Grand Theft Auto V is blowing up, and hitting new sales milestones right and left. Today Rockstar’s latest entry in its mega successful franchise hit $1 Billion big ones in world wide sales. This makes it the fastest entertainment property to hit that mark of all time. GTA V has made money faster than any other game, film or anything else. Not bad!
While no one at Rockstar or parent Take Two Interactive company could be reached for comment, Wade the Juggalo character from GTA V was happy to volunteer his opinion with a post on his Juggalobook.com page:
“Yo Yo Yo my Ninjas and fine ass Juggalettes! My baby gurl Lotus Blossum Faygo be defintly goin to DeVry now! I be gettin royalteeez from dis game like a MF. I tricked out da’ corolla wit a custom Great Milenko paynt job and bought my own damn triple wide!!! MMFWCL my ninjas, peace!”
We can’t blame Wade for being stoked, these sales numbers are through the roof and GTA V is certainly on track to be the highest selling game of all time. Take Two Interactive announced the sales milestone in a press release that follows below:
Fastest entertainment property in history to reach significant milestone*
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 20, 2013– Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) today announced that Grand Theft Auto V, the critically acclaimed latest release from the iconic interactive entertainment series, has achieved worldwide retail sales of more than $1 billion during its first three days on sale, according to Company estimates. We believe this marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games* and feature films**, has reached this significant milestone.
“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.”
Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.
[Via: Take Two]