If the protagonists of Grand Theft Auto V really wanted to make a big score it seems that they should have created a new GTA game rather than pulling off bank heists. As reported by Joystiq on Sept 20, Rockstar Games has released estimates that GTA 5 has managed to hit the $1 billion mark during its first three days alone.
It was previously revealed that the anticipated crime title raked in $800 million during the 24 hour period of the game’s launch day alone. This makes it very plausible that the game could indeed pass $1 billion in three days.
As pointed out in the report, the previous sales record for how long it took a video game to reach $1 billion in sales was set by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. It took the popular shooter 15 days to hit that number, so if Rockstar Games’ three day estimates are accurate, GTA 5 has crushed video game sales records.
Grand Theft Auto V is out now for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The record setting title places gamers in control of three switchable protagonists as they undertake a series of heist robberies throughout San Andreas.