During its latest quarterly earnings report, Rockstar has revealed a strong start to its Fiscal Year 2024 with “net bookings” of $1.2 billion USD, a result it says was at the high end of its expectations with NBA 2K23, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online exceeding the company’s expectations.
In fact, the publisher also confirmed that GTA V has now sold-in over 185 million units since launch, solidifying its place the second-best selling game of all time behind Minecraft, obviously helped along by the number of re-releases it’s seen since 2013 and the continued success of GTA Online. More players were recorded in GTA Online this June than any other outside of the peak of the pandemic.
Looking ahead for its FY24, Rockstar has the recently-announced new conversion of Red Dead Redemption from Double Eleven Studios on PS4 and Switch to count on, as well as the upcoming release of NBA 2K24. With this duo of launches, Rockstar is expecting to book from $1.4 billion USD to $1.45 billion USD in its second quarter this Fiscal Year, though the company reckons a huge portion of that cash is still going to come from GTA and its mobile portfolio.
On August 17, the beloved Western experience Red Dead Redemption and its horror companion Undead Nightmare arrive together for the first time on the Nintendo Switch and modern PlayStation systems.
“In closing, we are confident that the actions our teams are taking this year are preparing us for a strong trajectory of growth. Through our collective efforts, we continue to believe that we are positioning our business for a significant inflection point in fiscal 2025 that will culminate in us delivering new record levels of operating performance next year and beyond. We thank all of our stakeholders for their continued support, and we look forward to delivering on this exciting next chapter.”
You can read the full release of Rockstar’s quarterly results and comments on the future here.