Grand Theft Auto V Smashes Sales Records with $800 Million at Launch

on September 19, 2013 7:06 AM

Grand Theft Auto is always guaranteed to make a big entrance, but in the sales numbers from the launch of GTA V this past Tuesday, it came out swingin’.

Sales reports and numbers from GTA V‘s launch have been revealed and show that Rockstar’s latest crime epic has already shattered records in the (less than) 72 hours since its release. Take-Two Interactive has announced that total sales (pre-orders and new) for Grand Theft Auto V have topped over $800 million in 24 hours – the highest day one sales of any video game in history, the fastest-selling Rockstar title ever, and the new record holder topping last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II ($500 million in one day). Altogether, the estimates track about 13 million units sold for Grand Theft Auto V so far, making it the highest launch day sales for any GTA title in Rockstar’s history, and surpassing Grand Theft Auto IV‘s impressive debut back in 2008.

Grand Theft Auto V seems to have pulled off a major heist on its launch: can it keep up the momentum into the holidays for more fat stacks of cash? Let’s see how Michael, Franklin, and Trevor hold up over the next couple of months.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.