Grand Theft Auto V First Day Sales Exceed $800 Million
Posted by Dave Letcavage
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Take-Two has announced, via their website, that Grand Theft Auto V has exceeded worldwide sales of over $800 million in its first day. This number marks "the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the Company and the Grand Theft Auto series."
Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, had this to say:
“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," said Zelnick. “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.”
It's not surprising that GTA V would earn such phenomenal day one sales given the critical acclaim leading up to its release. In fact, the Xbox 360 version is currently sitting at a 98 on Metacritic, and holds the spot of the best reviewed game of the year.
How are you guys enjoying your trip to Los Santos thus far? Do you feel the game deserves the massive success it's currently seeing?