Grand Theft Auto V Smashes Pre-Order Records

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 September 2013 / 35,589 Views

GTA V is a fitting tribute to the the seventh console generation and the game is set to break all sales records when it launches tomorrow. At the time of writing, GTA 5 is a matter of hours from release in the US and has seen busy midnight launches across Europe.

Grand Theft Auto V

VGChartz estimates that total worldwide pre-order figures for Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have reached unprecidented levels. Our data shows that the game has more than 7 million pre-orders worldwide breaking down to around 3.7 million for the Xbox 360 and around 3.4 million for the PlayStation 3.

Sales for the day one are expected to reach more than 10 million units and this number could grow to 14-15 million units by the weekend. To put that number into perspective, the current record holder, Call of Duty: Black Ops II sold just under 11 million units in its first five days on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Stay tuned to VGChartz for the latest GTA 5 sales updates as more data becomes available and see the GTA 5 Wiki for more information about the game.


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10 Comments

Michael-5 (on 16 September 2013)

Wow, GTA V might be the best opening game ever, Europe just favors GTA over CoD.


WagnerPaiva (on 17 September 2013)

Cool, my copy will arrive very soon! One more unit sold in Brazil baby!


Kai Master (on 18 September 2013)

I've read that in Brazil games are super taxed, do your game come from US or UK "in the black", or do you pay $100 or more in Brazil ?


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peterpostma20 (on 17 September 2013)

Why does this site keep saying that black ops II has the record for most copies sold first week and highest pre-order numbers, because its modern warfare 3.


vodkasosa1000 (on 17 September 2013)

I'm not surprised about that


shikamaru317 (on 16 September 2013)

Not too suprising honestly. I can't wait to play. I've got an estimated delivery of Thursday from Amazon unfortunately. This is going to be the longest few days of my life.


RoadShow (on 20 September 2013)

Freaking awesome! I would love GTA to come in at the end of the generation and wipe COD out. COD sucks IMO, same old stupid run n gun, skill less kills game over and over from a bunch of people incapable of the mind power to fly jets or choppers or pwn the battlefield in some armor. In COD you never have to turn a corner and be surprised by 3 enemy tanks fully loaded with gunners, medics & engineers. I can defeat this. I know I ranted but I hate COD because it's the best selling game time and time again without trying or doing anything new. The last DLC was the most interesting one ever with those robots but out of my high standards I refuse to buy the game and pay for the DLC. GTA deserves to be on top. When I look back on Wikipedia facts about this gen I want to see the best selling game be GTA.


pezus (on 17 September 2013)

It broke pre-order records in Iceland so I'm sure the trend is similar elsewhere. Kind of off-topic: I saw this article in the AppyGamer app. Didn't know gamrReview and VGChartz articles appeared there! Lots of exposure through it I think


Kai Master (on 18 September 2013)

In France it is the same : pre-order record !


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Kai Master (on 18 September 2013)

and not a small record, that's 50 % more than CoD's.


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ironmanDX (on 17 September 2013)

Wow, this is huge.


binary solo (on 17 September 2013)

Really happy that a 3rd person action/adventure game is close to outperforming the fps genre but I wish it was a game I wanted to play.


pezus (on 17 September 2013)

You want to play this game :-P


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Sensei (on 18 September 2013)

My thoughts exactly. Good ol' times on PS1 when RPGs and fighters were top selling titles. ahah


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Sensei (on 18 September 2013)

My thoughts exactly. Good ol' times on PS1 when RPGs and fighters were top selling titles. ahah


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teamsilent13 (on 17 September 2013)

I don't see the appeal. *puts on flamesuit*


pezus (on 17 September 2013)

Play it for a while and you might


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