Take 2, parent company of Rockstar Games has reported that GTA V has achieved the company’s highest ever sell through sales revenues, with the game achieving $800M in global sales in the first 24 hours of release.
This is a record for the GTA series, for Take 2 and may well be the highest day one sales of any game yet released. Activision’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops II broke the $500M barrier in day one sales upon release last November, beating the $400M its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3 sold on opening day.
Strauss Zelnick, the chairman of Take 2 said:
All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence.
GTA continues to pull in almost flawless reviews, with the Metacritic rating of 98 putting it at the top of the charts, alongside its sibling, GTA IV.
Congratulations to the entire Rockstar team. Take the rest of the week off. Tell Strauss we said it was OK…
It’s no surprise that GTA V hit record sales on day one. The game had already surpassed previous records of pre-orders before the launch. However, I think that the hype surrounding GTA V has influenced a lot of people to buy this game. That’s not to say though that the game has sold record copies on a fluke. GTA V is perhaps the best game in this generation. In fact, most people that have purchased it will tell that this video game is in a league of its own.