Grand Theft Auto V has taken $1 billion in global retail sales in its first three days on sale. GameSpot reports that it is the fastest any entertainment property has ever reached the milestone. It also took over $800 million on launch day.
GTA V managed to reach the milestone well before both Call of Duty: Black Ops II and The Avengers, which reached $1 billion in 15 and 19 days respectively. Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was on hand to congratulate the team at Rockstar as the sales announcement was made.
“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.”
Grand Theft Auto V is proving to be very popular, it has certainly won over our very own Mick Fraser, you can read his review right here.