Grand Theft Auto 5 has become the biggest selling entertainment property worldwide, ever.
On the first day of GTA 5’s release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 across all countries except Japan and Brazil last Tuesday, September 17, publisher Take-Two announced over $800 million in sales generated. Two days later, and the epic sandbox shooter from Rockstar North soars up and over another milestone, earning $1 billion within its first three days of release.
According to a report by Seeking Alpha, Take-Two estimates GTA 5 “has achieved worldwide retail sales of more than $1 billion during its first three days on sale.” The company thinks no “entertainment property” (movies included) has hit that milestone as quickly.
Looks like Frankin, Trevor and Michael aren’t the only ones cashing in!
Take-Two has yet to announce the number of copies sold world-wide. GTA Online is still on course for its October 1 release date, opening up the game to a vast landscape of multiplayer content.
Source: Seeking Alpha.