In the Take-Two Interactive earnings report they highlighted the early success of Grand Theft Auto V. In just six weeks the company has sold 29 million copies! It also appears that GTA V was able to break the $1 billion in sales mark in just three days, which is faster than any game in history. The previous record holder was Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II game title that hit the $1 billion dollar number in 15 days back in 2012.
“Launched Grand Theft Auto V worldwide on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title received extraordinary reviews, including over 160 perfect scores worldwide, and already has sold-in nearly 29 million units, exceeding the lifetime sell-in of Grand Theft Auto IV on console in less than six weeks after launch. We believe Grand Theft Auto V is the fastest-selling entertainment release in history, grossing over $800 million in retail sales during the first 24 hours after launch and over $1 billion in only three days. Grand Theft Auto V became available for digital download through the PlayStation Network on the day of release and became the biggest release ever on the platform. In addition, the Games on Demand release of the title on Xbox LIVE became the highest grossing day 1 and week 1 release in the platform’s history.”