Electronic Arts and Take-Two have been ranked fifth and sixth respectively in a listing of the world's fastest growing technology companies, set to be published in the October issue of Business 2.0.
The listing represents a very strong performance for game companies, and as well as the two top publishers, there's also a place in the top ten for graphics chipset manufacturer NVIDIA, which places at number four.
However, Business 2.0 does note that Microsoft's choice of NVIDIA as an Xbox partner influenced this ranking - so the decision to go with a modified version of ATI's R500 chipset for the successor to the Xbox may well cause NVIDIA to take a dip in the eyes of the business community.
No other publishers were featured in the top 100 listing, although Electronics Boutique did pop in at number 31, while computer memory supplier Rambus was boosted up to number 64 thanks to its deal with Sony for the PS2 (its technologies will also find their way into the PS3).
In terms of position changes, Take Two is a new entry to the top 100, while Electronic Arts climbed from number 61 up to number five; NVIDIA was also a climber, jumping from number 13 up to number four.
The companies were ranked according to revenue, profit, operating cash flow (in the past three years) and stock market return (gauged over 12 months). The most important factor was cash flow growth, which accounted for twice the importance of the other three areas in the calculation.