GTA V Breaks 7 World Records

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Grand Theft Auto 5 officially launched on the 17th September 2013, and within hours started breaking all kinds of records. Today, just three weeks later, Guinness has officially confirmed 7 records that RockStar Games’ latest game has broken. Guinness World Records editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday, also went on record as stating: “GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books. Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I’m also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.”

GTA V entered its first week of sales on top of the charts, but has since been pushed down into second by EA’s FIFA 14, but still sitting pretty as the highest earner in 2013. We all knew about the $1m milestone that was surpassed in less than three days, so here is the full list published by Guinness World Records:

  • Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
  • Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
  • Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
  • Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
  • Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
  • Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
  • Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

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