Grand Theft Auto V sales surpass $1 billion in first three days

Take-Two and Rockstar Games set new entertainment record.

Grand Theft Auto V reached worldwide retail sales of over $1 billion in its first three days of release, Take-Two has announced.

$800 million of those sales were earned on the first day of release.

Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops II broke the record for biggest entertainment launch by earning $1 billion in 13 days. Today’s news sets a new record by 10 days.

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 V.”

Grand Theft Auto V launched on Tuesday, September 17.

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