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Grand Theft Auto V smashes more world records

The Grand Theft Auto V launch was record-breaking. Literally. We already know that it broke Rockstar's own records by selling more than $800 million in is first day, $1 billion in three days, and a predicted $437 million in post-launch sales. Now, those numbers add up to something even bigger: Recognition by Guinness World Records, for not one, but seven achievements.

Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records acknowledges the game broke a number of "entertainment product" records, not just those for video games:

GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we're thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books. Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it's taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I'm also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.

Here's the seven records that Rockstar's latest has smashed in less than a month:

  • Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
  • Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
  • Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
  • Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
  • Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
  • Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
  • Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

Some more impressive numbers: In the UK, Grand Theft Auto V has been on sale for three weeks - and it's already eclipsed GTA IV's lifetime sales, making it officially the 12th biggest selling game of all time. In terms of revenue? It's the 5th biggest money-maker, after four different Call of Duty titles - but the gap's closing fast, as Trevor, Michael and Franklin sneak up and nearly equal the total lifetime revenue of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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  11. […] de los Récords, daba a conocer los 7 títulos de GTA V en unas declaraciones a la página web PlayerAttack. Además, afirmaba que Grand Theft Auto “se merece ser reconocido como un icono de la cultura […]

  12. […] Ahora, se puede decir que dichos logros ya tienen un reconocimiento oficial, una vez que se han incluido en el último número de la obra de referencia mundial en este campo: el libro de los World Record Guinness, cuyo editor jefe, Craig Glenday considera ya al título como “un icono de la cultura británica”, al tiempo que aseguraba sentirse “emocionado por incluir al juego en el libro”, según sus declaraciones al medio PlayerAttack. […]

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  16. […] “GTA заслуживает того, чтобы стать иконой современной британской культуры, и мы очень рады, что у нас появилась возможность включить игру в книгу рекордов Гиннеса. Сегодня игры уже не только хобби, это целая индустрия, способная побить Голливуд!”  – заявил Крейг Глендей, главный редактор Книги рекордов Гиннеса, порталу PlayerAttack . […]

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