The Rockstar-developed Grand Theft Auto V title has entered the record books as the fastest-selling video game of all time. The title has achieved more than $1 billion during its first three days on sale, which equates to 12 million units in its first day (including pre-orders) and 16.5 million units in three days.
“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 V. 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.
Set in a satirical reimagining of modern day Southern California, Grand Theft Auto V offers players the freedom to explore the dense urban metropolis of Los Santos and the wide open countryside of Blaine County; plan and execute a series of epic heists; meet a vast array of strangers and freaks; or participate in a host of activities, from golf to arms trafficking, base jumping to yoga and much more.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor