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GTA 5 fastest selling entertainment property ever, Take-Two says

GTA 5 is the fastest selling entertainment property ever, according to Take-Two's estimates. The game has brought in more than $1 billion in its first three days on store shelves, after selling more than $800 million on its first day.

The Avengers film surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales ten days after its release in the U.S. and most other countries, according to Guinness World Records. A copy of GTA 5 costs significantly more than a movie ticket, of course, and cinema sales aren't weighted nearly as heavily toward their first day as game sales.

So while this doesn't mean games are the world's dominant form of entertainment, it does prove again they can be one of its highest grossing. And in the realm of game sales GTA 5 is king, having beaten Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to $1 billion by a very comfortable 12 days.

"Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said in a statement. "We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V."

8 comments

  • triplex_ca - September 22, 2013 6:36 p.m.

    this game is awesome but trevor is by far the funniest character rockstar games have ever created
  • Redeater - September 20, 2013 7:41 p.m.

    Take that Ubisoft. I hope that hit you square in the fucking nuts. I tried replaying that bucket of shit that was AC3 again a few days ago and got stuck on a glitch that made me reset the fucking system. I didn't bother to play it again after that but I thought that given they made me download over 20 mb of patches it would run at least 30 min without a crash. I've only encountered one bug in GTAV and I'm loving the shit out of it. This is how you make money Ubisoft. You don't dilute the brand by yearly fucking releases. (Yearly releases on the same engine that still are preposterously buggy as shit)
  • bebbsy - September 21, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    GTA V is one of the best all around games iv played and after you completed it 100% you can start a new game and make new choices and its still just as fun :) everyone knew GTA V was the biggest announcement for a very long time and it defo didnt dissappoint
  • BladedFalcon - September 20, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Fuck yeah! About time someone else took the spotlight over Call of Duty! I hope this sends a loud and clear message that it pays more to take your time, but make a GOOD proper game than to milk something constantly until burning out.
  • Shnubby - September 20, 2013 12:58 p.m.

    Amen, brother!
  • larkan - September 21, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    Unfortunately they won't, because that 5 year span it took to make one game, Activision has made 5 games, and have made quite a bit more money than what GTA V will make over it's lifetime.
  • BladedFalcon - September 21, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    That may be true... but on the flipside, GTA has been a brand that has endured over a decade and has continued to grow with each iteration. Whereas Call of Duty is inevitably doing to burn out sooner than later, and possibly even kill the franchise same way Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk were drained.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - September 20, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Well deserved

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