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.

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