Unless you’ve been living under rock, a million miles away from the sunny climes of Los Santos, you may be aware of a little known car-jacking simulator that’s been doing the rounds in recent weeks. Here’s a clue: Opulent Stealing Vehicle 5. If you've still never heard of it, you really should read more headlines.
Not content with gathering in tidal waves of cash, the gang over at Rockstar has amassed seven Guinness World Record’s since the game’s release on September 17th.
GTA V has rapidly become something of a phenomenon these last few weeks, netting well over $1bn so far, and shifting 11 million copies on the day of its release. The man who learn how to juggle eleven balls must be kicking himself.
Not content with this, it has also become the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billlion (3 days since you asked so nicely), single handedly mocking such other high-grossing entertainment greats as Avatar and Harry Potter.
It’s already surpassed the lifetime sales of its not quite so well received predecessor Grand Theft Auto IV, on the way to becoming the 12th best-selling game ever; although it's still some way behind the behemoth that was the 80-million selling Wii Sports.
"GTA totally deserves to be recognised as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books," said the Guinness World Records' editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.
"Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won!"
The full list of Guinness World Records broken by GTA 5 are as follows:
1. Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
2. Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
3. Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
4. Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
5. Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
6. Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
7. Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame
This is all of course without taking into account any PC sales that may be acquired in the future, when we home it makes it finally makes its way over.
Who's managing to hold out, waiting for that PC release?
Who's buckled under the hype?
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