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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 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.

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