Take Two celebrate most successful games launch of all time.
Any talk of games industry stagnation can be easily dismissed today, as Take Two has announced that Grand Theft Auto V attracted over $800 million worth of sales during its first day of release.
The news was announced this evening and unsurprisingly Take Two’s CEO and Chairman Strauss Zelnick was ecstatic with the sequel’s performance.
“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” stated Zelnick.
“Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Time’ called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”
Unsurprisingly Grand Theft Auto V’s performance was similarly impressive in the UK, with Eurogamer reporting that over 1.57 million copies have been sold thus far.
What’s all the more impressive is that Grand Theft Auto V is currently only available for consoles, with a PC release expected early next year. No doubt these sales numbers will raise substantially in that time.
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