Grand Theft Auto V Earns $1 Billion in First 3 Days
September 20, 2013 4:27 PM
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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
and PlayStation 3.
Take-Two Interactive Software
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9/23/2013 3:15:26 AM
the actual tech awareness of these comments sections is terribly low. current gen systems have long been modded and the download of the games is rampant. it was one of the top downloads on piratebay, etc. its no wonder there is so much anti-apple flame on these forums. you guys are just ignorant and or old.
PC versions come out later more so because of hardware compatibility (since all your shitty windows boxes have different hw), and the fact that consoles pay out to get exclusivity for their systems. consoles are subsidized with the consideration that games will be bought. you can't get those specs in a 200 dollar machine even today, years after those consoles came out. rockstar contracts out releases for select systems and thats how the console business does. and MS/sony gets a cut when you buy for their console.
anyway, my point is that the thin analysis that you self proclaimed tech savvy ppl dish out is small fish and quite short sighted.
i have nothing against windows and linux, but it gives me a real laff when you morons diss a system that runs vertically integrated unix. some of us have been asking for just that and apple is the only consumer level guy to deliver. keep hating, ur loss.
come to apple rockstar, you'll save safe time =D
9/23/2013 7:28:15 PM
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