'Grand Theft Auto V' Global Retail Sales Top $800 Million In One Day
After many, many months of hype, "Grand Theft Auto V" was released Tuesday to rave reviews and the exuberance of the franchise's die-hard fans.
With crowds lining up in the wee hours to get their hands on a copy of the new game, and "GTA V" trending online for a big chunk of the day, it was clear that the game's launch was a big success for "Grand Theft Auto V" developer Rockstar Games and Rockstar's owner Take-Two Interactive Software.
On Wednesday, Take-Two confirmed and celebrated its success by announcing that "GTA V" had indeed garnered plenty of interest -- $800 million worth, in fact.
The company wrote in a press release:
"Grand Theft Auto V" delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the Company and the "Grand Theft Auto "series. Launched on September 17 […] the title has already received widespread critical acclaim and achieved first day sell-through of more than $800 million worldwide, excluding the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil, according to company estimates.