Grand Theft Auto V sales cross the $1 billion mark in just three days

By Shawn Knight ยท 32 replies
Sep 20, 2013
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  1. Grand Theft Auto V is now the fastest-selling video game in history. Where it took the previous record-holder, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, a full 15 days to reach $1 billion in sales, GTA V needed just three days...

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  2. bob333

    bob333 TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +15

    For the millionth time, they would've crossed the $1 billion mark on FIRST DAY if they have also released the game for PC.
    St1ckM4n, hammer2085 and JasAce like this.
  3. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I don't think this record is going to be beat anytime soon.
  4. Wtf!!! No big budget movie comes close!! !
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    That is huge! And it might be the first time that I've been interested enough in the franchise to consider buying a copy. I would just prefer that on PC.
  6. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    Congratulations on their success.
  7. No movies come close because if you think about it, a game costs 60USD where as a movie would be 12USD on average. That equates to less then 25% cost per unit for the movie.
    H3llion likes this.
  8. The greatest accomplishment of feminism: Turn men into a bunch of jobless lady boy losers that play video games all day.

  9. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Not coming to PC then its a no buy and don't care, too busy playing Arma 3 and BF4 on PC next month to care anyhow.
    H3llion likes this.
  10. My explanation is.......americans
  11. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    Yeah because only Americans buy games right?

    Yeah man you got it all figured!
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,668   +413

    After seeing this
    I want nothing to do with it.
  13. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Come on now your US hate is getting away with you, stores all over the U.K and other places were opening at midnight to allow earliest access and were packed. Hell the U.K. alone bought around 1.6 million copies on the first day, yet your response is "americans" how blind is your hipster hatred?
  14. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

    It's actually a pretty good game regardless of platform. I do agree that It would had hit the billion faster if there was a pc version on day one.
  15. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    They will probably make far less due to piracy. Honestly, I don't blame Rockstar.
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I wouldn't hold my breath. This record will probably be history before we even wipe the crap from our eyes. They said the same about COD MW, COD BO/2, GTA IV and the list goes on...
  17. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    After seeing this
    I want everything to do with it.
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Honestly, I do blame Rockstar. How much money is enough?
    fimbles likes this.
  19. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    This is adult entertainment. GTA games are rated M and not made for 13 year old kids.
  20. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +8

    Wow, you should really read up on what is feminism. Let me give you a hand, start here:
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,668   +413

    I'm no where close to 13. I just don't believe in violence or guns.:)
  22. @ Skidmarksdelux : RockStar deserves all the success in the world. They actually spend years developing every detail in a game, unlike Activision rehashing the same game every year. Heck I remember a RockStar clip with employees arguing over whose tree was better. My only issue is having to wait for PC release on a series that began on PC. I remember wasting life away on GTA and London 1969/61, then GTA 2... It wasn't until Sony through heaps of cash at them for a PS2 exclusive (GTA 3).
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  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Maybe you're right. It's not as violent, crass and has the toilet humor I was hoping for. :)
    That said, I'm still not gonna miss out on it if it comes to PC.
  24. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Me too. The GTA franchise has always been and will always be my favorite, even if it ceases to exist I'll always remember it with fondness and the hours, nay months I spent playing them all.

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