Take-Two Reveals Sales Figures for GTA V, BioShock Infinite and MoreJon Ledford |
How well did BioShock Infinite, NBA 2K14, Borderlands 2 and Grand Theft Auto V compared to one another? Take-Two Interactive has let us in on some of the official sales numbers for its biggest hits of 2013.
According to CVG, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has publicly announced the sales numbers for NBA 2K14, Borderlands 2, mega-hit Grand Theft Auto V and Irrational Games' swansong, BioShock Infinite. Take-Two Interactive acted as the distributor for each of these titles, while its subsidiary company, 2K Games, was the publisher for NBA 2K14, Borderlands 2 and BioShock Infinite. Rockstar Games, another subsidiary of Take-Two, was the publisher of Grand Theft Auto V. All of these games were also developed by studios owned by Take-Two as well, except for Borderlands 2, which was developed by Gearbox Software.
In terms of sales, Grand Theft Auto V was the clear winner for Take-Two, selling over 33 million copies on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since its September 2013 launch. GTA V sold more copies in its first six months than Borderlands 2, NBA 2K14 and BioShock Infinite did in their entire, combined lifetimes.
Since its launch a year prior to Grand Theft Auto V's, Borderlands 2 has sold over nine million units. The game continued to reel in massive profit in 2013 due to its multitude of downloadable content. Given Borderlands' success, it's no surprise that Take-Two is quite interested in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. For the sake of comparison, NBA 2K14 has sold over 6.5 million copies since its October 2013 release, with NBA 2K15 expected to debut later this fall.
Unfortunately, out of Take-Two's flagship titles that excelled throughout the past fiscal year, BioShock Infinite sold six million copies since launching in March 2013. Since Irrational Games was shut down and the award-winning game director/writer Ken Levine will be working with a much smaller team, we were sad to see the studio's last hurrah not do as well as its contemporaries. Then again, the sales numbers from the likes of Borderlands 2, GTA V and NBA 2K14 all cast some very big shadows. Even though the BioShock IP is still owned by Take-Two and Levine is still going to be working for the company, it's a shame we may never see another major BioShock title with Levine at the helm.