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GTA V sets new record in sales - $1 billion in just three days

GTA V breaks the $1 billion in sales mark in just 72 hours. Beats out previous record holder by weeks.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Fri, Sep 20 2013 2:12 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

Earlier this week, I reported that Grand Theft Auto V had become the fastest selling game of all time, and was well on its way to reaching $1 billion faster than any other game by weeks. Today, Take-Two Interactive announced that in just three days' time, GTA V has surpassed the $1 billion in sales milestone.

GTA V sets new record in sales - $1 billion in just three days | TweakTown.com

"We believe this marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games and feature films, has reached this significant milestone," the company said in a statement.

"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."

The only other video game to ever come close to this new record was Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which netted $1 billion over the course of 15 days. Unfortunately, Take-Two Interactive did not disclose just how many copies have already sold, but they did say that the $1 billion mark has been passed.

NEWS SOURCE:ir.take2games.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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