Take-Two announced its fiscal revenue in Q1 2020, revealing that NBA 2K19 sold nearly 12 million copies. Civilization VI, on the other hand, has sold 5.5 million copies. As such, Civ 6 is now considered the fastest selling game of the series.
Take-Two also revealed that Borderlands 2 has sold 22 million copies worldwide on all platforms. In addition, the Borderlands franchise has sold more than 48 million units. However, it will be interesting to see how the next part of the franchise, Borderlands 3, will be sold on the computer. After all, Borderlands 3 will be shut down during the Epic Games Store.
As Take-Two CEO Strauss Zellick told GamesIndustry:
"I think [the sales boost] is a reflection of the fact that the Borderlands IP is stronger than ever, even though eight years have passed since the last version. I think there is a whole new generation of users who are very excited about Borderlands. This is good when we go to the September version. We'll see how it goes, but we feel really good. "
It is also worth noting that net bookings with digital transmission rose to $ 382 million, representing 91% of total net bookings. Not only that, but 67% of total net bookings come from periodic consumer spending.
This ultimately means that Take-Two makes a lot of money from GTA V Online and Red Dead Online. So yes, it seems that the Games as a Service approach is extremely profitable for the company.