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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 BRB29 on 9/21/2013 11:43:13 AM , Rating: 0
Most PCs don't have mid level graphics, they have integrated or low end graphics.

Let's just say there is 500mil active PCs out there(low estimate)
Only 10% has mid level graphics or ~50million
Only 10% of those PC owners buy GTA V or 5 million
It would cost $50 a piece(PC tends to be $10 lower and more sales)

That would mean roughly another $250.

I would say a realistic low estimate if PC market was launched as well is another additional $100mil in 3 days.

It's no joke how successful the sales on this game is.

RE: Sheeeeit!
By SlyNine on 9/21/2013 12:12:06 PM , Rating: 4
But then you realized that you are just pulling the numbers out of your ass.

RE: Sheeeeit!
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/21/2013 2:24:15 PM , Rating: 2
What you are not taking into account is that consoles may have been highly capable when they came out, but the PS3 is now 7 years old. The XBOX 360 is 8 years old. Technology moves fast in that amount of time.

The graphics processors in each of these (ATI Xenos X1800 derivative for the XBOX, Nvidia RSX G70 derivative for the PS3) may have been state of the art 8 years ago, gut both of them are outstripped even by current embedded graphics. I really was being generous to the consoles when I said Mid-level PC graphics are needed. Currently integrated video processors will handle the workload just fine at the same conditions these consoles run under.

But all of this really si moot since there was information leaked about a PC version of GTA V being released in time for the Black Friday/Christmas rush.

RE: Sheeeeit!
By Mitch101 on 9/22/2013 10:47:33 AM , Rating: 2
That's exactly what you needed to say to get the point across. If its not understood now give up before it gives you a headache.

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