In not all that surprising news, Take-Two today announced that Grand Theft Auto V has already surpassed $1 billion in sales in only three days of being available. According to estimates, this makes GTAV the fastest that any game, movie or other entertainment event has reached such a milestone.
Read on for the press release from Take-Two with more figures.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) today announced that Grand Theft Auto V, the critically acclaimed latest release from the iconic interactive entertainment series, has achieved worldwide retail sales of more than $1 billion during its first three days on sale, according to Company estimates. We believe this marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games* and feature films**, has reached this significant milestone.
“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.”
Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.
For more information about Grand Theft Auto V, please visit www.rockstargames.com/V.
*Source for previous record: Los Angeles Times, http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/05/entertainment/la-et-ct-call-duty-black-ops-billion-20121205.
**Source for previous record: Filmonic.com, http://filmonic.com/international-box-office-the-avengers-becomes-the-fastest-film-to-ever-reach-1-billion.