GTA 5 Earns $800 Million on First Day, Beating Out Black Ops 2 In Day-1 Sales

As you may have guessed, Grand Theft Auto 5 made a lot of money on its first day of release.

Publisher Take-Two estimates the game, which launched on September 17 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 world wide, except for Japan and Brazil, has reached $800 million in sales on its first day out on the market.

By comparison, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, last year, sold $500 million in copies on day-1, reaching the $1 billion mark 15 days after release. Black Ops 2 currently holds the record as the entertainment release quickest to reach the $1 billion mark, beating out other entertainment releases like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and James Cameron’s Avatar.

Take-Two also confirmed that more than 8,300 stores in North America held midnight launch events for GTA 5, though they’ve yet to announce the actual number of copies sold thus far.

More GTA is to come with the release of GTA Online this October 1. Are you excited?

Source: Take-Two press release.

  • dieger

    cool bout time activison got competition

    • Dakan45

      What competiton? There is one gta game over 5 years and it came out before the new cod. They cant compete, they are in diffirent time tables regarding sales.bf can compete, they release their games on closer release dates and more often.

      • Mr. Thuggins

        Battlefield will never compete because it doesn’t have the mass appeal. If it does gain that mass appeal, it will lose its identity and become what some people hate about the CoD franchise.

        • Dakan45

          yet you thumb me down so have a thumbs down.

          EA however strongly believe that they wont stop till they take out cod, seriously, that costed them the moh franchise and the morons keep going, the new ea CEO is the same trash as the last one, and he will continue milking games.

          • Mr. Thuggins

            I disagreed with you so, a down-vote was warranted.

            MoH crashed because they released a gold nugget that had a big pile of shit covering it. The game had some really good ideas, but it was so broken that it was pretty much unbearable to play it.

            • Dakan45

              I dissagree with you, so have a thumbs down, moh was a shameless cod ripoff, seriously they made the game even more scripted than cod, thats why it died. People didnt say screw moh, they just saw no reason buying a cod ripoff, they already have cod, if they did not want cod, they would buy bf,

            • Mr. Thuggins

              Why are you so angry? Or is it sassy? You do realize we’re discussing gaming, not politics or religion?

              It was a CoD ripoff only in its pacing. The maps were much larger, the guns had recoil and there was teamwork involved.

            • Dakan45

              You reallize i am arguing on him on a diffirent matter and you barged in.

            • Mr. Thuggins

              Oh, excuse me then. I didn’t realize you were having a private conversation in a public place.

        • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

          It has mass appeal otherwise it wouldn’t sell as much as it does. It’d sell only a few hundred thousand copies

          • Mr. Thuggins

            I’m talking about CoD, GTA mass appeal. A mass appeal that dominates a genre. They do well but, they’re still not even in CoD’s ballpark.

  • Joseph

    Nice! Glad to see them making some serious money, they sure deserve it. GTA V is definitely their biggest and best imo.

  • Bayren

    I knew it would be high but god damn they are raking it in :D

  • JustinD

    August 17th lol?

  • WarBroh

    Well deserved, the game is fantastic. 10/10. And thats coming from a PC gamer that keeps an X360 around just for R* games.

    • Dakan45

      just wait for the pc version you shit licker.

      Keeping a x360 around for R games? ppff keep a ps3 for sony elxlusives

      • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

        Every comment I see you post just makes me hate you more.

        • Dakan45

          Consoles suck, the more consoletards i see the more i hate them.

          • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

            You know what sucks more than consoles? People who bash everything that isn’t what they enjoy. Just cause you don’t enjoy playing on a console, doesn’t mean millions of others should have to follow you.

            • Dakan45

              No but those millions others should stop trolling pc with missconceptional bullshit.

              Wanna play on consoles? AWESOME, now stop talking trash which we pc gamer disprove and CONTINUE to acting like an ass.

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              You rarely see anyone talking shit about PC. All you ever see is PC “gamers” trying to make a war out of everything they see online. PC is easily the worse community of the two and it’s no wonder everyone hates everything about them.

            • Dakan45

              More like ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

              X360 fantards is the worse community online and pauperstation fanboys are the most annoying becasue they actually believe the trash the talking about.

              Pc gamers prove em wrong, consoletard keep going on with bullshit about how much piracy ,and how mp is hacked and how their consoles that run games on LOW are super duper optimized and capable of beating pc.

              In conlusion most console gamers are retards.

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              More like one person just commented back to you on a post and now you’re all butthurt and anti-console. Get the fuck over yourself.

            • Dakan45

              More like tons including you so stop being a denial duche.

            • Raymond Featherston

              *Douche. Someone cannot be a “denial douche”, but one can be a “douche in denial”. “More like tons, including you so stop being a *douche in denial. Before you call others stupid maybe you should check yourself.

            • Dakan45

              And a fart comes along to give air to the other fart.

              How about you STFU and let me have an argument in peace with the troll?

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              How did I say anything about anti-PC gaming? You’re delusional and this argument is over. I’ll go ahead and let you have the last word, which I would imagine will be as stupid as every comment you have posted before.

            • Dakan45

              You did not that you fanboys gonna admit it.

              So my comments are stupid, but you being a giant annoying fucktard is not an issue?

              Ok kid, do as you belive, you are the one who replied to me though, i didnt busted your balls.

            • Raymond Featherston

              Console gamers are retards? If anything I think that spending $500-$200 dollars to upgrade a PC every 6 months- a year, so you can play one or two new games is stupid. It may look better and run better, but it also ends up costing about 600% more than just getting a new console every 6-7 years. So are console gamers stupid, or are they just handle money better? There are literally 100′s of more practical things to do with the money you use to upgrade your PC.

              The thing is I agree with you in that PC’s are better graphics and power wise, but they are money pits and a lot of people would rather spend that money on more practical things or just don’t have that money to begin with.

              There are fanboys on both sides, so you need to get that through your skull. Many PC gamers do act all high and mighty, and many console gamers act like retards, but I think I would rather play with a group with a low mental capacity than elitists any day. There are many PC gamers that are “retarded” I can count at least a dozen at my school alone. There is no direct correlation (please tell me you know what that means) between what platform people play and how smart they are, but if you could supply a study that said otherwise I would submit to it (there is no such study).

              You call us “retards” but have you read your comment? *The first line is a fragment, consider revising. * X360 fantards (fan retards is the literal meaning of that, and it makes no sense) are. You literally said they is something and that makes no sense. *annoying, because. Saying that they are the worst community and *pauper station makes no sense as you transitioned with out a comma or the proper transitional word. *PC gamers prove *them wrong. Console retard (tard is not a word or a proper abbreviation). *piracy, and how MP is hacked, and how their consoles are optimized.

            • Dakan45

              YES THEY ARE CLUELESS AND YOU ARE A PROVING MY POINT RIGHT NOW

              Uprgading every 6 months? Where did you get that idea? A 5 year old pc can still play games very well. Or you seem to think that pc and console graphics are the same? Bf3 runs on LOW pc settings on consoles, crysis 3 and metro last light UNDER the lowest settings. Consoels are not magical boxes that can somehow beat a pc. You just run games on inferiro settings,more now than ever before thanks to this gen lasting 7-8 years rather becasue of “console optimiztion myths”

              A 200 upgrade will allow you to run games at the higest settings for 2 years, then you will settle for high for the demanding games, the rest will run fine. So you talk about having to upgrade, yet bf4 requires a 8800GT a videocard from 2007. You can PLAY it and judging by bf3, it will look better than x360/ps3 even on the lowest settings.

              “costing about 600% more than just getting a new console every 6-7 years.”

              Stop pulling things out of your ass. A 800$ pc is pretty good which is more like a 300$ if you already have a pc and simply upgrade it Why you think consoles lastetd 6-7 year which is LONGER than any consoel generation? Due to development costs,thats whty the next gen consoles are so weak and use low power tablet dualcore x4 thread fake 8 core cpus. In order to make them affordable so you can buy them. They will get weak relly fast. On the other hand ps3/x360 were quite powerfull when they came out.

              “So are console gamers stupid, or are they just handle money better?”

              They are both stupid and handle money worse.

              If you play on pc and buy 6 games per year, its gonna come out cheaper than buying them on consoles for 60 bucks and pay to play online. Thanks to steam sales and in the end sticking with a dated box to play games with older graphics is no diffirent than NOT UPGRADING YOUR PC AND PLAYING ON SUPERIOR THAN CONSOLE SETTINGS.

              What are the practical things you can do with your money? Because if you seriously argue that in 4-5 years you do not want to spare a few cash for a upgrade and you prefer to stick with 1280x720p and barelly 30 fps, i think you are anyhing BUT practical…and again its OPTIONAL.

              “Many PC gamers do act all high and mighty, and many console gamers act like retards,”

              I wonder why? Maybe becasue pc has better graphics, sound, controls, customization, mp, mods, multiatsking backwards compability and what is the argument of the console fanboy “it costs too much” which is a missconception, you dont have to get the best graphics and the most exepsnive hardware nor need to upgrade all the goddamn time. and “its to difficulut and filled with problems” which proves that you are a noob and while pc gamers can deal with those things, console gamers hit a bump and immediatly wait for the publisher to patch the problem in game (eg skyrim crashes and stuttering, savegame corruption) while pc gamers have the ability to fix it by themselfs.

              pwnd

            • Raymond Featherston

              Where did I say “difficult and filled with problems”? I never said that so please quote me where I did, it is kind of sad you have to make things up to try to get me on.

              Even if you do not have to upgrade it as often as I though it still does does end up costing more than consoles. There are many more practical options like: Buying groceries, that is a months rent in a small studio apartment, that is an electricity bill, that is gas for awhile, the list goes on. “that in 4-5 years you do not want to spare a few cash for a upgrade and you prefer to stick with 1280x720p and barely 30 fps, i think you are anything BUT practical…and again its OPTIONAL.” Upgrading your gaming platform is not practical if the that is the most important thing for you to do with your money then I feel bad for you, because you must have no responsibilities to attend to. Technically anything that is not needed for a basic standard of living is impractical, and I know that spending $200 to upgrade a PC is not needed at all. While no gaming platform is needed, maintaining a PC goes further into the bucket of impracticality. I find that buying food and paying rent is more important than whether or not my game freezes or how good it looks. Your idea of practical is very childish in the fact that you had to ask me what was a more practical investment compared to video games. Steam rarely puts new retail games ($60 games that just came out) on sale until they have been out for awhile, and by the time that sale occurs so are price drops on physical copies of the games. Not to mention the occasional Gamestop/Vintage Stock promotion, and the fact you can trade in physical copies of games to potentially get a new game for no monetary cost.

              I am not arguing that PC is inferior, but what I am arguing is that for many people that have real responsibilities a PC is to “out here” so to speak in terms of cost and maintenance. You call console users stupid, but you lack 1: Any proper use or understanding of the English language. 2: Fail to put yourself in anybody else’s shoes in order to properly interpret an argument. and 3: You have a very narrow and immature mindset in that you think you are better than everybody else and you obviously have no responsibilities outside of how good your game looks.

              My question to you is: Why do you care so much about which is better (console/PC)? The point of games is to enjoy them, and as long as you are enjoying your choice why do you feel the need to bash other people’s choices? Why do you feel the need to try to prove superiority over something that really does not matter, so to rephrase is your ego so big you have to try to “be better” at every tiny thing even if it is hurting others? Just enjoy your choice as there is no acceptable reason to bash the way others choose to do something, especially when it is something as insignificant as video games.

              By the way here is some math, and lets pretend that we are buying everything new here: A new (and good) PC monitor $800+ a $200 upgrade every 2 years (so for this console gen that equals: $200 X 3.5 upgrades= $700). $800+$700= $1,500. While a PS3 (at launch)= $500. To conclude this math $1,500-$500 = a $1,000 difference. Using this we can conclude that a PC cost 300% more than consoles this generation (only including hardware), and that is not counting sales tax which would cause the difference to be even greater. I used the numbers and time frames you gave me, so you cannot call “bullshit” on it.

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              Don’t even waste your time on this clown.

            • Raymond Featherston

              Yeah, I got that impression right after I posted that last comment 0_o.

            • Dakan45

              You implied the typical bullshit, so yeah, nothing new here.

              Is console gaming really cheaper? if you buy 6 game a year it will come cheaper on pc due to lower prices and steam deals, actually steam deals happen all the time, there are ven deals that simply allow you to pay less for a game that isnt even out yet. Risky but a good concept.

              ” Not to mention the occasional Gamestop/Vintage Stock promotion, and the
              fact you can trade in physical copies of games to potentially get a new
              game for no monetary cost.”

              Which is as bad as pirating sicne devs and publisher get nothing. Atleast on pc with steam you support the developers.

              So you are saying you are poor and you have to use money for groceries and cant spend some extra once every 4 years. Well thats way too damn sad. I guess pc gaming is made for more wealthy and smarter people who can deal with simple issues and get advantages with good judgement.

              ” for many people that have real responsibilities a PC is to “out here” so to speak in terms of cost and maintenance.”

              You say this then you say the following

              “but you lack 1: Any proper use or understanding of the English language.
              2: Fail to put yourself in anybody else’s shoes in order to properly
              interpret an argument. and 3: You have a very narrow and immature
              mindset in that you think you are better than everybody else and you
              obviously have no responsibilities outside of how good your game looks.”

              Really? i am the one who is immature and has shitty communication skills? REALLY? Get over yourself.

              “Why do you care so much about which is better (console/PC)?”

              Why do you even bother arguing with such large posts then? Go back to your responsibilites and paying rent and buying groceries if it matters so much for you.

              “$200 upgrade every 2 years ”

              What bullcrap is this? You dont need to upgrade every 2 years, we talked about that already, why you keep yapping at that missconception.

              So you telling me that since 2006 that x360 came out, you cant afford to upgrade? REALY? REALLY? You are being cheap, you are pathetic.

              A 300-400 upgrade and you are set for 5 years. Same cost as the consoles.. WAIT its actually less, since console games go for 60 bucks and dont drop in price as often as steam and you got to pay for xbla and psn gold, or whatever its premieum edition is.

              You are saving more money like that.”

              “a PC cost 300% more than consoles this generation”

              Or you can just play games with a 2007-8 pc and still play them better than console versions in most cases.

              “I used the numbers and time frames you gave me, so you cannot call “bullshit” on it.”

              You used missconceptions like having to spend 200$ every year and its filled with mistakes

              “$800+$700= $1,500. While a PS3 (at launch)= $500.”

              What you mean 800$+ $700? Also ps3 was 600-700 at launch.

              So yeah i call bullshit, next up you gonna claim that you adjusted for inflation, but like i said, it may seem alot initially but its more of an investment, you gonna end up spending just as muhch if not more on games per year, while on pc you can get games much cheaper so you end up spending less in the long run.

            • Raymond Featherston

              “A 200 upgrade will allow you to run games at the higest settings for 2 years” That quote from you implies a upgrade every two years. $800+$700 was referring to you saying a new high end PC costs about $800, and the $700 came from a $200 upgrade every two years for 7 years which equates to $700. The PS3 was not “$600-$700″ it was $500-$600 as shown: http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/08/technology/ps3_pricing/

              Even with Steam sales a PC would cost more as I found the difference (in dollars) between the two was 1000, and buying 6 games at a cheaper cost does not anywhere near cover that difference.

              I still find it ironic that you call us stupid when you have the grammatical and spelling ability of a five year old kid. It is not your general communicating that is the problem, but it is the fact you write/type like a 5 year old and yet you still call us stupid.

              You never answered my question: Why do you feel the need to insult others choices in gaming platform? I too am arguing but you were the one who started the whole thing by being rude and posting an insulting comment on an article that had nothing to do with PC. So was it your pride or just you being a jerk that influenced you to come here and cause problems in the name of proving your platform is superior, when in reality it doesn’t matter at all. Just enjoy your platform and stop trying to force your “superiority” on others.

            • Dakan45

              WOW you imply that you do not have money to buy groceries, BUT you gonna upgrade every 2 years in order to MAX OUT a game when the console version runs on UNDER the lowest settings up at this point?

              REALLY? REALLY? REALLY?

              Well the ps3 was 600 in europe. So lets settle at 600.

              “Even with Steam sales a PC would cost more as I found the difference (in
              dollars) between the two was 1000, and buying 6 games at a cheaper cost
              does not anywhere near cover that difference.”

              Its an investement as years pass you save more. Get it?

              “I still find it ironic that you call us stupid when you have the grammatical and spelling ability of a five year old kid.”

              Maybe i am not an english speaker and i do not fucking try to avoid typos, learn the difirence between grammar and typos dipshit duche.

              I am not forcing any superiority, pc is superior, it has better graphics, better sound, more games, better control better prices and backwards compability. The argument of the stupid console reatrds are “its too expensive, its full of problems”

              MEANING they are too poor and stupid for pc gaming.

            • Raymond Featherston

              When an error happens only on occasion it is a typo, but when it is constant it is bad grammar. I speak: German, French and some Russian and in all of these languages you still would have made a vital grammar error at least once, so that is no excuse. For example in German you capitalize all your nouns, but you failed to even capitalize “I” about half the time you used it.

              Whether or not PC is better is irrelevant to the fact that you have no reason to attack other people’s choice to play console, let alone attack them because they play it. I ask you again: Why can you not just enjoy your choice and leave other people’s choice alone? Saying that we are all stupid is a bias that you cannot support with real proof (what you have tried to pass off as common sense is not viable evidence).

              “MEANING they are too poor and stupid for pc gaming.” Can you provide anything that actually proves this statement outside your own opinion? Can you provide any study/reliable source that proves there is a direct correlation between intelligence and gaming platform? The fact I play console has no correlation to the fact I get straight A’s. By your logic if I played PC by intelligence would go up so much that I would be getting “A+” in every class. There is nothing anywhere that can prove this statement as true, and therefor it is not only not viable to use this argument but it also plays you out as being short sighted.

            • James Mulhall

              I vote for a ban on this idiot.

            • Dakan45

              and i vote for you not replying to posts that dont concern you, got it troll? Now how about not using your real name on the internet and being less of a retard?

              That will be great.

            • James Mulhall

              I’ll take it you’re ten years old and you use your dad’s computer to play Minecraft, so you consider yourself a ‘pc gamer’. Get mad moar.

              EDIT: Also, this concerns anyone who goes onto this post. If it doesn’t concern me then maybe you should fuck off and argue somewhere else.

            • Raymond Featherston

              I second it.

    • DanDustEmOff

      I had high hopes for this game, yet I am finding it mediocre at best. As a PC gamer I just can not get used to the low frame rate and graphics. The game play has failed to wow me too. I ain’t had a chance to sit and play a long session yet so I am reserving judgment. I hope the game gets more interesting as it gets further in but so far I have found it to be same old.

      • Timothy David Medric

        Change your ways yet?

        • DanDustEmOff

          I’m warming to it but I still don’t think it’s great.

          • Timothy David Medric

            Idk… I’m about halfway through the story, and I think its one of the better games I’ve played. its not the best, but its good.

  • Nicholas Lovett

    Finally, someone needs to teach Activision and Treyarch a lesson. They’re games suck, end of period.

    • jaskdavis

      Say it with ya Chest!

    • zacflame

      Treyarch’s most recent game sucks, but this could also just mean that treyarch sucks after 2011.

      Activision’s other developers do, in fact, suck 100%.

      • jj16802

        Anything after Modern Warfare 2 just plain sucked.

        Oh, and I hope your statement doesn’t include Bungie. Destiny is the only Activision game that looks good so far.

        • zacflame

          Well although I wasn’t thinking of Bungie when I said that, lets see if Bungie does good with activision.
          Also, Don’t expect too much praise for destiny. Destiny, elder scrolls online and (maybe) the division are competing for the overly priced console MMO; and the division looks like it does everything that destiny does, but better, and more “ghost reconny”

    • Timothy David Medric

      Hear how they make fun of CoD on the in game radio?

      • jj16802

        Really? Do tell!

        • Dakan45

          pc pwns your shitty ps4. Dont think you can run bf4 higher than medium at 60 fps even fora second.

          • James Mulhall

            You’re an ignorant fool. FOOL I SAY!

            • Dakan45

              GTFO

            • Mr. Thuggins

              HERE HERE!

          • jj16802

            Are you an idiot? Don’t answer that, I already know the answer. There was nothingin my post that mentioned BF4 on PS4 Mr. PC gaming Nazi race.

            • Dakan45

              you are the idiot and a complete pauperfaggot.

            • jj16802

              Your post just reinforces my point. Get out fanboy, it’s trolls like you that give PC gamers a bad name.

      • FPS_GURU

        lol yupp they do, im a COD fanboy. You can also see mike’s son playing it on his TV in the Repo Mission.

      • James Mulhall

        Yup. Love the radio ads in GTA V.

    • AtheistMason

      Dat logic…

      • Mr. Thuggins

        We new thee well…

        You see what I did there??

        • AtheistMason

          I no not kno!!

          • RoadTripToJalalabad

            Those are some clever jokes, between you and I.

    • xupacabra

      Nerd rage is strong on this website.. Go breath some fresh air, brochacho !

    • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

      So your thinking is that the number of sales = the quality of the game? This couldn’t be a worse comment.

  • jj16802

    Rockstar, you deserve the sales! You put 5 years of development on a masterpiece while Infinity Ward/Treyarch is forced by Activision to redo the same linear game every 2 years.

    • Jack S.

      I still like JC2 better.

      • 3RDRANGER

        They need to make a third game, but with co-op.

        • Jack S.

          Yeah, and a more interactive map. Perhaps multiplayer?

          • 3RDRANGER

            I know of a multiplayer mod on the PC version of the game, but it’s rather unorganized.

      • Cillian Greene

        JC2 is big but lacks any detail, + the fact that the story missions are awful means that all their is to do is run around the world, which is fun, but it’s not match to GTA

    • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

      They aren’t even the same genre. Comparing the two is pointless. That’s like bragging about Peanut Butter outselling Mustard in the grocery store.

      • jj16802

        I’m talking more of the development cycle. Yes, I know the game experiences are different, but the main issue is corporate agendas. Activision wants to make a quick buck each year, but 2K/Rockstar wants to take their time to create the perfect game that will attract gamers naturally.

        • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

          But in the time it took for them to create this game and make the money off it. Activision has already made that much. If that makes any sense. I can’t think of another way to word what I’m trying to say.

          • jj16802

            This is my thinking:
            Activsion: Took the easy way out by reusing the same gameplay elements during development and letting the game last only a year before the next one comes out.
            Rockstar: Actually worked hard to build a quality game that can be enjoyed for a much longer time and to be remembered for generations.

            It’s more of a ethics related topic now. IMO, Rockstar is more deserving of their profits and in overtaking COD: Black Ops 2 as the best video game launch.

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              I’m a COD fan and I completely agree with you. They put the effort in and made sure there game was great. I’m not saying Activision and their Devs don’t put in effort as well. But you can see the difference. And the money is deserving.

      • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

        How not? Just cause Is an open world, 3rd Person, Action Adventure shooter Just like GTA with the same core elements of that genre. You can’t compare deeper game mechanics but they in the same genre in

        • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

          I don’t understand your response. Can you reword it an any way?

          • jj16802

            I think he believed you were replying to the guy that prefers Just Cause over GTA.

          • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

            Just Cause, and Grand Theft Auto are both in the same genre. They are both 3rd Person Action Adventure games and likewise, feature the core mechanics of that genre. The play style and content of both are in contrast to each other, but that doesn’t mean they are in two different genres. Same applies to Saint’s Row.

            • jj16802

              I think you replied to the wrong guy. We weren’t talking about Just Cause, Jack S was. We were talking about sales/development comparison with COD.

            • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

              I replied to the right person, but I did in fact miss read who Alex was talking too lol. I though he replied to Jack S.. Sorry Alex!

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              It’s all good man.

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              Thanks. I was talking about COD and GTA though. I’m with you about Just Cause and Saints Row/

  • Rave

    Keep in mind guys that next gen consoles could have affected the sales of GTA 5 so it could have easily doubled Black ops 2 first day sales.

  • oofy

    Good Lord…GTA 5 or Diablo 3? Then I’ve got Bf4 coming soon.

    If I didn’t love my children, my money for these games would come straight from their milk and diaper money.

    • DanDustEmOff

      Towels and breast milk dude.

      • oofy

        But my breasts don’t lactate.

  • Johnny Neat

    Good to know quality games still matter over easy cash grabs like copy paste Call of Duty. Wish it weren’t so, but it is what it is.

  • BroJ

    Been playing this game daily. First of all it is the most visually stunning game I have ever seen including PC. Why you ask. Because this is a open world game and the amount of detail that is in this game will simply stagger you. It would take up 3 pages of the little details in this game. Also considering it is on 8 year old hardware will stagger you even more. Little details are everywhere and the average player will not even notice most of it. It is so detailed in fact when you get out of a car you can actually here the engine pinging from cooling down. What developer does that?.

    I thought i seen everything then a Thunderstorm came and completely floored me how amazing and lifelike it was. I live out in a rural city and trust me they nailed it perfectly. Rockstar has just proven that they come out with new consoles too soon and these consoles still got a lot of potential left. Top it off it is all completely seamless, with almost zero load screens even when you start a mission.

    Rockstar has created a game that will be talked about for years and also will be the game that everybody compares when other open world games come out. It is that good.

    • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

      Write a book, bro. You got the talent.

    • softgrip

      Have you been underwater yet? :D

      • BroJ

        Yeah and what is crazy is it is as detailed as on land. I have seen a lot of games in my time but this one makes you think they have black magic to get this running on these consoles. Anybody who says these consoles are old needs to play this then insert foot in mouth.

    • DanDustEmOff

      I think your standards must be pretty low if this is the most visually stunning game you have ever seen. The graphics and frame rate are awful and show the limits of current gen tech clearly. Crysis 3 makes this game look like a semi polished turd, and I know that GTA is an open world with a lot to render in the fov but thats all the more reason to have waited for next gen systems or scaled back the graphics to have it run at 60fps minimum.

      I also have found the game play pretty mediocre and dull. I am not far into the game so I am giving it a few more days but so far I am really unimpressed. I have played SR 3 and 4 on the PC and both of those games are better looking and more fun to play. GTA is bland in comparison to the crazyness of the SR series. I hope they do a good PC port and release it asap because I am not impressed with this game from what I have played so far and I think that it doesn’t deserve all the hype it is getting. That is just my opinion based on 1-2 hours of game play though.

      • Just saying

        you can’t play a current gen game and complain about graphics! That’s the max of what current gen. can achieve. For the gameplay part, I don’t know since I didn’t get my copy yet but it looks similar if not identical to RDR which was really good. I’ll just wait for my copy and see if it’s good enough at least like GTA IV and RDR combined.

        • BroJ

          It is good dude he is just hating for no reason at all. Trust me you will be floored by the graphics. He must have a very poor TV to play on.

          • Raymond Featherston

            It is good and it is good, but it is definitely not the best looking game out there. As far as story goes it is far better than the cruddy stories of previous installments, but when people start to say it has a better story than TLOU, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect there is a problem.

            His “hate” isn’t without a reason, maybe he just doesn’t like the game and not liking it is reason enough to “hate” on it. Just because we think it is good does not mean everybody does. You make yourself out to be a hypocrite in that you say he is hating is for no reason but in your comment you hate on Crysis for no apparent reason, and even if you think it is boring it does by most consideration look better graphically than GTA. I would also like you to know that I know for a fact that Dan plays Xbox so your whole spiel about him being one sided due to PC makes no sense.

            Even if the game is 100+ hours long a couple hours is still enough to get a general feel for something enough to tell if you like it. He just gave his opinion and you got upset just because it didn’t sync up with yours, not everybody is going to like the game so get over it lol.

            • BroJ

              I am not the one who hated first. He is comparing a linear game to a giant open world game that is what made me mad. Technology wise game for game GTA 5 does a ton more amazing things graphically than Crysis 3 just because it is open world. GTA 5 has dynamic lighting in the entire game world that is a feat of itself which is extremely taxing on hardware. But I do agree with you though about me hating to. Everybody has got opinions. read this about the tech on GTA 5 it really makes you appreciate it more.

              http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-grand-theft-auto-5-face-off

            • Raymond Featherston

              Like I said I think it looks good, and the dynamic effect on it is better however if you were to just look at textures and character models Crysis does look better.

            • BroJ

              I may a went a little overboard with the best graphics ever but it just blows my mind how good it looks on these consoles. But that is expected ant the end of the cycle. TLOU had some amazing graphics to.

      • James Mulhall

        “scaled back the graphics to have it run at 60fps minimum”

        No.. they’d have to make the game look really ugly and have pretty low draw distance for sixty FPS, something I really don’t care for in a single player game.

        The gameplay in GTA V is pretty fun and satisfying when you take out a lot of guys without getting hit. While SR’s gameplay is just over the top random crap which ruined the series after the second IMO. Along with the pretty stupid story that happened with three and continued into four. I’d say GTA V has a much better story and better characters.

        “Crysis 3 makes this game look like a semi polished turd” Riggghttt, if you played Crysis 3 on current-gen consoles the FPS is like 15-20 a lot of the time, and its an FPS which has linear settings that are pretty easy to detail..

        • Raymond Featherston

          It looks pretty good graphics wise, but when people start saying it is the best looking game of this gen I start to have a problem. The story is better than SR, but I have heard people say its story of better than TLOU, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect which is just plain wrong.

          It is a great game so don’t get me wrong, but I do not think it deserves all the perfect scores it was getting. I think it should be getting somewhere in the 8.5-9.5 range but not perfect.

          • James Mulhall

            Agreed.

          • Dakan45

            Couldnt find your comment, so i wont bother replying.

        • Dakan45

          Cant be bothered to find you comment, but i am sure its full of butthurt, so yeah right back at you pa.

      • BroJ

        You are comparing Crysis 3 with a huge open world game. Really. Take your PC retarded ass somewhere else please. Detail for detail this game shits all over that linear generic shooter you call Crysis. I knew one of you PC know it all would comment. Look this is on 7 year old hardware what do you expect. It has graphics that rival next gen games I have seen. Sure it does not got 60fps but it is a solid 30fps and i have not seen no slowdown at all. You must be either blind or would not know what quality is if it fell on you. You tout Crysis 3 which is one of the most boring shooters and crappy multiplayer around. Is anybody playing that game. Thank not. You PC players are so one sided and narrow minded it is no wonder developers are moving on to better things and developing for consoles more. They see where the money is and not a bunch off cry babys who just pirate there shit anyway. Moving on.

        • DanDustEmOff

          No dude you are stating that GTA is the most visually stunning game you have ever seen and that includes the PC. I see that you have edited your comment and removed that part though. I know how old the tech is but the fps drops when driving through a busy part of town at speed are horrendous, stable 30 fps it is not. I am slowly warming to the game but it’s not as jizz shootingly awesome as you make it out to be. I don’t think you would know what stunning graphics looked like if it bite you on the ass pal, you can’t even see frame rate drop which is clearly there.

          I’m not touting anything, but Crysis 3 is a good action packed game with a solid MP that I can easily get on to a server with a 14 ms ping at any time, day or night. I am a gamer I don’t see myself as a PC only player, I spend time playing on console too. Your acting all butt hurt like I insulted your game by not coming in my pants at the sight of it. I love GTA games but the last 2 titles for me at least have failed to live up to the hype.

  • AtheistMason

    *EA cries in a corner*

    • Mr. Thuggins

      *then checks FIFA/Madden sales to reassure itself its still relevant*

      • AtheistMason

        EA with it’s Shooters, Racing games and EA Sport… And SIMS…

        • jj16802

          At least EA takes risks by trying to make new IPs. Activision just sits there and orders Call of Duty games for an infinite amount of years.

          • Mr. Thuggins

            I think that’s mainly due to the fact that they have all of those cash cows to sit on if one of their marginally risky new IPs doesn’t workout. Not defending Activision, just looking at EA’s position objectively.

            • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

              Exactly. Activision can have a new IPhone that takes off(Guitar Hero) but they just don’t understand the definition of Moderation.

              I still play GH BTW, Metallica and Warriors of Rock

            • Mr. Thuggins

              God, I played those games to death. I probably still would if my peripherals wouldn’t have gone out.

              Activision does need to learn to diversify and my point earlier was that EA isn’t risking as much as people assume they are because they already have that diversified portfolio that allows them to risk without losing their ass.

  • Tank Buster

    Good for them! Not another copy and paste game!

  • Just saying

    My special edition got delayed till tmw, I’m so mad now that people are playing and my preorder still not out.

    • DanDustEmOff

      It’s not as pant wettingly good as people are making out mate.

      • Just saying

        GTA games to me are the top of the gaming industry. I’m more eagerly waiting to see their GTA project for PS4.

      • Dakan45

        when was gta ever as people make it sound?

        Gta iv was a complete pile of borring shit iwth bad controls and repettive borrign missions….10/10

        That day i stopped believing 10/10s and 9.5/10s

        • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

          Sound like like you are upset his opinion doesn’t fall in line with yours. Would you like a cousin?

          • Dakan45

            Whose opinion? i agree with him completly gta is overrated.

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