Take Two has announced today that GTA V has generated more than $800 Million on its first 24 hours just in Europe and North America and does not include Japan and Brazil, where the game is not on sale yet.
According to the company this marks “the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series.”
“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in the press release. “Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence.
“Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’.
“We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”