Take-Two Interactive Software has just announced that Grand Theft Auto V had the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company as well as the GTA series. It achieved first day sell-through of more than $800 million worldwide.
That is a crazy huge number! The game hasn’t even been released in Japan and Brazil yet.
“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “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.”
GTA V has been receiving incredible reviews as well. Have you picked up a copy yet?? Tell us what you think of the game in the comments below.