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Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive this week said it would shift its fiscal year-end from October 31 to March 31 "to align its fiscal periods more closely with the seasonality of its business."By ending the fiscal year in March instead of October, Take-Two said it will be able to "improve comparability with industry peers." Most of the major publicly-traded video game publishers' fiscal years end in March.The video game industry's packaged retail business is still very seasonal, with the bulk of revenues generated during the holiday quarter, which runs from October through December. Take-Two's current fiscal schedule ends right in the middle of that period, and the change will give the delay-prone publisher more flexibility in scheduling releases. Take-Two said it will report its results for the three- and 12-month periods ending October 31 in mid-December 2010 press release, and hold a corresponding conference call.Buy RS Gold
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