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.
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.
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.