The lights are on
Rockstar's au revoir to the current generation is raking in huge amounts of revenue for parent Take-Two, which is relying on Grand Theft Auto V to make its current financial year a success. With $800 million in the bank already, the return to Los Santos is looking to break records.
In comparison, Call of Duty: Black Ops II previously held the record for day one sales with $500 million. That game reached the $1 billion mark after being on shelves for 15 days.
Grand Theft Auto IV earned $310 million on its first day in 2008, reaching the half-billion dollar mark in a week's time. Grand Theft Auto V launched worldwide yesterday, except in Japan and Brazil.
You can read more about Grand Theft Auto in our review and watch our Test Chamber video. Additionally, Matt Bertz has put together some tips for new players.
Our TakeThe installation base for current-generation consoles has been steadily growing throughout the generation. Even considering that, an $800 million opening day is astounding.
This could be the first year since 2009 that Activision's Call of Duty won't hold the top entertainment launch spot. If it doesn't, it'll be a close race, with Call of Duty: Ghosts launching on two additional platforms this year. Regardless, the remainder of this year is going to look good on the monthly NPD reports.
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Nice so far I'd say it deserved it
Way to Go RockStar!
Deserves all the cash. Loving the *** out of it
Very nice. I have yet to play the game but I am sure it deserves it.
That is freaking amazing. This game is freaking amazing!. Ive put like 15 hours and I still dont know my way around the city, let alone everything else. Awesome!!!
My God! This is truly an amazing thing for Rockstar...Glad to see a Rockstar game out on top
Very impressive! The game is great but I was not expecting that much in just one day.
For the visuals alone, R* deserves this. Seriously, how did they manage to create such a massive world, that is as gorgeous as it is, as vibrant, as alive, and as smooth? If someone had told me that the world was possible to create on current-gen consoles, I would have laughed in their face. Still can't believe that it's even possible.... Bravo, Rockstar. You know you've blown players away when they question how the quality of your game is possible.
Wow! ... not too surprising considering all the hype. But, congrats. It's a great game!
I took one of those optional 'blue dot' missions and the first one I get tricked me into following her around a house with a gang of killers saying, "WE GOT ANOTHER ONE!!! Just like RDR. They did that too. but I thought it was cool anyways. Gotta love variety!