We knew that GTA V was going to be the biggest game of the year in terms of popularity, but now we get to give you an idea just how that has translated into sales. The GTA V first day sales figures are already being calculated and it looks like GTA V has not only beaten previous records set by Call of Duty, but beaten the series by a significant margin as well.
Without further ado, Take-Two has already announced that an estimated $800 million has been generated on GTA V sales in the space of 24 hours – just take that in for a second. That amazing figure is now a world record, beating Black Ops 2 in the process which ‘only’ managed $500 on its first day.
Black Ops 2 still holds the global entertainment record of reaching $1 billion in just 15 days, but we have a feeling that GTA V is going to smash that figure if sales keep up at this incredible pace. Even then, Take-Two has said that these estimated sales do not include Japan and Brazil markets, since the game is yet to be launched there.
$800 million in just one day – and critics were saying that the gaming industry was going downhill. Black Ops 2 was already a shock to the system by managing $500 million in one day, but for Rockstar to smash that figure by $300 million without breaking a sweat – it just defies belief on what could be possible when 15 day sales figures are amassed.
If you still haven’t ordered the game yet, we really don’t know what you are waiting for. You can keep up with our ongoing GTA V coverage over the next few weeks. So far we have told you about some cheat codes, a PS3 Vs Xbox 360 graphics comparison, some buzzard helicopter gameplay and some problems when downloading the digital version on PSN.
What is your reaction to the new record set by GTA V in just 24 hours? $800 million is a crazy amount of money – congratulations to Rockstar, nobody is going to argue that they don’t deserve it which is perhaps a rarity these days in the gaming industry.
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