…wait for it: Grand Theft Auto V is officially a record holder. The brand new sandbox has earned itself the highest first-day retail sales of any title in the GTA series – and in the history of parent company Take-Two Interactive.
Grand Theft Auto V launched on September 17 – and analysts are estimating first day sell-through figures of more than $800 million worldwide. It has not yet launched in Japan or Brazil, and it’s already saving lives.
Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two is, understandably, a bit pleased.
Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence.
Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.
Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for PS3 and Xbox 360. A petition is circulating in hopes of a PC version of the game, and there have been hints of an Xbox One / PS4 version, but Rockstar remains tight lipped.
Remember, if you have the game on Xbox 360, do not install disc 2, for optimum performance.