Talk about a terrific first day, Rockstar has confirmed with us that in the first 24 hour Take-Two Interactive Software and the Grand Theft Auto Series has beaten its record with over $800 million in launch-day sales.
According to Take-Two’s report, Grand Theft Auto V delivered “the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the Company and the Grand Theft Auto series”. Launched on September 17 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360, this total does not include the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil.
“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 Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “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.”
Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 and is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.
Grand Theft Auto V also includes access to Grand Theft Auto Online, the revolutionary new open world online game launching October 1, 2013 that comes free with every copy of Grand Theft Auto V.
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