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GTA 5 first day sales hit $800 million, according to Take Two’s internal estimates

Wednesday, 18th September 2013 20:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

GTA 5 has already made $800 million in one day, according to Take-Two’s internal estimates.

The estimated sell-through figure includes sales across both platforms in Europe and North America and does not include Japan and Brazil, where the game is not on sale yet.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in the press release. “Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence.

“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. Fiscal year 2014 is off to a great start.”

During Take-Two’s annual shareholder’s meeting this afternoon, Zelnick reiterated the firm’s release schedule for the rest of the year: Grand Theft Auto Online will be released on October 1 alongside NBA 2K14; October 29 will see the release of WWE 2K14; Nov 12 marks the release of XCOM: Enemy Within; and new DLC for Borderlands 2 and BioShock Infinite are in the cards as previously reported.

He also said the firm has “proven franchises and new IPs,” included in an extensive pipeline of content for next-gen systems, but he would not elaborate on the titles in development.

GTA 5 was released yesterday on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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17 Comments

  1. thesnowman

    So thats them made their money back by lunch time.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. DSB

    Rockstar pretty much keeps the whole company afloat.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Dragon246

    Its 1 billion in 2-3 days then, breaking COD record of 15 days.
    In fact, its the BEST PERFORMANCE (opening) in entire entertainment industry by a FUCKIN’ MILE.
    Previous record was with COD.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. loki

    Wow Looks like to make awersome game and make a lot of money you don’t need PC port https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-games-dont-make-a-pc-version-of-gta-v#share

    #4 11 months ago
  5. tezzer1985

    @2 Seriously dude, have a look at Take-Two library of games, they have games that have solid sales, like BioShock, NBA2K

    But I’m sure having R* keeps the bank balance heathy

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Sini

    Money talks, and a collective FUCK YOU to all the manginas and feminists. Trevor spinoff incoming lol
    oh before I forget, http://i4.minus.com/jmmvTNrEFMURe.jpg

    #6 11 months ago
  7. sh4dow

    *sigh*

    And as was to be expected, gaming sites rave about it all across the board while gamers tend to say “it’s good but nothing outstanding”. Same shit as with GTA 4.
    But… sites still hype, people still buy… so… sigh.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Hcw87

    @7
    What are you talking about? Gamers love this game. Check out Metacritic user review for example.

    It’s so so much better than GTAIV.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. killersense

    wow that is crazy. weren’t there people on here awhile ago that said cod was bigger than gta lol. cod releases on multiple platforms and gta did it with just 2 and pc isn’t even out yet. they are gonna make a killing when the evntual pc and next gen versions come out as well. well done and thank you for not milking this franchise.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Just-Joe

    @8 take you tin foil hat off.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Lengendaryboss

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br2_22e2RoU

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @7 I bought it because it looks like a good game. I could care less about the “hype”.

    @10 That’s not what a tin foil hat is for.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. dexfx69

    And I wonder HOW MUCH of the HUGE MARKETING MONEY went to vg247, to have them post a GAZILLION articles about this game over the past week, always taking the large banner on top?

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Hcw87

    @13
    The freaking game got released yesterday. Everyone is all over this game, as they should be.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. DSB

    Oh my god, dexfx69 is right!!!

    Let’s all take a closer look at the article:

    “The estImated seLl-through figurE includes sales acRoss both platforMs in Europe and North AmerIca and does not iNclude JApan and Brazil, where The game is not on sale Yet.”

    ILERMINATY!!!

    Coincidence? Yeah…. Right… Open your eyes people.

    I bet you think Obama isn’t a reptilian humanoid as well. Because black people with african muslim names just get elected in America all the time. Pffff, it must be so lovely to believe in that.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Se_7_eN

    @15 DSB – “It must be lovely to believe in that” … It must be lovely to believe in racism and Reptilian’s?

    You can have the same beliefs if you want DSB, you just have to tell yourself Reptilians are real, and start hating other races for no real reason at all.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. DSB

    Se_7_eN is obviously just another ILERMINATY agent trying to blackwash those who speak the truth.

    What did they pay you to betray America Se_7_eN? How much was our Freedom truly worth to you?

    #17 11 months ago

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