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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:17

GTA 5 pulls in $800M in one day, nears record

 

Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Take-Two Interactive tallied $800 million in sales on the game's first day of release, the company announced today.

 

That's the highest launch-day revenue of any GTA game and any game in Take-Two history, according to internal estimates. Grand Theft Auto 5 launched yesterday, Sept. 17, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide, except in Japan and Brazil, where it will be released soon.

 

Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 currently holds the record as the entertainment release that was the quickest to reach the $1 billion mark — last November, Black Ops 2grossed $1 billion within 15 days of launch, one day faster than 2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and two days faster than the 2009 film Avatar.

 

"All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto 5. 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, in a press release today. According to Take-Two, more than 8,300 stores in North America held midnight openings forGrand Theft Auto 5.

 

The game is available in a standard edition for $59.99, a Special Edition for $79.99 and a GameStop-exclusive Collector's Edition for $149.99. Take-Two did not release a figure for the total number of copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 that have been sold so far.

 

Source: Polygon




#2 Roger H.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:20

That's some serious bread!

 

Makes that $250M they did for production seems all worth it and then some!



#3 Jason S.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:20

Holy Balls :|

 

where's that 'mother of god' gif :p



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:23

I'm sure GTA V would have broken all records if it was released on PC.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:32

Dayem. Well deserved to be honest.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:40

Holy Balls :|

 

where's that 'mother of god' gif :p

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#7 srbeen

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:40

$800 million is sales figures is not profit people. Sony, Microsoft, disc pressers, license holders, resellers and a LOT of other people get a cut before they get theirs. Out of that 800 million in sales they likley havn't even broke even for their $234M investiment, yet. For only being sold for 1 day figures are looking good for recouping their investiment by the end of tomorrow....



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:42

Have not bought it yet.  Waiting to make sure it is not just another same old GTA.  Plus, I have a few other games I am playing i need to finish first.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:43

I'm sure GTA V would have broken all records if it was released on PC.

This x10.  GTA is much better on a PC, imo.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:44

and in a year they will be declaring bankruptcy because "no one buys games anymore" and "piracy"... </s>



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:47

I'm sure GTA V would have broken all records if it was released on PC.

Yeah, Black Ops 2 was released on consoles and PC at the same time. It certainly helped it to reach higher number of sales.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:50

$800,000,000, in one day...

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#13 CygnusOrion

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 19:53

Impressive, most impressive!

 

But what is best in life?



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:05

It's kind of disappointing to see things like this, tbh. Cause it goes to show devs and publishers that people will gladly shovel money into the same ol kind of thing over and over. Which will have the effect of reducing the number of actual new games(and creativity in gaming in general) even further than this generation already has.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:13

It's kind of disappointing to see things like this, tbh. Cause it goes to show devs and publishers that people will gladly shovel money into the same ol kind of thing over and over. Which will have the effect of reducing the number of actual new games(and creativity in gaming in general) even further than this generation already has.


To be fair, it's not like the GTA games have any kind of continuous story line, so it's not a "sequel" in any traditional sense, and they're consistently great games. Besides, a good game is a good game, regardless of whether or not it's a sequel.