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GAMING by Marauder
March 12, 2009, 10:31 PM
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GAMING

Take-Two Interactive saw a 25% uptick in sales during its fiscal first quarter, fueled by the popularity of its “Grand Theft Auto IV” title. Despite the sales increase, the company reported a wider loss during the quarter, but it is calling the quarter a “low point” for the full fiscal year. The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (subscription required) (3/11)

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Nintendo’s DS handheld has broken a sales record after reaching 100 million units sold in 4 years and 3 months’ time. The figure combines sales for original DS, the DS lite and the third-generation Nintendo DSi, which is available only in Japan right now. The Boston Globe/The Associated Press (3/12)

Online gaming via consoles and portable devices is growing fast accounting for 25% of all videogame activity so far this year – up from 19% in 2008, according to the NPD Group. Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 enjoys a 50% market share of online console games, followed by Nintendo’s Wii with 29%. Teens ages 13 to 17 are the fastest growing online gaming demo, increasing from 17% of the market in 2008 to 22% in 2009. The percentage of adult online gamers has slipped year-to-year across several systems. (Cynopsis 3/12)

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