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GTA V has shipped 75m copies since launch, selling more in 2016 than 2015

It’s now Take-Two’s turn to report on its quarterly financial results, and CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during the earnings call that Grand Theft Auto V has shipped over 75m units since launch in September 2013. Rockstar’s title was the sixth best-selling game of 2016, he further said. Following this announcement, …

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CD Projekt Red: We want to be like Rockstar

The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer highlights focus on small number of projects, critical success over commercial gain and industry-changing releases as following in the footsteps of Grand Theft Auto studio

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‘It appears that GTA might make the world a worse place for females’

The links between games violence and real-world violence are dubious, but a new study has suggested a worrying new corroboration between some games and social attitudes. An Ohio State University study has found that young male gamers who identify with characters in violent games that objectify women show less empathy …

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Rockstar and GTA V lead designer Leslie Benzies begin messy $150m divorce

The lead designer of Grand Theft Auto is suing Rockstar and Take-Two for $150m. Leslie Benzies has accused the US publishing giant and its Rockstar subsidiary of not paying him his royalties following the smash hit success of GTA V. Meanwhile, Take-Two has filed a countersuit over a ‘breach of …

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Take-Two beats expectations despite weak release schedule

Take-Two has beaten its revenue and profit expectations and raised its full year projections, despite a thin release slate. The firm generated $486.8 million during its third quarter, a sizeable drop compared with the $954 million the firm made the year before. However, the previous year was bolstered by the …

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Does Take-Two even need another Grand Theft Auto?

If you work in games retail, it will be hard to forget September 2013. Grand Theft Auto V launched to phenomenal critical acclaim, resulting in snaking queues outside stores and a level of commercial success that no other boxed game has attained before or since. A few weeks after the …

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