We all knew that Grand Theft Auto V would do very well financially, but near a billion dollars in sales in one day? According to Take-Two, that seems to be the case.
Grand Theft Auto V has reportedly made $800 million in sales from the popular crime simulator. Polygon has the best comparisons to other popular gaming and media revenue records, saying that it took just 15 days for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to reach that illustrious $1 billion mark. It also took Black Ops 2 five days to reach what Grand Theft Auto V did in one, while it took 16 days for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and James Cameron’s Avatar 17 days to reach $1 billion.
It appears as though Grand Theft Auto V is on pace to smash the previous record easily. Many gamers were lining up hours before the midnight launch to get the game as soon as they could. Some people even took the crime simulation one step further and practiced it in real life, as three men from Staten Island dressed up as police officers so they could skip the long lines and buy the game right at launch. The hype for this game is overwhelming.
Grand Theft Auto V is out now for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Our review for the game is coming shortly, with a separate review for Grand Theft Auto Online expected in October.