So you might have heard that there is a new game out on the market for gamers to sink their teeth into, I mean with the marketing strategy being to teaser and please you would have to be out of touch with the gaming community not to know it, Grand Theft Auto 5 is now alive and kicking… Literally!
With years behind the development and a budget that many of the latest Hollywood films to hit the cinema would have dreamed of, Rockstar Games knew that their latest addition to the popular GTA series was going to have to bring its ‘A Game’ if it was going to achieve what they had set out to do… Become the best selling game of all time. Queue evil laugh…
With improved graphics, storylines, missions and much more on offer, the game offered a promising sense of achievement even before the game hit the shelves on September 17th and following its reveal during development, reviewers revealed that they thought that the game was going to be strong enough to overcome the title of being the highest grossing console game of all time, a title that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 occupied.
Statements showed that Rockstar Games were not about to let the FPS shooter hold the crown much longer and early predictions for the new GTA addition tipped the game to make over $1 billion within the first month, something that seemed to be extreme at the time of comment but that is almost a reality already… Just 2 days after release!
According to figures being passed around the games news industry, GTA5 smashed through the entry gates of the sales market, securing over $800 million in sales on the very first day of release, seeing over 1.4 million copies of the game being taken home and loaded into a gaming console as the player looked to unlock the secrets held within.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 did well on their first day of release, making $500 million on release day and taking a matter of weeks to clear the $1 billion gross mark but on the rate of demand of the latest offering produced by Rockstar North, GTA 5 should clear the $1 billion milestone in a matter of days, helped by the fact that the game is still to launch in Japan and Brazil.