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GTA 5 now holds seven Guinness World Records

Wednesday, 9th October 2013 05:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Grand Theft Auto 5 is the official record holder for best-selling video game in 24 hours; highest-grossing video game in 24 hours; highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and four more Guinness World Records.

“GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books,” Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said in a statement published on PlayerAttack.

“Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won. I’m also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.”

GTA 5 now holds the following records:

  • Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
  • Best-selling video game in 24 hours
  • Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
  • Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
  • Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
  • Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
  • Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game

Outside the Guinness World Records, GTA 5′s performance is no less impressive. It’s the fastest-selling PSN game of all time, and it outsold GTA 4′s lifetime sales in just three weeks.

It’s a ruddy big game, too – take a look at our GTA 5 walkthrough and guide to power your way through.

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  1. Phame

    Could have been even higher if they released on PC as well.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. CyberMarco

    @1 Or Wii U! Zing!!! :D

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Llewelyn_MT

    Add “4 concurrent headlines on VG247″. Happening right now.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Tormenter

    The most spent on advertising.

    The highest development budget.

    The biggest lot of bullshit hype.

    Yeah.. records, it has them.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Llewelyn_MT

    I’m pretty sure Activision pays more on CoD, year in year out.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. AmiralPatate

    @5
    And they also make $1bn, year in year out.

    @1
    I think they could have broken the $1bn barrier in 24h if it released on PC.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Pity, it did so great at the “Most annoying characters” Record, but GTA IV still leads this one.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. MadFlavour

    Bobocopter inception.

    #8 10 months ago