Rockstar has just announced that Grand Theft Auto V has made a $800 million in its first 24 hours of release. The game is in route to pass the previous 1 billion title holder, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 by several days. And the game hasn’t even been released in Japan and Brazil.
Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, said:
All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence. Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.