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It made $800 million in the first 24 hours

"Grand Theft Auto V" is shattering sales records with $1 billion in sales in just the first three days of availability.

Take-Two Interactive -- which is the distributor of the hot new video game -- announced that GTA V's $1 billion sales in three days blasts the record of any other video game, film or entertainment product ever released. 

In its first day alone, GTA V grossed over an enormous $800 million

“Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”


GTA V cost between $200 million and $250 million and took about five years to make. The last installment in the series -- GTA IV -- was released in 2008. 

For comparison purposes, Activision Blizzard Inc's "Call Of Duty: Black Ops II" took 15 days to hit $1 billion in global sales after being released in November 2012. Its first-day sales hit $500 million.

GTA V gameplay allows gamers to cruise around a fictional world based on real-life locations such as Los Angeles. For those with youngsters, it does feature adult material like carjacking, picking up prostitutes and murdering bystanders (which is typical for the series). 

The game was released September 17 and is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 

Source: Take-Two Interactive Software



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RE: Sheeeeit!
By retrospooty on 9/20/2013 6:40:04 PM , Rating: 3
Dont forget, RIMM worked on their killer OS10 phones for 3 years before it released and lost 1 billion this quarter. So there is bang for your buck there LOL.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Mitch101 on 9/20/2013 9:43:17 PM , Rating: 2
GTA V has also been in development for a long time and an analyst estimated it cost 137 million to make. Quite a risk but GTA has a big enough following to go for it and it paid off. Good for them. I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see people waiting for the PS4 and Xbox one versions or getting it again. Add to it the PC version isn't out which probably increases sales of the console versions and decreases piracy.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Morvannec on 9/21/2013 8:55:55 AM , Rating: 2
I haven't bought it yet because I'm waiting for the PS4 version. I'd LOVE to play GTAV, but I am through with the current gen. I'm not spending money on a game for a console I'll be getting rid of in a couple of months.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Mitch101 on 9/21/2013 10:49:31 AM , Rating: 2
I have a feeling there are still a lot of people thinking the same. This game could have another pop. Curious to see where it lands when all is said and done.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By rs2 on 9/22/2013 8:05:31 PM , Rating: 2
Yes. Though in any case, the important thing here is that the development of GTA6 is now assured.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Flunk on 9/23/2013 10:29:19 AM , Rating: 3
I predict it won't look much better. They spent 5 years developing it with PS3 and Xbox 360 in mind. The most we can really expect from the PS4 port is higher resolution and AA. It will be like the PC version of GTA IV, but hopefully less buggy.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Spookster on 9/23/2013 5:03:01 PM , Rating: 2
Sony is working on a solution for backwards compatibility through the Gaikai service they bought last year. Although no details yet on if/how they will allow you to play the PS3 games you have already bought.

http://bgr.com/2013/09/19/ps4-game-upgrades-ps3-ga...


RE: Sheeeeit!
By SlyNine on 9/21/2013 12:08:13 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, because the people that pirate things go out and buy them when piracy is not an option...

Are you seriously going to fall for that circular path of logic? Will you then use this later to further that fallacious logic?

I wont buy it because it's not on PC. are there people claiming they are buying because its not on PC?

There is no proof either way, but you can look at the numbers presented by people that make billions on DRM if you'd like. I'm sure they are about as honest as petroleum companies.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Mitch101 on 9/22/2013 10:42:14 AM , Rating: 3
Not entirely. I do believe there is a majority of pirates who will never buy a game they will forever pirate there is no changing that.

However Im positive not every pirate is poor and cant afford the game but pirates out of convenience. You dont have to be tech savy today just a bit resourceful. Im also positive the less resourceful ones look for their buddy to provide that or offer it up to them if they had it. Hey dont buy it Ill get you a copy mentality.

With that If a pirated version of the game were available for download for PC they would just download a cracked PC version instead. The logic being why not its $50-$60.00 they can spend on something else and thats a chunk of change. Being there is no PC version easily available for download if they want to play the game or with friends they will bite the bullet.

The second part is the friends of the pirate/resource well Joe cant get me a cracked copy Ill just go out and buy it this time I dont want to be left out everyone else is playing and I want in.

Want or Need to play > Convenience of obtaining cracked copy.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By ReloadAO on 9/23/2013 7:43:05 AM , Rating: 2
I play pirated games, and I'm not ashamed of it.

I also have plenty of games that I bought because I have played them before and I wanted to buy them. Usually, I try game from illegal source (no demos anymore) and If I like game I buy it.

If I have to buy a game I did not tried I would rather not buy it. I think pirating is helping PC sales of GOOD titles, that are worth to spend money on.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Mitch101 on 9/23/2013 8:35:43 AM , Rating: 2
Hats a good point I can think of many titles I purchased that weren't worth the cd they were printed on much less if it came on a napkin. Or the trial version which has features disabled then when you purchase it the disabled features don't live up to expectations or they release a new version and look for more money on you upgrading.

If Adobe would only wake up and smell the coffee on pricing their products for everyone instead of saying you can have a career in them. I bet a lot more people would buy the product instead of pirate it.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By GotThumbs on 9/22/13, Rating: -1
RE: Sheeeeit!
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/23/2013 10:05:38 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the input nanny.

If you are pointing at this game and saying it is the cause of violent and criminal behavior, I would point at the world 20 years ago and challenge you to show me the difference in crime rates.

I would bet you don't really find a difference that you can prove is tied to violent games.


RE: Sheeeeit!
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/23/2013 10:15:11 AM , Rating: 1
It is asshats with attitudes like yours that assumes that media is the cause of violence and poor social attitudes. The real cause is that kids do not go outside and interact with their friends anymore face-to-face. They are too busy sitting on their butts in front of a tv, computer or console.

Sure it keeps them off the streets and out of the hands of the social deviants, but when they finally do go out and interact with their peers, they have learned precious little about real-life social interaction. That education requires that a kid goes out, make his social mistakes and learn (sometimes the hard way by getting his ass kicked) how to deal with society.

Don't blame it on games, Blame it on parents that have no clue how to prepare their kids for participating in society.


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