Initial information indicated that GTA V’s launch is the biggest video game launch ever in the world.
Grand Theft Auto 5’s day one sales worldwide exceeded a staggering $800 million, making it one of the successful entertainment launches in history, topping even the mammoth that was Call of Duty: Black Ops 2…
Take Two have confirmed that it is the highest number of launch day retail sales in company history, which should go quite some way to helping it out of its financial predicament.
Figures from the UK suggest sales of 1.57 million copies for the first day alone. We make that as 1 in 40 of the entire population buying it on day one, not bad eh?
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.”
The exact number of copies sold worldwide but judging from the $800 million figure, at $60 a copy that equates to over 13 million copies sold. That figure seems absolutely monstrous, dwarfing the sales of any game in recent years; I expect DeepSilver are glad it got Saints Row IV out the door quick, as sales of that recent hit are surely set to plummit.
Think how much more the game could have sold if it was available on PC, the elusive $1bn could potentially have been attained.
The game has been garnering some of the best scores seen, but the full title is still yet to be released, as the hotly anticipated online component is set to made available on October 1st. Grand Theft Auto Online is said to contain over 500 missions to play in cooperation with, or against, up to 15 other players in Los Santos.
Do you think Rockstar could have broken the $1bn barrier if the game launched on PC?
When do you think the PC will see the light of day?
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