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GTAV global retail sales Top $800M in single day

1 of 1 Game ball: Grand Theft Auto V is expected to rake in over a billion dollars within days
Game ball: Grand Theft Auto V is expected to rake in over a billion dollars within days

Grand Theft Auto V was released Tuesday to rave reviews – and incredible sales figures.

Developers Rockstar Games and Rockstar's owner Take-Two Interactive Software must be breaking out the bubbly as they confirmed its success by announcing that GTA V had taken in $800 million worth of sales.

The company wrote in a press release: Grand Theft Auto V delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the Company and the Grand Theft Auto series.

"All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” company CEO Strauss Zelnick said in the release.

“In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called 'the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment'. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch."

With the game's forthcoming launch in Japan and Brazil, and further sales in the rest of the world, GTA V is expected to pass the $1 billion within days.

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