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'Grand Theft Auto 5' sales near all-time record

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After having set a number of world records for its launch sales, it seems that Rockstar GamesGrand Theft Auto 5 will soon achieve the record for best-selling game of all-time. According to a report by GamePolitics from Jan. 2, GTA 5 is well on its way to becoming the best-selling video game of all-time, and it should achieve the goal in early 2014.

Having sold more than 3.6 million copies in the UK alone in 2013, GTA 5 has enjoyed strong sales worldwide since its Sept. release. Further demonstrating the impressive sales of the game, Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold remarkably well in Japan having sold well over 600,000 copies in the region.

Just before the 2013 holiday shopping season began, Take-Two announced at the end of Oct. that 29 million copies of GTA 5 had been sold to retail stores. With future DLC planned and an early 2014 PC release of Grand Theft Auto 5 heavily rumored, sales for the title will continue to rise to new heights in early 2014.

GamePolitics notes that the best-selling game of all-time currently belongs to Nintendo and Mario Kart Wii, which sold 34 million copies worldwide.

During its Sept. 2013 launch, Grand Theft Auto 5 earned an astounding $800 million in worldwide sales on launch day and continued to earn over $1 billion after just three days of availability. GTA 5 is available for PS3 and Xbox 360, though a PC release is rumored for March, 2014.

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