Grand Theft Auto 5 reaches worldwide retail sales of more than $1 billion in three days

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:07 GMT

Take-Two today announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 has achieved worldwide retail sales of more than $1 billion during its first three days on sale.

This is according to internal estimates from the company.

“We believe this marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games and feature films, has reached this significant milestone,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two.

“Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment. We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto 5.”

Released on September 17, GTA 5 first day sales hit $800 million, according to Take Two’s internal estimates and the game holds the record for biggest UK games launch by moving 1.57 million units in 24 hours.

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