When Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V neared its release, Take Two Interactive reported that the publisher wanted to make $1 billion in sales within its first year. The game finally release with critical acclaim and it was predicted by analysts that the billion dollar mark be reached within the month. Take Two Interactive this morning announced that Rockstar’s crime epic Grand Theft Auto V reached $1 billion in sales over its first three days. That’s a lot of people visiting Los Santos.
“We believe this marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games and feature films, has reached this significant milestone,” Take Two noted in its announcement. “Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”
Grand Theft Auto V managed to rake in $800 million on its release day, so the news didn’t come to that much of a surprise considering the previous accomplishment made by Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, making $1 billion in 15 days, one day faster than 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and two days faster than the three fastest movies to hit that number: Avatar, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and, most recently, The Avengers. Black Ops 2 pulled in more than $500 million on its launch day. This really marks a true achievement in the industry.
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