The hit game sold 11 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability, leading to $1 billion in sales within 3 days.
Among the records it has smashed are highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours, the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion, the best-selling video game in 24 hours, the best-selling action adventure game in 24 hours, the fastest video game to gross $1 billion, and highest grossing video game in 24 hours.
The previous owners of many of those records were Grand Theft Auto IV and the Call of Duty series.
"GTA totally deserves to be recognised as an icon of modern British culture," noted Guiness World Records editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday. "Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and 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."
Call of Duty Ghosts has a November 5th release date but it is not expected to take any of these records back.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Oct 2013 21:07