Take-Two Interactive raises financial outlook due to Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption 2 Problems

Red Dead Redemption 2 Problems

GTA V launched way back in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but later expanded to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The most impressive part of it all is the fact that it sold-in more units in its first 8 days out on retail shelves than the original game, Red Dead Redemption, did in its first 8 years on consoles.

Take-Two Interactive released its financials for the second quarter ended September 30, reporting an 11 percent increase in revenue to $492.7 million thanks to successful sales of National Basketball Association 2K19. In the last quarter, it had already sold nearly 100 million copies.

Grand Theft Auto V, the absolute juggernaut that just won't stop, has hit another major sales milestone. It's easily third on the list of all-time best selling video games, with only Minecraft on 154 million and Tetris's many combined releases at around 170 million listed ahead of it.

Take-Two Interactive revealed this week it'd be opening the public beta for Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of its unbelievably popular Red Dead Redemption 2, sometime later this month. The digitally-delivered net revenue grew 18 percent to $358.4 million, as compared to $302.9 million in last year's fiscal second quarter, and accounted for 73 percent of total net revenue.

News about that came out of Take-Two's financial report too, with CEO Strauss Zelnick (chairman of the board at CBS, CNET's parent company) saying the online beta would launch at some point near the end of November.

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