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How much did ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ make on its first day on the job?

Here’s a hint: It’s a LOT.

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So Grand Theft Auto V is finally out. Gamers everywhere are climbing over each other to get their hands on the open-world epic. Needless to say, the game raked in the cash on its launch day. But just how much money are we talking about?

Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of the title, recently announced that Grand Theft Auto V brought in a whopping $800 million of revenue on its first day of release. This is the highest first day retail sales of any game in the series, and it also happens to be the highest first day revenue in the history of the company.

But that’s not all. GTA V’s first day haul of $800 million just shattered the previous record for the most revenue earned on launch day by a video game. The previous best was $500 million which was held by Call of Duty:Black Ops II.

Unsurprisingly, the folks over at Take-Two Interactive can’t stop smiling.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” said CEO Strauss Zelnick. “Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence.”

Grand Theft Auto V launched this Tuesday for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The online component of the game will follow in October.

Source : IGN 

Shehryar Sohail Muzammil
Shehryar's unhealthy obsession with video games has been a feature of his life for as long as he can remember. On the few occasions he is seen outdoors, you can find him playing football and cheering madly for Chelsea FC.

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