We all knew that Grand Theft Auto V was going to sell big time, being one of, if not the biggest franchise in all of gaming. It has to the game itself is the most expensive video game ever produced. Bloomberg had predicted that the franchise would make a billion within its first month, which seems to be a somewhat misjudged prediction now. Mostly because, after becoming one of the highest rated games of all-time, it should reach the billion mark point in just its first two days right?
Well According to IGN, Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive revealed that GTA V made $800 million dollars in its first day of trading, to which they are quite understandably “thrilled” with. The company revealed that the game became “the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series.” For a company that has the entire back catalog of GTA, as well as games like Red Dead Redemption, that is no small feat. But that statement might still be selling this success short.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now for the PS3 and Xbox 360.