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Booming bottom line: video game 'Grand Theft Auto V' triggers one big score

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Fuelled by record sales of the video game "Grand Theft Auto V," Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) is raising its forecast for fiscal 2014 after revenue in the latest quarter quadrupled. The company says it has sold 29 million units of the latest edition of the "Grand Theft Auto" series, which makes it the fastest selling video game in history.

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Japan's gaming market: a world apart

The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan's vast gaming market. Shoot-em-up offerings from abroad often struggle to gain traction in the multi-billon-dollar Japanese videogame sector where fantasy-style games reign supreme and sell in the millions -- though many in the West have not heard of them. They include the hugely popular Monster Hunter franchise, which has sold 23 million copies and counting since its debut a decade ago.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

Grand Theft Auto V sales zoom past $1 billion mark in 3 days

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said on Friday. The latest installment of GTA, a cultural phenomenon that has sparked a national debate on adult content and violence, received strong reviews and racked up $800 million in first-day sales alone.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, its publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

Take Two's GTA V starts strong with $800 mln in first-day sales

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - "Grand Theft Auto V," the fifth installment of the video game that became a focal point of debate about gratuitous violence and explicit content in the media, came out guns blasting with $800 million in global first-day sales. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc's most lucrative franchise went on sale at midnight on Tuesday.
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