Een officieel (saai persbericht van GTA 2Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TTWO), Rockstar Games division announced today that it has commenced shipping the Sony PlayStation and PC versions of its GTA2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to its best-selling Grand Theft Auto, to retailers worldwide. The Company will ship in excess of 1.2 million units of GTA2 worldwide over the next three days, which it expects will contribute more than $33 million in gross revenues to the Company's fourth quarter endedOctober 31. GTA2, which was developed by the Company's DMA Design subsidiary, has received accolades from press and consumers worldwide. The Company estimates that a prerelease demo version of the game has been downloaded in excess of one million times in the past three weeks in anticipation of GTA2's commercial release. Ryan Brant, Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two, stated, "We have experienced extremely high demand from consumers and retailers around the globe for GTA2. Initial sell-in numbers for GTA2 continue to exceed even our most aggressive initial forecasts. The better than expected release of GTA2 is a perfect culmination to a fiscal year and fourth quarter that has seen our Company consistently outperform financial expectations." ------------------------ Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy Color and the Sega Dreamcast. The Company publishes and develops products through various wholly owned subsidiaries including: Rockstar Games, TalonSoft, Joytech and DMA Design. The Company maintains a publishing and distribution partnership with, and 19.9% equity interest in, both Gathering of Developers and Bungie Software. The Company's Jack of All Games value added distribution arm maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Milan and Sydney. The Company owns and operates DVDWave.com, an Internet retailer of DVD movies. All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks associated with the Company's future growth and operating results, credit risks, inventory obsolescence, technological change, competitive factors, product returns, failure of retailers to sell-through the Company's products, and unfavorable general economic conditions. Actual results may vary significantly from such forward-looking statements (including the Company's current operating results). Take-Two undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained within this press release.