"Grand Theft Auto 5" Gameplay Hits: Is the Franchise Still Running Strong?

The following video is from Wednesday's installment of The Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which analysts Eric Bleeker and Jason Moser look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

The nature of hit video game franchises has changed. Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI  )  main franchise, Call of Duty, is on yearly refresh cycles. In stark contrast, it's been five years since the last installment of Take-Two's (NASDAQ: TTWO  )  Grand Theft Auto. Will this long delay hurt sales, or will the wait only increase gamers' interest? Also, has the difference in strategy between Activision and Take-Two led to better returns for investors in either company?

In the video below, Jason and Eric discuss Grand Theft Auto 5 and the state of investing in video game publishers. 

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The relevant video segment can be found between 8:29 and 12:58.

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  • Report this Comment On July 14, 2013, at 7:44 PM, Dq1Ai2013 wrote:

    GTA is great therapy. (Great Therapeutic Americana)

    I have killed 2000 police officers

    900 detectives

    and 1010 FBI and shalomland insecurity agents in GTA4

    Hopefully GTA 5 will have Xe and that other private security firms that orchestrates false flags..You know......the security firm with the Punisher skull t-shirts that was photographed at the Boston Marathon.

  • Report this Comment On July 15, 2013, at 4:44 AM, nenhob wrote:


    Funny it's made in Scotland. Not aMrrrica...

    It's not the game, it's the leading first mover advantage. Watch the game play.... Once again R* has raised the bar in a secular growth story.

  • Report this Comment On July 15, 2013, at 8:34 AM, AgentOrange330 wrote:

    What this article sadly doesn't state is that in that five years Rockstar has also released LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption. Both to critical acclaim.

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