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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:

What's your take on the game's budget? Let us know below.

Via VR-Zone and NeoGAF.

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