GTA V enters Guinness World Records for breaking entertainment, video game records

GTA V enters Guinness World Records for breaking entertainment, video game records
In a very brief period of time, Rockstar's latest blockbuster, 'Grand Theft Auto V' has shattered entertainment records and made its way into the Guinness World Records book.

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
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  • 4 comments
  • gnovak1

    People are so bent up on piracy. This game shows if a game is good, people will buy it.

    10.10.2013 13:59 #1

  • hearme0

    That statement is seriously out of left field. What does the article and "people being bent on piracy" have to do with one another??

    10.10.2013 15:10 #2

  • A5J4DX

    awesome!

    10.10.2013 15:18 #3

  • omegaman7

    Originally posted by gnovak1: People are so bent up on piracy. This game shows if a game is good, people will buy it. Agreed ;) I've been known to try before I buy(Via unethical means), but GTA is something I KNOW I'll enjoy, and automatically buy.

    So, if sales are soo staggering, RELEASE IT FOR PC!!! I can't wait months and months! :p



    Star Trek High Definition is only possible while theyre receiving return for their efforts. Pirate Star Trek, and their efforts will have no choice but to cease :(

    12.10.2013 12:59 #4

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