It took Black Ops 2 (the previous fastest selling game of all time) fifteen days to reach the $1billion mark, while it took film director James Cameron’s Avatar seventeen days. It took Grand Theft Auto 5 three days!
Grand Theft Auto has generated more than $1 billion in revenue within its first three days on sale, Take Two has announced.
As a result, Take Two believes that GTA 5 hit the $1billion milestone faster than any other entertainment property.
“Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment,” said Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”
Rockstar announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 had achieved $800m worth of revenue within its first 24 hours on sale earlier this week, becoming the fastest-selling game in UK history.
Worldwide sales figures for the game have yet to be announced, we expect them to be huge.