GTA V Smashes 7 Guinness World Records with its Sales!

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Grand Theft Auto V, the latest in Rockstar’s iconic franchise, has been selling at an incredible rate. Now Guinness World Records has confirmed that the game holds 7 world records for sales!

GTA V’s accolades include the “Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion,” and “Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours.” So anyone who still says that video games aren’t viable against Hollywood, can put that in their pipe and smoke it!

Any news of GTA V‘s success is great for everyone involved in the game. Juggalo character Wade reached out to us via Skype to share his excitement:

“Whoop Whoop! Ya’ boy here! Weez in duh monay, mah ninja! Mah li’l gurl Lotus Blossum Faygo gonna’ have her own Winnebago filled wit’ My Little Ponies, dawgg! I got 2 hummers, a cigarette boat, and I’m paying fo’ ICP’s new record “Clownz Love tha’ Lord”!

“Thanks err’body, we gettin’ twisted on the reg up in this, ninjas! Mah royalty checks buy so much Faygo and Caribou Lou and all the meth I can smoke – nowamsayin’?

“Whoop Whoop!”

Grand Theft Auto V holds these records:

1.    Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours

2.    Best-selling videogame in 24 hours

3.    Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion

4.    Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion

5.    Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours

6.    Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours

7.    Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

Guinness announced the breaking of 6 records on Tuesday, and added a 7th later on. Grand Theft Auto V is still selling like hotcakes, and could obliterate more sales records before its through.

Guinness World Records‘ announcement follows below:

CONFIRMED: GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 BREAKS 6 SALES WORLD RECORDS
By KEVIN LYNCH
Published October 8, 2013

Guinness World Records can today confirm that the launch of Grand Theft Auto V has broken six new world records including the Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and the Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion.

Released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA V, was the first main entry since Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.

Developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, the critically acclaimed open world action-adventure video game sold 11.21 million units in its first 24 hours, and generated revenue of $815.7 million (£511.8 million), going on to reach $1 billion (£624.45 million) in sales after just three days on September 20 2013.

The figure smashes records previously held by the Call of Duty videogame series and blockbuster movies including The Avengers and Avatar.

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books. Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I’m also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.”

Full list of Grand Theft Auto V record-breaking achievements:

1. Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours

2. Best-selling videogame in 24 hours

3. Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion

4. Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion

5. Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours

6. Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours

7. Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

[Via: Guinness]

  • Tuhin

    Could it also break the record for the most pirated game ever … just wondering

  • Mark

    The crazy part is it wasn’t the bets GTA of the series.

  • Evasi0n Jailbreak

    GTA 5 for PC is here:

    gta5site , com

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