delivered content also continued to be an important component of Take-Two’s sales, particularly driven by strong sales offerings for Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands and Sid Meier’s Civilization V.

Nine-month revenue up 80 percent

For the nine-months ending on December 31, net revenue increased 80 percent year-over-year to $954.6 million. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations increased to $108.8 million, compared to a loss of $67.5 million for the year-ago period.

Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two said it was the fifth consecutive quarter the firm has met its financial expectations: “Strong holiday sales enabled Take-Two to continue to deliver
better-than-expected revenue and earnings in the third quarter. Our results year-to-date clearly demonstrate the Company’s ability to translate its world-class creative resources and diverse portfolio of triple-A franchises into meaningful profits.

“We have no update on Max Payne 3 at this time.”

“Looking ahead to the balance of the year and fiscal 2012, I have never been more enthusiastic about our diverse line-up of upcoming releases. In addition to producing triple-A titles focused on the traditional console market, we are also actively pursuing opportunities to grow our revenues by leveraging the strength of our brands in emerging markets and across new platforms and distribution channels. These include opportunities in Asia and Latin America, evolving downloadable content models and online multiplayer experiences.”

As far as the new handhelds were concerned, Zelnick said the firm is looking hard at NGP and 3DS, but is not ready to announce anything for either until it is “ready to do so.”

Take-Two’s COO Karl Slatoff said the market is continuing to grow, whether it be the installed base of consoles or digital content, and Take-Two plans to continue to be part of both in the future.

Current games slate for Take-Two:

  • Top Spin 4 – Xbox 360, PS3, Wii – March 15, 2011
  • Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do – Kinect for Xbox 360 – April 2011
  • Duke Nukem Forever – Xbox 360, PS3, PC – May 3, 2011
  • L.A. Noire – Xbox 360, PS3 – May 17, 2011
  • The Darkness II – Xbox 360, PS3, PC – Fall 2011
  • Spec Ops: The Line – Xbox 360, PS3, PC – Fiscal Year 2012
  • XCOM – Xbox 360, PC – Fiscal Year 2012
  • BioShock Infinite – Xbox 360, PS3, PC – Calendar Year 2012

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  1. MushroomStamp

    It deserved the sales.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. RickyWicky

    It deserves even more.

    I finished it a few days ago and bought the Undead Nightmare DLC. All worth it :D

    And, please, blackdreamhunk better not come and filthy this page with his nonsense.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    dump people buying uncreative fanbase hating game devs

    #3 4 years ago
  4. The1stMJC

    Daaaamn. Well deserved and wow has Take 2 been on a role. Let’s see if LA Noire keeps the pace going.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Very dump people yeah,lol.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    I know plenty of “dump” people, personally. :P

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Hahah.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. loki

    Looke like Rockstar save T2 from bankruptcy.
    And again NO PC -path to victory

    #8 4 years ago
  9. blackdreamhunk

    yea look all t hem console game devs go bankrupt these days so when is Microsoft and Sony going to release them new consoles? I hope soon so I can see some more bankrupt game devs!!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Callum

    @2 it does indeed man. Fantastic game, and home to one of my favourite gaming moments of all time no less!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Keivz

    GTA IV is my favorite game of this generation and I played it on a PC. I’ve got a PS3 but I’m begging you Rockstar, please release a PC version of RDR. Pretty please!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    I wonder how many people just bought them game because of media hype?? I rather spend my money on creative and respectful games devs that care about their games and fan base.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. blackdreamhunk

    I wonder how many people just bought the game because of media hype?? I rather spend my money on creative and respectful games devs that care about their games and fan base.

    Oh pc gamers don’t need any more rockstar games on pc we have like billion other games to play and respectful game devs. Them console can have all the losers they are use it with all them mindless button smashing games.

    we don’t need any more loser game devs that don’t respect their fanbase garbage and make garbage games

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Crysis

    If you don’t like R*, don’t buy their fucking games & STFU, do you really think that your pointless trolling will achieve ANYTHING!? grow up you pathetic child.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

    at crysis how about you don’t stick your noise in the middle posts. I did not start this fanboy garbage

    #15 4 years ago
  16. blackdreamhunk

    @14 how about you go cry me a river

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksSPZTZES0

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Crysis

    I’m not looking @ your trolling links, fuck off.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    Crysis

    really your the stocking me

    #18 4 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    @Crysis

    in fact you stock me from across the other thread go cry me a river console fanboy

    #19 4 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    h@Crysis

    how about this you don’t like what I have to say maybe you should not reply

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Crysis

    A better alternative would be for you to stop trolling & what’s with the spam? Do you really need 3 posts in a row? Really?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    @Crysis

    if any one is trolling it’s you and your stocker too!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. blackdreamhunk

    @Crysis

    if you don’t like what I have to say don’t reply

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blandock

    Don’t feed the troll. Let him starve to death.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Hunam

    Red Dead is one of the finest games of recent years, it has an old school PC charm to it too.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. nofear360

    Thanks for providing us with lots of LOLs, blackdreamhunk!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. blackdreamhunk

    np these people make me laugh too lol ;)

    #27 4 years ago
  28. xino

    with the massive advertising and paid journalist, Take Two deserved the prize money.

    I think they even made more advertising on this game than Microsoft poured on Kinect:/

    I bought this shit on ps3, just 1 month after release. No body online, graphics was wack (but details on horse was good), instantly sold the game!

    #28 4 years ago
  29. NeoSquall

    Is blackdreamhunk the new alias of back up?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    Lol stocker… does he mean stalker?lol

    #30 4 years ago
  31. OrbitMonkey

    This is a little something for the people like myself, who enjoyed a damn fine game.

    http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/495

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Kuwabara

    Alot of profit was made , but was it worth all the heartache and mistreatment of the workers there?..

    #32 4 years ago
  33. back_up

    well deserve
    after the failure of revolver
    rockstar San Diego work hard and made fanastic game

    #33 4 years ago
  34. CaptPierce

    @blackdreamhunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFZrzg62Zj0

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Timber-_-wolf

    How did I know BDH would on his rant about Rockstar after this post? LOL

    already did on la noire, dude some people like some people dont deal with it and stop spreading the hate

    PC fanboy :P

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Blerk

    8 million is well deserved, RDR was easily my game of last year.

    Interesting to see XCOM and Spec Ops on the list, they seemed to have stopped talking about those of late. But where is Agent?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. RickyWicky

    @35 – Yeah, I kinda hoped he would stay away from this page. I guess it was inevitable, though. Doesn’t seem to have much better to do.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Timber-_-wolf

    @ 37 if he made a decent point every now and then i wouldn’t mind all he is doing is slating off console gaming
    seen as a lot of games on PC are on console as well and he says they have billions of games?
    farmville doesn’t count as a game BDH

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Timber-_-wolf

    i would love to know his top five games of all time on any console or pc?

    #39 4 years ago
  40. RickyWicky

    I think that would be easy to guess:

    1. Anything by anyone other than Rockstar

    and then X 5.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. blackdreamhunk

    @38

    sure made a ton of points,points you don’t want to read or hear. The reason my comments gets under your skin is because you worship “rockstar”.

    Sorry I am not the type of gamer that worships any game dev or publisher. If I see something wrong I am going to say something. You don’t like my comments too bad because there is another person who will think the same way as I do.

    Real gamers is about the game first.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. blackdreamhunk

    I know the gaming Industry so well I can tell who is going bankrupt and who is making money. I can tell you why this game is better than that game. I can tell why this game is popular and why this other game is not.I know all the trends in the gaming Industry. I can back this up with proof by links or video.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Crysis

    “I can tell you why this game is better than that game” No, no you cannot, since that would be just opinion & an opinion proves nothing. R* makes popular games, no one cares that YOU hate them, heck i could bet that all your trolling is coming from the fact that R* doesn’t support the pc much, if you can go into details on EXACTLY what makes R*’s games ‘bad’ I’ll concede that R* is the Satan of gaming developers.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. StolenGlory

    @42

    “I know the gaming Industry so well I can tell who is going bankrupt and who is making money.”

    Holy shit, can you really? You should be a stockbroker or something, instead of wasting your days trolling the high holy heaven out of these forums.

    “I can tell you why this game is better than that game.”

    You can form an informed and well-written opinion can you? An objective one at that? Don’t kid yourself.

    “I can tell why this game is popular and why this other game is not.”

    The self-congratulatory patting on the back for carrying out such basic human functions continues unabated I see.

    “I know all the trends in the gaming Industry.”

    You don’t though, do you? You’re so pro-PC and fuck all else that you quite literally know… fuck all else.

    “I can back this up with proof by links or video.”

    Spamming the You-Tube Borg video from TNG doesn’t count you tool and any muppet can pick and choose videos from less-than-reputable sources to try and convey the failed notion that they know what they are talking about.

    Doubtless, you will reply to this with some kind of verbal excerement mired in the afterbirth of whatever generic trolling replies you can muster and as such, I really couldn’t care. Go ahead and do so.

    The only thing you and your trolling bretheren should be thankful for is that Pat keeps you on the forums and is sadly oblivious to just how well cunts like you drive away folks who have actual opinions and *gasp* some degree of objectivity.

    You and your tiresome, pathetic trolling ilk are a blight on this forum.

    Nobody respects you, wants to hear what you have to say or pays attention to any of your rantings.

    Long story short; You sir, are an oxygen thief and in lieu of being able to ignore cunts like you (either passively or through an ignore feature which I severely doubt will ever materialise) I would ask that you scrape together some fucking integrity from wherever you can and leave.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. blackdreamhunk

    @Crysis @StolenGlory

    AT your are noob or newbies On these forums. I don’t really need to prove my self any more, because everyone knows that I can back up my comments with facts. If you notice I just love to give links.Your looking at the who made Peter Molyneux. I am not surprised if the who gaming Industry knows my name.

    In fact I am so well know in the gaming Industry some game devs give personal beta invite for some games.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Michael O’Connor

    @44 THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL, MAN! *teardrop*

    #46 4 years ago
  47. blackdreamhunk

    don’t have time read 44 don’t really care because probably not truth I can must likely shoot it down!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Michael O’Connor

    @45 After that post, I think we can safely say that you’re actually a smart and intelligent troll, and that this personality of PC fanboyism is nothing more than one giant charade.

    It would be nice if Pat or someone else bothered to check the IPs of some of these posters, see if they match anyone else.

    How the hell do you not have something better to do with your time?

    #48 4 years ago
  49. blackdreamhunk

    @Michael O’Connor

    so your resort to name calling when people don’t agree with you. Your right I am smart and I am a gamer not a fanboy the reason you resort to name calling is because I don’t agree with you. By the way when I shot down there was not big name Industry agreeing with me but also the media why I can prove it with links

    I am that good

    #49 4 years ago
  50. blackdreamhunk

    @Michael O’Connor

    so your resort to name calling when people don’t agree with you. Your right I am smart and I am a gamer not a fanboy the reason you resort to name calling is because I don’t agree with you. By the way when I shot down there was not big name Industry leaders agreeing with me but also the media why I can prove it with links

    I am that good

    #50 4 years ago
  51. blackdreamhunk

    there is a reason why a lot of gamers don’t respect a lot of gaming sites like ng4,game spot or IGN. I would hate to see vg247 go down that route. vg247 is a respectable honest gaming site.

    It the very reason I come here every day for my gaming news. Must of the time I have a lot more info than vg247 does.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. blackdreamhunk

    these days it’s good to have “creditability” then to have “false” information and “fanboyism” for a gaming site. Real gamers can tell and people can tell.

    everything I can say not only can I back them up I can prove it!

    #52 4 years ago
  53. blackdreamhunk

    One more thing My words always come to pass

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Hunam

    No they don’t.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. blackdreamhunk

    @54 really you have been here long enough to me, really have been on the forums I have been on. people who have seen me will tell you others wise.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Crysis

    No they won’t.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. blackdreamhunk

    google up pc gaming in tatters by Peter Molyneux and you will see me there fighting with that lying game dev!!!

    #57 4 years ago
  58. blackdreamhunk

    look for the original source and you will find me there

    #58 4 years ago
  59. blackdreamhunk

    I posted this link when he said that pc gaming was in tatters and had no games

    http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2010/

    #59 4 years ago
  60. G1GAHURTZ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I7Ue2wX6iQ

    #60 4 years ago
  61. blackdreamhunk

    this gaming site has a new location basically this guy gets all the best pc games coming for pc that the mass media does not all the gamers to know about that is coming out for pc. It’s a really good site for real gamers!!! that want to play different games for the pc.

    http://www.pcgamingfan.com/

    #61 4 years ago
  62. blackdreamhunk

    oh by the way that kind of list vg247 should have. It would increase the traffic to vg247 if they have a gaming list for all the games coming for all platforms even more so for the pc.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. blackdreamhunk

    One more thing you people fight with me are real gamers your “fanboys”. Real gamers about games!!

    #63 4 years ago
  64. blackdreamhunk

    sorry mean to say

    One more thing you people fighting with me are “Not” real gamers your “fanboys”. Real gamers about games!!

    #64 4 years ago
  65. G1GAHURTZ

    Games like GTA and Call of Duty.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. OrbitMonkey

    I was just thinking to myself that Theirs not as many freaks on the streets ranting about the end of the world & Jebus nowadays. Then I realised their all on the internet, ranting about real gamers & which plastic box of electronics is best.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. blackdreamhunk

    I was right about Infinty ward with call of duty. I bought GTA but I am not a big fan GTA games I fine them boring personaly. However there is a lot pc gamers that love rockstars but I see rockstar treat them like dirt.

    frankly there are some game devs that treat their fan base like dirt. Personally I don`t why people want to support game devs like that.

    I would rather buy a game from game devs like the guys who made border lands than rockstar. the game devs that made border lands love their games and fanbase.

    I would rather spend money on publisher like THQ because they respect their fan base.

    You want to know why blizzard,Valve,bio-ware,arena net,Dice is so loved by pc gamers because those game devs remember their fans. Those game devs got their back even when they are making the big money

    #67 4 years ago
  68. blackdreamhunk

    at OrbitMonkey

    This is off topic, people are not going to see the world as you do. it`s a hard truth.

    The end of the world is personal opinion,when you at the big picture I don`t have faith in man kind. I was watching smallville the other day for me it drove that point home only need to turn on the news to see that.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. blackdreamhunk

    vg247 is about gaming, I only bring real world examples to prove a point. Must of time it is effective.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. OrbitMonkey

    *quietly leaves thread, locks door*

    #70 4 years ago
  71. G1GAHURTZ

    Hey bdh,

    If Microsoft offered you $1 million per year, plus free 5 star accomodation and a company car (Ferrari) to publicise all of their Activision and Rockstar exclusive games with your solid words, would you accept their offer?

    #71 4 years ago
  72. blackdreamhunk

    at G1GAHURTZ

    you want an honest answer I don`t know. I am unpredictable person. I do things on the spur of the moment. Also in the back of my head I remember money is not everything. There things in life that money can not buy.

    I would rather live happy and loving life over wealth. If I have best ot both worlds even better.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. blackdreamhunk

    at G1GAHURTZ

    sorry that should be

    you want an honest answer I don`t know. I am unpredictable person. I do things on the spur of the moment. Also in the back of my head I remember money is not everything. There things in life that money can not buy.

    I would rather live happy and loving life over wealth. If I have best of both worlds even better.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. RickyWicky

    If you have such a good life, why does it seem like you’re spending most of it here in a futile argument, pushing opinions that quite have now stated they don’t care about?

    #74 4 years ago
  75. OlderGamer

    BDH is simply one of my fav personalities on this site. No doubt about:

    His words are solid!

    Not kidding, I love this guy. How boring would it be if we all agreed on everything all of the time?

    And ya know, once in awhile, he gets it right.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. blackdreamhunk

    at RickyWicky

    wow you have such a small mind and little box you view the world with. I like vg247 because they are a honest gaming site that value peoples opinions and not run by cooperate greed. One of my favorite hobbies is pc gaming.

    dude the world is run by peoples ideas

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Michael O’Connor

    ZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz…

    #77 4 years ago
  78. blackdreamhunk

    countries change the world changes on one persons ideas. EA changed for the better over one persons ideas. Man kind grows when they able to share ideas and views. This why the Internet is such a big thing for some people. This why Hitler and dictators feared freedom of speech so much.

    a single idea can change the world my friend

    #78 4 years ago
  79. blackdreamhunk

    at 77

    I agree back to gaming lol and rockstar sucks lol ;)

    #79 4 years ago
  80. blackdreamhunk

    the best quote ever made and I live bu it

    EA Games – Challenge Everything

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPYkOMj-3iI

    #80 4 years ago
  81. StolenGlory

    It’ll be interesting to see what slate R* have planned for E3.

    Any predictions?

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Gekidami

    ^ Max Payne 3 trailer and release date.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. blackdreamhunk

    it I am not mistaken Max Payne no longer belongs to rockstar.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. Gekidami

    ^ Wrong.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. blackdreamhunk

    I am pretty sure that rockstar sold Max Payne rights to another game dev.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. StolenGlory

    @82

    Yeah good call. Hopefully we’ll see something on Agent and maybe, just maybe some GTA V whisperings.

    @83

    Yes it does, it is being developed by Rockstar Vancouver and will be published by Rockstar Games.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Gekidami

    ^ Again, wrong. I thought you knew about the gaming indursty? Seems like your knowledge is lacking.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. Blerk

    They really didn’t sell Max Payne.

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Gekidami

    Comment 87 is directed at 85.

    (Damn lack of edit).

    #89 4 years ago
  90. blackdreamhunk

    at Gekidami

    I am pretty sure rock star sold Max Payne rights to another game dev. I am not perfect I was wrong with blizzards wow number at one point.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Hunam

    No, Rockstar Vancouver have been developing Max Payne 3 for the past 3 years.

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Gekidami

    ^ Yep, is common knowledge, to true gamers. ;)

    #92 4 years ago
  93. NeoSquall

    @75 HA! this counts as admitting he’s your alter ego!

    Case closed.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. Timber-_-wolf

    @92
    just proves he knows nothing about gaming even though in an earlier post he brags about knowing everything.
    BDH you know shag all mate.

    And by the way i don’t worship Rockstar like you said just because i enjoy there games does not mean i worship them. you don’t even know who my favorite game devs are or my favourite game is so fuck off troll

    #94 4 years ago
  95. OlderGamer

    lol My alter ego, yea I guess you found me out!

    #95 4 years ago
  96. OlderGamer

    btw, I must be Tea, Blerk, G1GA, Frosty, Law, and Michael too.

    Oh hell ok, I wioll admit it, I am Patrick Gerhitt too. And oddly enough Steph too. What a strange day this is. lol

    #96 4 years ago