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GTA V has shipped over 54 million; Mafia III not due until later next year; New 'AAA' game in the works, says 2K

2K had its earnings call last night and revealed some interesting bits of information.

First up, GTA 5 has shipped more than 54 million units worldwide, up by 2 million in the last quarter.

"Nearly two years after its record-shattering launch, Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to outperform expectations," noted chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick. "On April 14, Rockstar Games brought this groundbreaking title to PC with a number of enhancements, generating stellar reviews and strong digitally delivered sales.

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"In addition, we benefited from ongoing demand for the console versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, particularly as the installed bases of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One expand.

"Grand Theft Auto Online was once again the single largest contributor [for digital revenue], as Rockstar Games has driven sustained engagement through the ongoing release of free content updates, most recently The Ill-Gotten Gains updates Part One and Part Two, which were launched in June and July respectively," explained Zelnick.

"Roughly 70% of Internet-connected Grand Theft Auto 5 users have played Grand Theft Auto Online. And the active user base continues to grow with average monthly active users for calendar 2015 to-date up more than 40% versus calendar 2014."

So what else came out of the call? Well we found out that Mafia 3 isn't due to release until at least April 2016.

The game isn't scheduled to launch until Take-Two's next financial year, meaning it could release anywhere between April 1-December 31, 2016.

Finally we also found out that 2K still has a new 'AAA' title in development which we should find out about next year. It's highly thought that Rockstar is working on a new Red Dead Redemption game, so hopefully we'll get to hear more on that or whatever else it could be in the near future.

Edited On 11 Aug, 2015

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