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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 9/24/2013 6:21:47 PM , Rating: 1
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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?

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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.

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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.

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The PC Gaming Master race is truly supreme. ;)

Supremely full of shit, yeah.


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