comscore GTA V sales cross $800 million on opening day, becomes the fastest selling GTA game ever

GTA V sales cross $800 million on opening day, becomes the fastest selling GTA game ever


It was the most hyped game of the year. It got raving reviews and some minor controversies too. And now it’s official that GTA V is the fastest selling game in the GTA franchise, having raked in excess of $800 million in the first 24 hours of launching. It could possibly also become the fastest selling game of all time to cross $1 billion in sales – the current record stands at 15 days for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 last year. Also Read - GTA 5: Here is how to get the game for free on Windows

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Game publisher Take-Two Interactive announced that GTA V opening day performance is the biggest in the company’s history. All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. Also Read - This mod will turn GTA V into GTA Vice City

Rockstar Games, the label that made GTA V, is said to have spent $270 million in developing the game and was expected to make $1 billion this year. With the game yet to launch in Japan and Brazil, it seems that the cash registers won’t stop buzzing any time soon. Cha-ching!

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  • Published Date: September 19, 2013 3:28 PM IST

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