Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped over 17 million units

By Stephany Nunneley
7 November 2018 21:50 GMT

Red Dead Redemption 2 is super hot – 17 million shipments hot.

Take-Two announced in its Q2 report for its current fiscal year that Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped over 17 million units.

Remember, shipped means sold to retail – not to the customer. Still, that’s a massive number, on top of the $725 million in sales reported over its opening weekend.

RDR2 released outside the Q2 window so there aren’t any additional figures to report. The company did say Red Dead Redemption 2 shipped more units in its first eight days than Red Dead Redemption sold in its first eight years.

GTA 5 also continued to move units during the quarter, and it stands at over 100 million shipped. That’s up from 95 million reported in May.

NBA 2K19 was one of the biggest sellers in Q2 with 10% growth year-over-year (yoy) thanks to recurrent spending.

The majority of sales for the sports title were digital and contributed heavily to T2’s revenue during the quarter.

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Take-Two Q2 FY19

The company has a whole reported $493 million in revenue for the quarter ending September 30, up 11% year-over-year (yoy).

Digital revenue came in at $358 million, up 18% yoy from $303 million. The sector made up 73% of the company’s total net revenue.

Net bookings increased 1% to $583 million, up from $577 million yoy. Net Bookings from recurrent consumer spending grew 28% and accounted for 53% of total bookings.

Largest contributors to net bookings in Q2 were: NBA 2K19, NBA 2K18, GTA Online, GTA 5, Dragon City and Monster Legends, WWE SuperCard, and NBA 2K Online 2 (China).

Catalog sales accounted for $288 million of net bookings led by GTA, Dragon City and Monster Legends, and NBA 2K.

Digitally-delivered net bookings grew 20% to $426 million,  compared to $356 million yoy and accounted for 73% of total bookings.

Again, net bookings cover products and services sold digitally or sold-in physically.  In other words,  DLC and digital offerings outside the base game.

Take-Two also raised its financial outlook for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. This is due to “better than expected” sales of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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