Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) has reason to celebrate because the game “Grand Theft Auto V” hit $800 million in worldwide sales on day one. Grand Theft Auto V even beat Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Black Ops II hit $500 million on their first day of sales in November.
?We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games? creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch,? stated Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.
Grand Theft Auto V is the sequel to Grand Theft Auto IV, which was released in 2008. The $800 million worldwide figure does not include Brazil and Japan, which will be getting the game later on.
Building Grand Theft Auto V was not cheap. The game reportedly costed $265 million to make. This is the highest production budget of all time.
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