Grand Theft Auto Five has taken a whopping £496,000,000 in just 24 hours. Take-Two Interactive, the distributor of the game announced on Wednesday of this week that the latest Grand Theft Auto installment had grossed the massive sum in it’s opening day of sales. The amount is almost three times the budget that was used in creating and promoting the game, £170,000,000, from Rockstar North, the developer which is based in Edinburgh. These amounts beat the record for a game’s single day sales, which was set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II in November of last year, which made £310,000,000.
Rockstar Games have once again outdone themselves with Grand Theft Auto V
Strauss Zelnick, who is the CEO of the company exclaimed that Rockstar Games had once again outdone themselves, setting a new standard of excellence, creativity and innovation in the entertainment industry. The game has actually not launched in some major markets such as Brazil and Japan either. Zelnick went on to say that the sales began on Monday at midnight and customers around the world congregated in complete anticipation to be within the first people to experience the next installment of this fantastic series.
In North America alone, 8,300 stores opened at midnight to welcome fans of Grand Theft Auto
In just North America, over 8,300 stores opened at midnight to welcome fans in to purchase the new Grand Theft Auto family member. The game has received critical acclaim across the board. Game based websites across the internet have called it an absolute masterpiece and it has also been called one of the greatest video games ever to be made.
It was called a remarkable achievement in Edge magazine and also asked other players in the industry to “beat that”.
So if you are a Grand Theft Auto fan, Video Game Fan, or fan of all sorts of vehicles, then this is the game for you, though it may be slightly tricky to get your hands on at the moment, with copies completely selling out all over the place.