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Grand Theft Auto V Breaks $1 Billion in Sales within 3 Days, Sets New Record

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Posted on September 20, 2013 AT 10:54am

Grand Theft Auto V has broken records and reached $1 billion in sales within three days of its launch, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced today.

Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment,” Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick said in a prepared statement. “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”

Rockstar’s latest GTA bumps Activision and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from its record-holding spot as fastest-selling entertainment release to reach $1 billion in sales, which Black Ops 2 accomplished in 14 days of its November 12, 2012 launch.

Grand Theft Auto V raked in $800 million in its first 24 hours.

For more on GTAV, check out Josh’s review to learn why he thinks it “might stand as the crowning technical and design accomplishment” of this year.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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