You might have heard of the Grand Theft Auto games, which are either the cause of all evil or just a video game depending on your perspective. The fifth entry (or 7th counting Vice City and San Andreas) was just released – and has already sold over $800 million during its first 24 hours of retail and digital sales. Wow.
By comparison, GTA4 sold 3.6 million copies for $310 million on launch day – 2K games isn’t telling how many units of GTA5 were sold. And in the UK GTA5 replaced Call of Duty: Black Ops as the fastest selling game ever, selling 1.57 million units in 24 hours. Right now the game is available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Personally the GTA games have never been a ‘day one’ buy for me, but I get to them eventually (usually in a Steam 50% off sale). My older son, on the other hand, is very much wanting to grab this now! What about you?