GTA V Becomes Fastest Selling Entertainment Property Ever

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:00 PM
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GTA V has tipped over the $1bn mark in just three days of being on sale, becoming the fastest ever entertainment property to reach the landmark.

Just yesterday we brought you the news that the day one sales hit a record-breaking high of £800m and it seems that despite stock shortages, that figure is climbing yet higher...

Well that really didn’t take very long. GTA V’s nearest sales competitor, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 took a comparatively huge 15 days to reach the billion mark.

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

I must admit I haven’t even got around to picking my copy up yet, and many of us are waiting for the inevitable PC release, so this figure could get significantly higher.

Any of you consoles not picked GTA V up yet, if not, why?

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08:14 Sep-22-2013

I picked it up and it is indeed a fun game so far, im still in the beginning but i enjoy the game so far. Def worth getting.

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07:53 Sep-22-2013

Ow SH*T! GTA V is just shattering records after records...

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18:48 Sep-21-2013

So if they got $1 billion for those copies,and they had a $250 milion(If my memory is right) budget,then why the hell don't they release the PC version???
I know...it may be cracked...but what can they lose???

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16:10 Sep-22-2013

So they can release console versions faster. They need to work on next-gen console ports too and then they should release the PC version :C

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16:35 Sep-22-2013

I read that wont be a next gen console version of the gta 5..

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16:51 Sep-22-2013

it has to be.

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17:04 Sep-22-2013
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12:43 Sep-30-2013

That link seems to be a bit broken...so let's just hope that Rockstar is intersted in making ps4 ans xbox1 versions of GTA V...oh...and don't forget about PC...

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00:14 Sep-24-2013

I buy GTA V for xbox 360.
When they release GTA V for PC I will buy it again.
GTA V is best of the best!!!

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05:57 Sep-24-2013

me too, i got it for ps3, waiting for pc, and hope for ps4 :D

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22:48 Sep-24-2013

:)

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12:41 Sep-21-2013

Guys great news, GTA 5 is indeed coming on PC
Here check this:
http://www.gamezone.com/news/2013/09/20/gta-5-pc-spotted-for-late-november-early-december-release
Lets hope its true

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18:52 Sep-21-2013

If this is true...and it will come on 22nd of November,then i just got my birthday present!!!
I won't be sad if it will be a bit late, if it will come on DEcember 6th :D

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12:28 Sep-21-2013

and that is because they didn t launch the game on pc.

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07:37 Sep-21-2013

Mean while at EA:"WE NEED MORE MONEY,DEVELOPE BATTLEFACK 5,LAUGHSIS 4,MEDAL OF BORING...NOW!!!!!!!!!!!"

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09:00 Sep-21-2013

GTA V being the eleventh entrant into a best-selling series it takes Einsteinian intellect to ignore the obvious parallel, my friend. Also, congratulations on the 'Laughsis' pun. A work of art, that one.

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12:44 Sep-30-2013

WAit...laugsis isn't developed by Crytek? ..or that's just another thing i think it is ?

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06:38 Sep-21-2013

Oh, psshaa, I made a game that sold a billion and a half before. It was called "Deer Hunter 9000" Wait, whaddaya mean it's not real? I sold it on the TES console, and it was showcased in T3! I got perfect 10 scores from 3 reviewers, but that scumbag "Star Games" gave me a 9 though....

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09:36 Sep-21-2013

sure sure

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06:38 Sep-21-2013

Rockstar deserves this %100 percent, they are awsome. What other game company sets up server competitions for prizes? What other game company has sold 1bil in 3 days? What other game company listens to fans? What other game company Has been a success since 1998? I could go on and on. Rockstar needs a big round of aplause.

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02:02 Sep-23-2013

if they listen to their fanss where is the PC version the petition for pc release has reached 40000 fans and maybe more and still rockstar do nothing about that

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05:36 Sep-23-2013

You have a point there, anar :/

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05:37 Sep-23-2013

Well, maybe they're actually making it already, and they just haven't told the fans yet. I think they want to suprise us ;D

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02:11 Sep-23-2013

Yea man the petition is already at 528,620 and if you go now i bet you it probably reached 20 more and the fact that all these people are on forums saying there opinions and saying release it there not humble and deserve only a few applause's one for a great game and two for 1 billion dollar's in 3 days that's it

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15:24 Sep-23-2013

they are releasing it on pc dont worry

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05:41 Sep-21-2013

i hope WatchDogs will reach 2billion dollars in 3 days...and i hope it will because they will release it almost in all platforms.

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06:24 Sep-21-2013

I also wish it to happen.

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03:05 Sep-21-2013

it's time they should release it on pc :)

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04:39 Sep-21-2013

No buddy it's too soon ,, Rockstar wants to have more and more money and when the console market doesn't sell anymore they will release it on next gen and pc :)

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06:17 Sep-21-2013

And even if they do release it on the PC I don't think that they would optimize the game for PC. I can't max out GTA 4. The FPS drops to 20 sometimes. It seems to be a CPU bottleneck.
I bought the Complete edition. EFLC seems to run a little better overall at max settings.

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13:06 Sep-21-2013

they have enough life with that amount of money.. 256 million budget with 1 billion dollar is more than profit

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02:30 Sep-21-2013

Now they have no excuses what so ever for the pc version to have bad optimization!

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01:52 Sep-21-2013

Found a leak that GTA V is going to come out for PC on 22 November 2013.
ps: source on my profile.

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01:20 Sep-21-2013

the petition is almost over, 500 left

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00:35 Sep-21-2013

lol i wonder do rockstar even know how much we want the game to come out do they even read game spot and game debate the peoples comments and stuff i mean why havnt they said any thing yet ?

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03:13 Sep-21-2013

I would imagine it's because if they don't announce it yet, some PC players with consoles might not be so hopeful, so they go out and purchase the console version. Then when the sales figures start declining they bust out the PC version and make even more money :)

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00:34 Sep-21-2013

My jaw is on the floor. 1 Billion in three days.

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00:38 Sep-21-2013

It could of been 1 billion dollars made in 1 day of sails if it came out for PC :/

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06:31 Sep-21-2013

True that!

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00:21 Sep-21-2013

dear rockstar please release GTA 5 on pc

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23:40 Sep-20-2013

They really had to realise it for pc just for records :)

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21:55 Sep-20-2013

This game it's an absolute masterpiece, i can't wait to see the next gen version of this game, ps3/xb360 (ps3 in my case) graphics looks old beside my pc :) i did the comparison on max payne 3 ps3 version from a friend of my, to my pc version, side to side and it's a large different. Hopes for a pc release, and a good optimization ;)

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22:07 Sep-20-2013

Is hard to make a game with great graphics and good optimization for an 8 years old port. And it's a huge open world game with so many details in it in I don't refer HD when I said details.
I know it's 2013 but the platform is very old, this game should be compared with gta 4 xbox360 or ps3 version or any other open world game made for old gen console.The game looks great for that old rusty platform :)

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21:29 Sep-20-2013

so it hit £800 million on day one but took 3 days to reach $1 billion.
please, someone explain to me how that works.
£800 million is equal to $1.28 billion.

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21:31 Sep-20-2013

:D

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21:33 Sep-20-2013

Maybe people got payed after it came out?

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01:32 Sep-21-2013

I think that's a typo, it should be $800 million on day one.

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