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Take Two reports record Q3

Publisher Take Two has beaten its expected results for the financial period ending July 31st. The firm has reported $433.8 million (245 million) in net revenue for Q3, a huge leap when compared to the $206.4 million (117 million) reported the year before. The figure also beats the company’s own …

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GameStop reports record Q2

Video game retail giant, GameStop, has reported record financials for the second quarter of 2008. Net earnings reached $57.2 million for its Q2, an increase of 162.1 per cent over the same period last year. Sales also leapt 34.8 per cent to $1,804.4 million. The firm highlighted GTA IV, Metal …

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Official: GTA IV sells 6.3m worldwide

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV is 2008’s biggest selling game so far, shifting a whopping 6.29 million copies since January 1st. New stats from the Top Global Markets Report – compiled of data from GFK (Europe), NPD (US), ChartTrack (UK) and Enterbrain (Japan) – shows the title has sold just …

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GTA IV DLC still on for autumn

GTA IV fans, breathe easy: Microsoft has confirmed that its exclusive downloadable content for the all-conquering Rockstar title is still on track for an autumn release. In a statement to preview its Leipzig Game Convention line up, the platform holder said: In autumn there will be news from Liberty City; …

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US: 17% of GTA IV buyers underage

Around 17 per cent of gamers that bought GTA IV in America were under age, according to research by Nielsen. Gamedaily.com reports that those buying the game under age ranged from age seven to 16, while 61 per cent of these younger gamers indicated that they purchased the M-rated game …

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GTA IV coming to PC

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV will finally arrive on PC in November. The title, which has smashed sales records, will hit stores on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe. GTA IV became the most lucrative entertainment launch of all time when it was released on PS3 …

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GTA distribution halted in Thailand

A major video game distributor in Thailand has vetoed delivery of GTA IV, after a teenager confessed to robbing and murdering a taxi driver while trying to recreate a scene from the game. "We are sending out requests today to outlets and shops to pull the games off their shelves …

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Rockstar wins big at Develop Awards

Some 600 games development professionals packed into the Metropole Hotel in Brighton last night to see the best of UK games development talent honoured at the sixth annual Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Rockstar was the big winner, with the Rockstar North team taking home the Visual Arts and Audio Accomplishment …

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GTA IV £24.99 at Gamestation

Gamestation has kicked off its 24/7 online sale with a multitude of impressive offers. New deals are set to be unveiled every hour, and already include a pre-owned Xbox 360 Pro console for 129.99. MCV has learnt that other deals to come will include Haze for 19.99 and Halo 3 …

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Sam Houser: People want to put Rockstar out of business

Media-shy Rockstar founder Sam Houser has told MCV that the biggest challenge of his career so far has been powerful people” who have tried to put Rockstar out of business”. Speaking exclusively in the latest instalment of our MCV Legends series – and naming no names – Howser said that …

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