Take-Two has announced that Grand Theft Auto V exceeds approximately $800 million worldwide within 24 hours in launch-day sales.
According to Take-Two’s report, GTA V marks “the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the Company and the Grand Theft Auto series” Even though the sells figure does not include the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil.
They also confirmed GTA IV exceeds 3.6 million units on its opening day, with retailer included, approximately $310 million worldwide.
“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.”
GTA V launched September 17th worldwide for the PS3. Be sure to check back for our review.