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Submitted by antbolton89 46d ago | article

Grand Theft Auto 5 Ships 34 Million Units, Take Two Posts Losses

This is the week of financial reports and Take Two Interactive has announced that for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 (ending on June 30th 2014) it shipped 34 million units for Grand Theft Auto 5. This isn’t the number of units sold through though but we’re pretty sure the actual number of units sold would be fairly close. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

S11m  +   46d ago
Why you do double articles? http://n4g.com/news/1562299...
Goro  +   46d ago
Edit: My bad, the guy below me is correct.
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antbolton89  +   46d ago
There is more to this article than the shipped numbers of GTA 5
3-4-5  +   46d ago
They spent $350 million on GTA5, but in all honesty, only looks like they invested about $150 million and pocketed the rest.

Not sure how they post a loss though.

Terrible management.
CaptainFist  +   46d ago
Actually, they spent $260 million on the game, not $350mil.
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nicksetzer1  +   46d ago
How could they possibly show losses? That is just insane.
funkybudda  +   46d ago
yea, this is shocking...
slinky123456  +   46d ago
Let's say they sold 29mil units. Not including digital, obviously. And let's say they make $40 per unit. That's fair after not including digital and what-not. They could make more actually. So that's $1,160,000,000. A Billion. What are they doing in other developments to make that a loss? Even though most of that was last year I'm sure almost %40 of that was this year.
Strange_Evil  +   46d ago
The loss is quarterly. They haven't had any releases this quarter and so for the span of the past 3 months their operating cost is more than the profits GTA brings in. GTA predominantly sold most of it's copies last year. I am pretty sure they'll post a huge profit annually (owing to the massive GTA sales) but your numbers don't reflect a companies quarterly performance.

I imagine they sold a million or 2 units this quarter and they have a massive team (not to account that GTA is now cheaper and they won't be getting 40$/copy after cutting the other factors).
Chevalier  +   46d ago
Exactly and with NBA 2K15 and WWE 2K15 due out soon and GTA V on next gen expect them to make a lot of money this fall.
hkgamer  +   46d ago
i think publishers get 30%, retailers get just under 25% and platform holders get 20%.

digital probably just splits the retailers cut 50%.

could be wrong though.
jnemesh  +   46d ago
Is this similar to Hollywood's accounting practices? Are they showing a loss on paper so they can screw creators out of their share of the profits? I can't see how they could sell 34 million copies of a game and come out in the red! Something is fishy at Take Two!
Koyes  +   46d ago
It's just for this quarter
Drabent  +   46d ago
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SteamPowered  +   46d ago
Once the PC/X1/PS4 versions ship this fall they will be rolling huge bank once again. They had to develop for the new consoles and didnt release anything in the meantime. Profits will dip, of course.
DevilishSix  +   46d ago
When you have a huge seller like GTA 5 which is very rare with that many units and you have losses then management should immediately be fired, no discussion about what caused it or what can be done, no you are just fired.
Sevir  +   46d ago
Yeah, they'll be fine, GTAV on PC,PS4,XBO will give them a nice boost in profit especially now that they delayed EVOLVE.
dreamoner  +   46d ago
Did they lose money or did they earn less compared to last year's same quarter?
Chrisgamerguy  +   46d ago
Must be remastering it for x1 and ps4 to make a profit but I'm not buying it again with all the new games coming out this year I would rather play
amnalehu  +   45d ago
its sometimes better to show loss for tax reasons. They must have had an awful lot of write offs.

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