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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 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...


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