The Outer Worlds was a critical and commercial success, sales exceeded expectations
During the recent Q2 2019 earnings call for Take-Two Interactive, the company revealed a pretty positive outlook overall based on sales of their games. Their most recent releases have all fared pretty well, especially with Obsidian Entertainment and The Outer Worlds. Unfortunately, Take-Two did not reveal a specific number for the game’s sales, so it’s very hard to know for sure how the game did, but we can make some guesses that it sold in the millions.
Private Division is the indie label subsidiary owned by Take-Two, so that’s why they care about sales of this game, just in case you were wondering. And while the publisher didn’t reveal specific details for The Outer Worlds, the outlook based on positive reviews is pretty good. And judging from their other games, Take-Two is doing just fine.
Take-Two revealed that Borderlands 3 reached seven million total sales. The recent Bloody Harvest event probably helped keep players interested as well, leading to better retention and thus revenue outlook. Their biggest money spinner though remains to be Grand Theft Auto 5, which garnered a total of more than 115 million units sold. And with GTA Online pushing a ton of revenue for the company, it’s easy to see how the 2013 game has managed to stay around this long. And the newly released Diamond Casino content has helped bring players back, leading to a revival of player numbers. Take-Two Interactive is the parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar Games, so they obviously have a vested interest in those games doing well too.
But looking ahead to future games and new IPs, Take-Two and their various partners are still putting tons of cash into their various big properties. The company is also committed to delivering new games and making them into more hits. And, the company addressed the problematic launch of WWE 2K20, admitting that it was ‘disappointed’ by its buggy state, adding that the developer is working on fixes.
“Looking ahead, Take-Two has the strongest development pipeline in its history, including sequels from our biggest franchises as well as exciting new IP. We are actively investing in emerging markets, platforms and business models.”
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