Take Two Interactive announced on their earnings call tonight that the sales of their popular basketball video game NBA 2k12 has reached 4 million copies. NBA 2k12 is on pace to outsell last year’s game NBA 2k11. Much like Madden NFL 12, the sales were initially threatened by the possibility of a long term lockout but that has all since been resolved. Take Two Interactive posted a profit of $14.1 million dollars in the 4th quarter of 2011.
Unfortunately THQ, the maker of the upcoming video game UFC Undisputed 3, had less encouraging news announcing that they will be laying off 240 employees and reported worse than expected earnings. They reported a loss of $55.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2011. UFC Undisputed 3 comes out on February 14th, 2012 in the United States and February 17th, 2012 in Europe.