T2: Packaged goods still dominant in 5 years

In five years’ time packaged form will still be the way most purchase their games. At least, that’s how Grand Theft Auto house Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick sees the future.

Digital currently holds a 10% share of the market, a number he expects to rise to 25-30 percent “over time.”

“I still think in five years the packaged goods business will dominate,” he’s told Reuters. “It’s kind of irrelevant to us — basically the same gross margin, basically the same risk.”

The soon-to-be-CEO also echoed words said on an investors call recently, saying the company doesn’t have “any structural impediment to being profitable in a given year,” something that wasn’t the case when he entered the company. Take-Two used to be all but dependent on Gran Theft Auto.

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