Grand Theft Auto 5 Achieves $1 Billion in Three Days

The sequel sets an unprecedented record.

A lot of companies get a kick out of setting sales records. Every year, Activision always shoots for big numbers with its Call of Duty franchise, with Black Ops II reaching $1 billion in sales the first 15 days of release. Leave it to Rockstar Games, though, to top that.

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The publisher’s latest sequel, Grand Theft Auto 5, managed to reach the billion mark in just three days’ time, with the first day accounting for $800 million in sales. That equates to just over 15 million units sold.

“Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment,” said Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto 5.”

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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