Grand Theft Auto V Takes $800 Million in First Day

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Almost 14 million copies were sold worldwide in the game’s first 24 hours of release.

It took nearly five years for Take Two’s Rockstar Games studio to develop the eagerly-awaited Grand Theft Auto V at a cost of almost $250 million. But that amount was recouped more than three fold in just a single day. After going on sale at midnight on Tuesday, it took just 24 hours for fans to snap up around 13-14 million units of the fifth installment of the popular 16-year-old franchise.

$800 million was taken in first-day sales – more than the last GTA title took in the course of a year – comfortably beating the previous top-selling debut Call of Duty: Black Ops II that collected $500 million on its first day.

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