Take-Two announces preliminary fiscal 2005 results

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced preliminary and unaudited financial results of $1.2 billion in net sales and diluted net income per share of $0.53 for its fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 and $308 million in net sales and $0.27 in diluted net income per share for its fiscal 2005 fourth quarter.

These figures are considered preliminary due to the need for additional time to complete the Company's year-end results, including its assessments required for its first year of reporting under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Take-Two expects to file its Form 10-K within the timeframe required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company's diluted earnings per share for the periods above do not include the impact of adopting FASB 123, requiring the expensing of employee stock options beginning on November 1, 2005.

Take-Two is revising its fiscal 2006 first quarter guidance to reflect the continued retail weakness for video game software during the holiday selling season in both North America and Europe, as well as the movement into the second quarter of Top Spin 2 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance and College Hoops 2K6 for the Xbox 360 to provide additional development time. The Company now expects $230 to $250 million in net sales and a net loss per share for the first quarter ending January 31, 2006.

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