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‘GTA 5’ is the fastest-selling game in history, over 29 million copies shipped

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V
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Take-Two Interactive today reported strong financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2014, which ended on Sept. 30, 2013. Fueled by the success of Grand Theft Auto V, Take-Two spoke on the accomplishments of Rockstar’s recent release in the financial report released today, Oct. 29. In the report, Take-Two makes mention of the many sale milestones GTA V has achieved since its release.

In the financial report, Take-Two mentions that they believe Grand Theft Auto V to be the fastest-selling entertainment release in history. Having earned over $800 million in retail sales during the first 24 hours of availability, the title went on to earn over $1 billion in just three days.

Since the titles release, more than 29 million copies of GTA V have been shipped worldwide. This figure exceeds the lifetime sell-in of Grand Theft Auto IV.

Yet, all these achievements aren’t enough for Grand Theft Auto V.

In addition to be being the fastest-selling title of all-time, GTA V became the biggest digital release ever on the PS3’s PlayStation Network.

Likewise, GTA V is Xbox 360’s Games on Demand highest grossing Day 1 and Week 1 release in the platform’s history.

Launched Grand Theft Auto V worldwide on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title received extraordinary reviews, including over 160 perfect scores worldwide, and already has sold-in nearly 29 million units, exceeding the lifetime sell-in of Grand Theft Auto IV on console in less than six weeks after launch. We believe Grand Theft Auto V is the fastest-selling entertainment release in history*, grossing over $800 million in retail sales during the first 24 hours after launch and over $1 billion in only three days. Grand Theft Auto V became available for digital download through the PlayStation Network on the day of release and became the biggest release ever on the platform. In addition, the Games on Demand release of the title on Xbox LIVE became the highest grossing day 1 and week 1 release in the platform’s history.

Grand Theft Auto V was released on Sept. 17 in North America for Xbox 360 and PS3.