by Eric Frederiksen | August 4, 2017
Usually, when someone pulls off a heist, it’s only a matter of time before they get caught. Four years after the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, though, Rockstar Games is still making out like a bunch of bandits – the free online mode to the company’s blockbuster game is more profitable than ever.
Take-Two reported its first-quarter 2018 results, and both GTAV and GTA Online contributed significantly to the company’s bottom line, CEO Strauss Zelnick said. GTA Online in particular had its “best quarter ever.” The company had expected the GTA Online‘s profits to level off, but instead they’ve continued to grow, leading to a record year.
For a years-old free side-mode accompanying a single-player retail game, that’s pretty impressive.
Take-Two is doing pretty well aside from that, too. Digital sales are up 47 percent to $281 million. Revenue from digital transactions (DLC, microtransactions, in-game
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