Mon, Sep 09, 2013 | 12:57 BST
GTA 5 most expensive game in history, cost £170 million to make & market
Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most expensive game in history with total development and marketing spend hitting £170 million.
A report by Scottish newspaper The Scotsman places Rockstar’s spend on GTA 5 at £170 million / $265 million which – when compared to Hollywood movies – comes second to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The movie had a $300 million budget.
The title is said to have received 2.5 million pre-orders ahead of its September 17 launch on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Here’s a breakdown of GTA 5′s budget compared to the movie and games industry:
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