Grand Theft Auto V Surpasses $1 Billion In Sales After Three Days


It looks like the hype train was justifiably packed to the brim. Grand Theft Auto V has now surpassed $1 billion dollars in worldwide sales inside it’s first week on shelves. Day one of GTA V‘s sales grossed $800 million in total, destroying the former 24 sales kingpin, Call of Duty.

It seems that Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick can now relax a bit. GTA V reportedly cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $265 million to develop and market, making it the most expensive video game ever created. Zelnick responded saying,

“Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment,” and continued, “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”

Realistically this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg as far as sales go. Today is Friday, payday for a good amount of the Earth’s populace. Which means there could be another huge spike in sales over the weekend. One of the more incredible things about the GTA series is it’s sales longevity and it’s ability to attract new and repeat players to past installments. Whatever Rockstar North has in store by way of DLC will just be very thick, butter-cream icing on the cake at this point.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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