Grand Theft Auto 5 breaks $800 million in 24 hours


In a press release by Take-Two, the new installment of Grand Theft Auto V has made $800 million in 24 hours, and there will be more to come. This doubled the projected numbers done by the Stern Agee analyst Avind Bhatia. And the positive reviews are just going to help it get even more money later (check our review). To put this into perspective, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold $500 million in its first 24 hours.

Many had doubts about this game due to it being pushed back, which showed in a drop in stock when they made the announcement of the delay. But after pulling this kind of number I think those that dropped the stock are now pinching themselves. Grand Theft Auto V is a very hot ticket right now.

Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, he said in the press release,

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. 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 Times 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.

I know many of the writers here at Nerd Reactor, as well as many of my friends, either waited for either the midnight release or got it the day of launch. They have all said it’s a great game and well worth the wait. I have my copy waiting for me but I will wait until I get back from my vacation to play it.

Check out our review of the game here.

Source: Take-Two Interactive

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