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Grand Theft Auto V Exceeds $800 Million In Worldwide Sales At Launch

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. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ABeastNamedTariq  +   585d ago
Hellll yes. I love it when games like this sell well. They put the time and effort into it, and it shows. They deserve it.
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cleft5  +   585d ago
Just goes to show that spending years on a game instead of producing sequels every year can pay off big. Good job, Rockstar.
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Angels3785  +   585d ago
To be fair though not every developer has the talent, loose time constraints, investment and widespread sucess as rockstar. Let alone the number of people working on the game.
BLow  +   585d ago
You make a good point but that yearly game that I think your talking about makes a billion dollars itself every year on launch. The industry has room for both models and Rockstar made one hell of a game. They are clearly the best at what they do and I enjoy all the games they make. Next up...Red Dead 2. Just imagine that game on next gen hardware. Can't wait....

Edit: Well it actually took Black Ops 2 15 days to hit 1 billion...ooops my bad...whatever.. it's still a shit load of money either way.
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AmazingBrian  +   585d ago
@BLow its actually read dead 3
jackanderson1985  +   585d ago
Activision post huge sales from rehashes of COD so that also pays off. BLOPS 2 got 1billion in 15 days...i know GTA5 will probably fly past that in a week but still... 1 billion yearly or 2 billion ever 5 years? i know which i'd take
egidem  +   585d ago
I've been diving into game development (an easy 2D space shooter I'm working on) and it's quite some work that goes into creating a simple game (programming, creating art and sound for the game, then putting it all together) and let me say it's no simple work.

I've been playing this game and the sheer amount of scope and content that is in the game is absolutely astounding!

It just makes me think of how many hours went into creating the entire game and I say again - Rockstar deserves every penny :)
SnotyTheRocket  +   584d ago
Well, I mean, technically, it IS a sequel, but, it's still an awesome game.
Sevir  +   585d ago
Good for R* and Take2, this is the most expensive game ever developed in the gaming industry, so it needed to break sales records and such. Now, can we get Agent on PS4 and PS3 PLEASE!!!!
FamilyGuy  +   585d ago
They spent something like 267 million on the game right? Glad to see it was so profitable already from Day 1. Though we all knew this was going to be a huge seller.

Here it is, "265 million". Spent more than any other game ever released as well as almost every movie.
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sinjonezp  +   585d ago
The game makes me wonder are the people at Rock star, Gods? Lol I just hope with this amount of revenue, they can develop a PC Version. While I love the ps3 version of this game, this game was made for high end graphics cards; pushing them to there limits @1080p, 1920×1200, 1440p, and 4k for the ultra enthusiast. Bravo Rock star.
husomc  +   585d ago
only gods are the naughty dogs, btw i'm pretty sure the pc version is ready to go, they just need to milk the max revenue out of ps3 and 360 GTAV before they release to the other platforms
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waltercross  +   585d ago
R* are Game Developer Gods, not many Developers would even be willing to take 5 years of time and spend over $240 million on a game. That Alone makes them Gods, not to mention how good the world looks and It's detail.
dmeador  +   585d ago
I think it was "made" for PS3 and the 360 :) You can really say that about any game, its going to look better using better hardware, but I'm enjoying just fine on the console.

Its also a matter of what they want to spend resources on, other than just money. A PC version will no doubt be coming sometime
Shane Kim  +   585d ago
Then Naughty Gods are even more Gods since they can accomplish AAA games with smaller staff and smaller budget.
showtimefolks  +   585d ago
well deserved RS

bully 2
midnight club
some new IP's

can't wait to see what RS do next on next gen consoles, i believe the next game they release will be agent(not sure if it will be exclusive though)
Lykon  +   585d ago
yeah it's good to see a well crafted game have success. It must have created a lot of jobs too.
Awesome_Gamer  +   585d ago
I'm so glad this outsold CoD. GTA for life!
NYC_Gamer  +   585d ago
R* and GTA V deserve the huge sales numbers
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Benjammin25  +   585d ago
I was nervous at first when playing GTA 5. Thought it would be a bit disappointing like GTA 4 was. But after playing it for over ten hours now, I have no qualms about calling it one of the greatest open world games ever, if not the best. If yearly rehashes like COD deserve the insane amounts of money they make every year, Rockstar deserve to make double. An insane amount of love and care went into it. Oh, and my god, Trevour is just one of the greatest video game characters ever.
Pintheshadows  +   585d ago
After 28 hours and 43 minutes i'd say it is the defining open world game. I've never experienced any other open world that is as rich and lived in as GTA5's take on San Andreas. And it isn't something that is easy to explain. It is something you have to experience. Everything is so tangible. I spent an hour tonight taking a speedboat around the coast and just drinking in the scenery.

A marvel. An absolute marvel and the first game for a while that has left me with a big smile over my face whenever I play it. Which is constantly. I'm watching Impotent Rage right now.
Lykon  +   585d ago
pleased to hear it's better than IV . I'm still put off by the whole mobile phones/friends missions rubbish. Maybe one day they will make one set in the 70's with great music and more of the fun elements that made Vice City great.
TongkatAli  +   585d ago
Congrats to Rockstar and Capcom. Both had big weeks, we need more gaming on console/handheld then ios, keep up the support : )
DVAcme  +   585d ago
I understand Rockstar, but what has Capcom done?
xtremexx  +   585d ago
PurpHerbison  +   584d ago
Tremendous week for Namco as well.
trickman888  +   585d ago
Sizzon  +   585d ago
Congrats Rockstar, having a blast with GTA V.
pacostacos  +   585d ago
WeAreLegion  +   585d ago
I am loving GTA V. I haven't beaten it yet, but I'm still giving The Last of Us my personal GOTY.
Lykon  +   585d ago
Yeah TLOU team have crafted something really unique. The game it reminds of most is Half Life 2.
waltercross  +   585d ago
I Agree, GTA V Should be GOTY!.
PiperMCFierceson  +   584d ago
Greatest game of all time!
Walker  +   585d ago
newflesh  +   585d ago
Oh My Fuc*ing God!!!!
FullMetalTech  +   585d ago
Good lord thats a lot of money! Good for them.
buynit  +   585d ago
Damn thats just in 24hrs... I csnt imagine the first week cause I know that game is going to sell for a long time..
KillerPwned  +   585d ago
And they just about tripled profit.
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skydragoonity  +   585d ago
Ripsta7th  +   585d ago
And now well have a lot ofwanna be gtas coming out trying to get some quick bucks
D_RoyJenkins  +   585d ago
What do you think Saint's Row is?
waltercross  +   585d ago
Just Cause is to.
CrossingEden  +   585d ago
Yes because Saints Row 4 is the biggest GTA rip off ever, you know, with all those super powers, the virtual city, the ability to customize and make literally ANY character you want. Oh oh, how about the part where characters see their past selves, its totes a gta rip off bra.
PurpHerbison  +   584d ago
I think he is just trying to say Saints Row wouldn't exist without GTA, and it is 100% true. No harm done here.
Animal Mutha 76  +   585d ago
That is simply incredible. No movie has done that in a day that I know of.

Staggering. $170M to make seems like a tidy return!
OneAboveAll  +   585d ago
Lannister  +   585d ago
To be fair you can buy 4 or five movie tickets for the cost of one copy of GTA

But it's impressive regardless.
DVAcme  +   585d ago
True, but that would mean that you'd get about, say, 8 hours of entertainment out of the movie tickets, while GTA5 will give you HUNDREDS of hours. That means you'd get 12.5 times the enjoyment time for the same price, and that's not even taking the QUALITY of the entertainment into account, which I can bet GTA5 is MUCH more entertaining than any drivel Hollywood's churning out lately. Part of the reason Hollywood's so desperate to get the rights to a GTA movie, but thankfully Rockstar's not biting.
NarcolepZZZZZZ  +   585d ago
I've never spent $60(+) to see a movie either.
raWfodog  +   585d ago
With a wife and 3 kids, i'm lucky to get out of the movie theater spending less than $80 :(
NarcolepZZZZZZ  +   584d ago
Well if it cost the same as a game you'd be spending $300. I have a wife and 2 children but I can go see a movie for about 45 bucks including popcorn and soda. Of course my movie tickets aren't autographed by the star of the film as yours seem to be.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   585d ago
Very good.
BLAKHOODe  +   585d ago
Somewhere, Square Enix is saying "We'll see if it's successful. It still has a long way to go."
Dasteru  +   585d ago
$800m @ $60/copy is around 13.3m copies, on day 1

The highest selling Squeenix game ever is FF VII which only sold 10m total (including both PC versions)
coolasj  +   585d ago
There's digital and physical copy sales mixed into those. The average is more like $45, I think.
Benchm4rk  +   585d ago
You also have to factor in overseas prices. Not all of us are lucky enough to buy games at $60. I paid $119.95 AUD for my collectors edition copy.
waltercross  +   585d ago
But think about it, This is only PS3/360 and these totals aren't from every region!. Good Job R*!.
Martywren  +   585d ago
KingZFlipper  +   585d ago
That is absolutely insane!

Good job, R* and T2
chrissx  +   585d ago
They deserve it. The games brilliant
nosferatuzodd  +   585d ago
wow crazy money
Sevir  +   585d ago
It sold in excess of GTA4 which life time sales is 15 million across PS3 and Xbox 360..

Opening day sales for GTA4 was around 3 million on PS3 and 2 million on Xbox 360,

They've sold almost 3 times as much on day one of the combined unit sales, so we are looking at potentially 11-15 million units across PS3 and Xbox 360 on day one...

That's freakin mind blowing... Rockstar made a game that sells COD numbers on launch day!!! Out freaking standing!
Angels3785  +   585d ago
15 million? Check your math it'll get there for sure in like a few hours xD but for now 800 million divided by 60 is about 13.3 million sold...but that is assuming everyone bought a standard edition...I for one did not. I got the collectors edition and I know many who got special...so 13.33 is the max possible number of copies sold for right now because not everyone got the regular version.

Also its sold 300 million more than cod ever has on launch day
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Sevir  +   585d ago
I said potentially 11-15 million... I think I was in the ball park that covered the actual sold figures!... So I'm good but thanks.. my math wasn't off it was an approximation.
Benchm4rk  +   585d ago
Also factor in overseas prices. In Australia we pay double the price. Our Special edition was $119.95. Numbers might not be as high as you think. But regardless of that its an amazing game and deserves every bit of it.
IHassounah  +   585d ago
You got a lot of wrong facts there buddy , first thing the Launch day sales : PS3 version sold 1.7 million copies , Xbox 360 version sold 2.4 million copies .
You also got this wrong , GTAIV sold 20 million copies for now
beerzombie  +   585d ago
Now Xbox one next.
MadSientist89  +   585d ago
well deserved, have fun everyone with GTAV :D
Emilio_Estevez  +   585d ago
Doesn't that equate to 13mil copies? (actual #'s are higher, but I assume CE, LE)
Kran  +   585d ago
Considering analysts predicted $1Billion in 1st month, this tells us something:

a) Analysts cant predict crap if they couldn't predict this correctly
b) Around 11 Million copies sold in the first day. ROUGHLY.

Oh man. GTAOnline servers are gonna burn :P
Angels3785  +   585d ago
They did though...the game will sell as estimated 1 billion dollars worth within the 1st month..its always an estimate so its give or take....so far they sound correct and many analysts suggested it would be the biggest entertainment launch ever....so I don't know what you're on about.
Kran  +   585d ago
Its the fact they said it would generate that much within a month rather than a week or a few days. Proves how much they suck at predicting.
GoldenRimz  +   585d ago
Are you contrary to everything? The analysts missed the mark completely. Let the man's statement stand.
SirBradders  +   585d ago
Here in england our analysts predicted 1 billion in the first week not comparing just saying there are some good analysts out there.
hollabox  +   585d ago
Sweet Lord Jesus there's a fire! Take 2 taking a lost on GTA 5? Ain't nobody got time for that!
xbone180  +   585d ago
Well done R* well done *clap*
TheFutureIsBlue  +   585d ago
I imagine this is why they are releasing GTA Online later. I can't imaging their servers handling this many people at launch, lol. Now all R* needs to do is release it on pc and next gen to triple(or more) those sells.
worldwidegaming  +   585d ago
They realized they needed a character someone would like. different nationalities and styles. It works and they will be enjoying the bonuses at the end of the year (or next month...)
Dan_scruggs  +   585d ago
Rockstars indeed.
BLAKHOODe  +   585d ago
Kinda makes you wonder what would happen if Activision would spend $300 million and put 5 years of work into the next Call Of Duty.
Rockstar  +   585d ago
It wouldn't go through the fatigue that it is now.
Same can be said for AC.

Picking this up soon.
Was waiting for a ps4 version but it's either not coming or going to take way too long.
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diehllane  +   585d ago
I don't think Call of Duty would work in that model.
Fans get restless and bored of the same maps and modes.
They NEED the new release each year (or at least constant DLC to give them something new).

I played Call of Duty for Modern Warfare 3 and couldn't make it a year... Same with Black Ops 2.
I get burnt out too quickly. Not enough content.
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