Gaming numbers are making Hollywood numbers look tiny

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A million dollars isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A billion dollars. That’s the message from the gaming industry after the success of recent games, including Grand Theft Auto V.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard: “Grand Theft Auto V,” the latest installment of the storied video game franchise, took in over $1 billion in its first week. That’s more than any movie released this year, with the exception of “Iron Man 3” (which happens to be the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time). At this rate, “GTA V” could be a nontrivial contributor to the U.S. gross domestic product. It’s a cultural event. Even Apple Inc. should be impressed.

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