Apparently wanton sandbox destruction is as popular as it is cathartic. Speaking at the ThinkEquity Annual Growth conference, Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s chairman, announced the 22 million marker for GTA IV as well as some other chunky sales numbers for you to crunch on.
“Shipments of Take-Two’s Midnight Club series have reached 18.5 million, NBA 2K 17 million and Red Dead Redemption 12.5 million. Strategy series Civilization has shipped 11 million, relatively new franchise Bioshock has reached 9 million and Wii hit Carnival Games 8 million units.
The Max Payne series – which will see a third title released early next year – has shipped 7.5 million units, the Mafia franchise 5 million, Borderlands 4.5 million and The Darkness 1 million units.”
Take-Two also announced that the GTA franchise as a whole has broached a staggering 114 million units shipped total. That’s a pleasing portfolio of numbers for Take-Two, to say the very least.