Grand Theft Auto V Smashes Global Week One Sales Record - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 24 September 2013 / 75,096 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.
Stay tuned to VGChartz for the latest GTA 5 sales figures and see the GTA 5 Wiki for more information about the game.
A talented developer works for 5 years on this near masterpiece and beats out call of duty. I could not be happier.
Congrats. Very well deserved success, and it's good to see a high quality title on top once again.
I have a feeling its under tracked by a bit given the fact that it past 1B in 3 days..but the sales are still just...wow
What an achievement! Congrats to Rockstar for this immense success.
I wonder if one of the versions will break the 20 all-time best sellers.
you mean the snes games? no,because they don't bundle games with consoles like that anymore. if it was sold separately, snes games wouldnt be as popular as they were
Good, great sales for a great game. And dethroning COD with a masterpiece is excellent in my books.
Does this include digital sales as well? How? I think Sony like Steam doesn't give out numbers.
Now it needs to beat 30m to impress me (MK Wii, MW3, etc.)
16 million in just 5 days! WOW! I wonder, can GTAV beat MH4 in Japan this week?)
What is the sales ratio in France ? I'm sure in the end the PS3 version will sell more because GTA is stronger than CoD in Europe and sales pattern is long term in Europe compared to US (shorter tail).
Plus the PS3 version will likely get 400k or more from Japan when it launches there.