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Red Dead Redemption sells 8 million

Rockstar game helps boost publisher Take-Two's profits

Take-Two has reported its financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2010, posting net revenues of $334.3 million (£208m) and profit of $40.9 million (£25.5m).

During the same period a year earlier, revenues were higher at $360.4 million (£224.3m), but profit was lower at $37.9 million (£23.6m).

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In its financial highlights, the company cited eight million Red Dead Redemption units sold-in to retail since its May 2010 launch, and four million copies of NBA 2K11 shipped.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said: "Strong holiday sales enabled Take-Two to continue to deliver better-than-expected revenue and earnings in the third quarter.

"Our results year-to-date clearly demonstrate the Company's ability to translate its world-class creative resources and diverse portfolio of triple-A franchises into meaningful profits."

He added: "Looking ahead to the balance of the year and fiscal 2012, I have never been more enthusiastic about our diverse line-up of upcoming releases.

"From unique, groundbreaking new titles such as L.A. Noire, to the long anticipated return of Duke Nukem, the interactive entertainment industry's most irreverent hero, we will deliver a broad array of entertainment experiences that promise to delight audiences around the world."

We were massive fans of Red Dead, but that doesn't mean we thought it was perfect - check out what we'd like to see in any sequel here.

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