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Shares of video game publisher Take-Two Interactive have jumped nearly 2% in after-hours trading after the company reported record revenue for the second quarter thanks to huge sales of Grand Theft Auto V.
Take-Two reported $1.27 billion in revenue for the second quarter, fueled by the launch of blockbuster action title Grand Theft Auto V.
The company it has shipped more than 29 million copies of GTA V since its launch in September, exceeding the lifetime haul of predecessor Grand Theft Auto IV, which launched in 2008.
"The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers' enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment," says Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick in a statement.
The video game has been a huge success for Take-Two and studio Rockstar Games. The game generated $1 billion in revenue during its first three days of availability, a record for a video game launch.
- by Brett Molina, USA TODAY