Screenshot of "Grand Theft Auto V" featuring a man in a car being chased by three police cars.

Image source: Take-Two Interactive.

Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) stock has posted impressive gains over the past five years, putting up a nearly 270% increase while the S&P 500 index has grown roughly 70% across the stretch. The video game publisher has managed to beat expectations thanks to strong sales for key software releases and the rise of digital distribution, and future results will depend heavily on the company's ability to leverage its key entertainment franchises.

Click through the following presentation for a look at five video game franchises that will have big impacts on Take-Two's performance over the next decade.

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