New York, NY - April 10, 2006 - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(NASDAQ: TTWO) today announced that shipments of The Elder Scrolls® IV: OblivionTM for PC and Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft have exceeded 1.7 million units worldwide. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was developed by Bethesda Softworks® and co-published by 2K Games, a Take-Two publishing label.
"We are very encouraged by the worldwide consumer demand for Oblivion,"stated Paul Eibeler, Take-Two's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"The development team at Bethesda promised and delivered the first true next generation role playing game experience."
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is rated "15" by the BBFC and is available for both the PC and Xbox 360 in regular and collector's editions. For more information on the title visit the official web site at www.elderscrolls.com.
About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
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,
PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox
360TM video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary.
Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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