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GTA V Made $800 Million Within One Day

By Jermain Jackson in News

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Take-Two has revealed today that Grand Theft Auto V has made approximately $800 million in total sales during the 24 hours of its release. It marks “the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series”.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated. “Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence. Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”

Take note that the figures includes sales across both platforms and all territories except Brazil and Japan; which will see the game’s release later on. GTA V was in development for 5 years and had a budget of $260 million. It’s safe to say that Take-Two has more than enough to cover those expenses.

Grand Theft Auto V is out now on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Its multiplayer component Grand Theft Auto Online will be released on October 1st.

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