September 20th, 2013, 19:20 PM
GTA 5 Sales Top $1 Billion in 3 Days
After just three days in stores around the globe, Grand Theft Auto 5 has taken in more than $1 billion, Take-Two Interactive Software announced Wednesday.
The latest version of the franchise debuted on Sept. 17 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Its three-day haul "marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games and feature films, has reached this significant milestone," according to Take-Two, which owns GTA developer Rockstar Games.
"Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two, said in a statement. "We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V."
The latest milestone comes after Take-Two earlier this week announced that the game earned $800 million in its first day of global sales. GTA 5 is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; the Standard Edition is $59.99, the Special Edition is $79.99, and the Collector's Edition costs $149.99.