Take-Two’s financial results for the fiscal year 2009 have been published and despite a strong performance by Gearbox’s new Borderlands game, which passed 2m sales worldwide, their numbers are down.
Revenues dropped 37 per cent to $968m although this was to be partially expected after delaying key titles like Mafia II. Next year Take-Two will release with Mafia II, BioShock II, Red Dead: Redemption and Max Payne 3, which should give them a stronger start to 2010.
Other big sellers for Take-Two this year were Carnival Games with 5m sales, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony and the GTAIV DLC double-pack, Episodes from Liberty City.
2009 was always likely to be down on 2008 in which GTA IV broke sales records and earned them a significant return.