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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 SPOOFE on 9/22/2013 4:42:08 PM , Rating: 1
Oh man, that is so funny. Where do you get that idea?

PC sales numbers and Steam's hardware survey in particular, both providing data suggesting most PC's lack significant graphical power.

The healthiest segment of PC gaming are those games that don't require especially capable hardware. Thus, the suggestion that the PC platform is significant to high-fidelity games is a canard.

But I get it: The PC Master Race clowns are extremely hypersensitive to anything other than glowing, masturbatory praise of their Holy Platform, and anything that could possibly be interpreted as less-than-positive warrants a "burn at the stake" mentality.

RE: Sheeeeit!
By StevoLincolnite on 9/23/2013 12:43:51 AM , Rating: 2
They don't lack significant power.
Even Intel Decelerator graphics bundled for free can run console ports at 720P@30fps, aka, the same as the consoles.
And considering how cheap an Intel NUC is...

The PC games industry is a 20 Billion dollar market, Valve helped consolidate it and fixed many of the issues that plagued the market by providing convenience and a price gamers are willing to pay.
In comparison the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 is a 15.5 Billion dollar games market and that's two platforms combined.

As for the Steam survey specifically, 30% of systems weren't included as it falls into the "unknown" category, plus systems with nVidia's Optimus or the AMD equivalent don't show their discreet GPU's in the survey, only the Integrated chips, which is usually Intel.

Lastly, most people don't actually see a need to even upgrade, even a Core 2 Quad Q6600 overclocked a little, which is 6-odd years old and a $30-$40 Radeon 6570 is capable of playing 99% of games today at 720P easily enough.
When you have a highly popular, albeit demanding game, people upgrade, aka. "The Crysis Effect". (nVidia's profits actually rose after that games release.)

If you are someone who buys allot of games, the PC even works out cheaper than buying a console.
Sales are plentiful, with the addition of free online access.

The PC Gaming Master race is truly supreme. ;)

RE: Sheeeeit!
By degobah77 on 9/23/2013 10:50:01 AM , Rating: 2
Wait, so I didn't need to buy a $450 video card to play the latest games like Far Cry 3? I just need a $35 budget card and I can play everything at the lowest settings and be perfectly happy! Yeah!

This is the strangest argument ever. Most people's PCs are off the shelf Dells and HPs that have NO graphical ability other than Solitaire. And Intel graphics can play current console games? L-O-L. Play Far Cry 3 on integrated Intel anything and tell me how your experience is, please. Do it. For all of us. I'd like to know just how fantastic it is.

I have all consoles and a gaming PC. I've gone through dozens of video cards throughout the years, from budget to high performance and to say low end PCs can compete with dedicated gaming hardware is ridiculous. I've seen it first hand, it does NOT happen.

RE: Sheeeeit!
By SPOOFE on 9/24/2013 6:21:47 PM , Rating: 1
Even Intel Decelerator graphics bundled for free can run console ports at 720P@30fps, aka, the same as the consoles.

... Okay. So it's "the same as the console".

Why not just get a console?

The PC games industry is a 20 Billion dollar market,

Only a fraction of which consists of high-fidelity, cutting-edge AAA titles. Don't be absurd.

If you are someone who buys allot of games, the PC even works out cheaper than buying a console.

You've done an excellent job hashing out the usual PC-wank canards. "If you buy more games than you can possibly play, PC gaming comes out cheaper!"

Yeah, but only an idiot buys a hundred games a week, knowing he/she'll only ever be able to play a tiny percent of those.

The PC Gaming Master race is truly supreme. ;)

Supremely full of shit, yeah.

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