GTA 5, which has been a tremendous success, left its predecessor in the dust making $815m in sales within 24 hours of its release, and surpassed the $1bn-mark in just two days. As a result, the game shattered several different world records from across the entertainment industry.
GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture
“GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture,” said Craig Glenday, the Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief. “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.”
The Guinness publication confirmed Tuesday that the game had broken seven records, including the record for fastest-selling video game franchise and fastest-selling entertainment franchise.
Below is a list of the seven records now officially held by Grand Theft Auto V:
- Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
- Best-selling video game in 24 hours
- Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
- Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
- Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
- Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
- Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game
Still haven’t decided if you want to pick up Grand Theft Auto V?. If you have been a GTA fan in the past – Go Grab It. GTA 5 will take your breath away with its diversity and attention to detail. And for others who want to rule the city, drive everything from bike to tank or you want to fly a plane, this game will not disappoint you.