Grand Theft Auto V Smashes Global Week One Sales Record - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 24 September 2013 / 44,336 Views
GTA V set not just a gaming record but also an entertainment record, reaching $1 billion in sales in just three days. In its first day the game sold 11 million units and generated $800 million. It is also no surprise that opening week sales were the biggest in gaming history, topping the annual bestselling franchise Call of Duty.
In its first five days Grand Theft Auto V sold 16 million units and generated $1.15 billion. 8.8 million units or 55 percent of the sales were for the Xbox 360, while the PlayStation 3 version sold 7.2 million units. Week one sales also exceeded the estimate of 15 million given the day before launch.
Looking at the top 10 opening week's in gaming history Grand Theft Auto V has sold far above the rest. It is also the one of four games to be on two or less platforms. The Call of Duty titles have been released on four or more platforms each. Grand Theft Auto V nearly sold three times what Grand Theft Auto IV sold in its first week.
Once you break down the sales by platform the sales are even more impressive. Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox 360 sold 8.8 million units opening week, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) sold 7.5 million units and Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) sold 6.3 million units. For the PlayStation 3, Grand Theft Auto V sold 7.2 million units, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) sold 5.4 million units and Call of Duty Black Ops II (PS3) sold 4.7 million units.
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