Take-Two have announced that Grand Theft Auto V made approximately $800 million in it’s first 24 hours of release, becoming not only the biggest first-day title in the GTA series, but also in the company’s history.
That figure includes sales of the games across all platforms and in all territories the game has thus far been released in, with the game yet to see release in Brazil and Japan, where even more copies will be sold.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said;
“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. 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.”